The Good Doctor Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

The Good Doctor Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is the Good Doctor finally returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about The Good Doctor Season 6. 

The Good Doctor is a medical drama television series based on a South Korean series of the same name that premiered in 2013. Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios are producing the show in collaboration with Shore Z Productions, 3AD, and Entermedia. The show’s showrunner is David Shore, while the show’s executive producer is Daniel Dae Kim. The show conveys a powerful message that has tugged many heartstrings of the viewers. The series makes you empathize with the main character, Shaun Murphy, because of the way emotion is presented. 

The Good Doctor Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?
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You’ll see his ups and downs, as well as his suffering and good deeds, and it’ll make you want to watch episode after episode to see what happens next in his life and profession. If you were wondering if The Good Doctor would be renewed or canceled for another season, we have some good news for you. We’ve put together a quick synopsis of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast so you can get excited about the upcoming part and be prepared before the series premieres on ABC. So far, here’s everything we know about The Good Doctor Season 6.

The Good Doctor Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is the Good Doctor renewed for Season 6?

Yes, it’s official that ABC has renewed The Good Doctor for a sixth season. The renewal was confirmed by the network and the official announcement was shared on their official Twitter handle, quoting, “Drop a in the comments if you’re as excited as we are! #TheGoodDoctor is coming back for Season 6 on ABC!” Take a look at the post below: 

According to the official report by Deadline, in September, the sitcom returned for its fifth season, averaging a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.58 million viewers, a number that has been consistent since 2020. The Good Doctor has been a consistent performer for ABC, with a 0.4 demo rating that has been consistent throughout the weeks.

According to the network, the drama is the top entertainment series in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo rating in Monday’s 10 p.m. hour this season. After 35 days of viewing across ABC’s linear and digital platforms, this season of The Good Doctor averaged 10.5 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating. So, the renewal of the series is not a surprise for the network to invest more resources to expand this tv series. 

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The Good Doctor Season 6 Release Date

The series renewal was officially announced by ABC in the month of March this year.  Moreover, Season 5 recently aired its finale episode, Sons, which was released on May 16, 2022. It’s only been a few days. So, asking for an exact official release date for The Good Doctor Season 6 seems a little early. On the other hand, fans should rejoice as the renewal of the series for another season is announced within a few days which is not usual with the major networks to premiere the show. 

If we have to guess the release date for the upcoming season, we may look at the pattern of the previous season, which is normally released anytime between September and November and falls in the region of late 2022 this year. As a result, it’s clear that the network wants to keep the show running, as the swift renewal indicates that plans for another season were already in the works without any major setbacks.

Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal

The Good Doctor Season 6 Plot

According to the official ABC website, the premise for The Good Doctor states, “Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, has worked tirelessly to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives. All while planning a wedding, season five sees Shaun navigate more uncertainties as a major change comes to St. Bonaventure. Meanwhile, the rest of the team must also navigate the complexities of their own changing relationships as they continue to deal with life and death situations.”

The Good Doctor Season 6 is expected to expand on this already established premise for the future season and continue the storyline from the very last episode of the series which the viewers got to see on the ABC channel on May 16, 2022. The episode, Sons, was estimated to be viewed by 3.45 million US viewers. The episode is directed by David Shore and the teleplay is created by  David Shore & Jessica Grasl & Nathalie Touboul.

The official synopsis of the episode states, “Shaun and Lea make a big life decision and are pleasantly surprised by the support they receive from their friends at the hospital; Asher struggles to accept that he and his father may never truly understand one another.” Moreover, the episode’s story is written by  Jessica Grasl & Nathalie Touboul. 

*Spoilers Ahead* 

In the concluding episode, the viewers got to see that Steph, a young lady who was crippled by a stroke years ago, is treated by Park and Morgan, and an operation to correct her lung difficulties results in Steph losing the small control she had over her right hand. Morgan devises a plan to implant a device into Steph’s brain that will allow her to communicate, seeking Lea’s assistance in programming it with Steph’s own voice; the surgery is successful.

At the same time, Asher’s estranged father Yosel arrives at the hospital, requesting Shaun’s assistance in treating his terminal lung cancer; Shaun devises a cure that may extend Yosel’s life by a year, but he only has days to weeks to live.

After Jordan confronts Asher about his lack of empathy for his father, Asher persuades his mother to follow Yosel’s wishes and return home to die; before he goes, Asher and Yosel reconcile. Morgan receives a job opportunity in New York and is apprehensive about accepting it; nevertheless, after speaking with Lim, Park decides to support her.

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Shaun and Lea are married in a ceremony arranged by Glassman on the hospital rooftop, presided over by Andrews and accompanied by their friends; while preparing for the event, Glassman and Shaun acknowledge their own father-son bond. Lim and Villanueva are stabbed by Villanueva’s stalker Owen at the wedding, leaving their fates uncertain.

The series is expected to be picked up and revealed where the series is going in terms of characters and storylines for another season starting from this precise moment of the finale episode. All of the previous episodes have set the tone for the current season, which will see the story develop and expand in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show. So far, viewers have appreciated every episode, prompting them to watch the series on a weekly basis via streaming.

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The Good Doctor Season 6 Cast

We’d like to point out that The Good Doctor Season 6 could include some new cast members as well as the departure of old characters, with specifics to be revealed once filming begins and is formally confirmed. Meanwhile, it is expected that the original cast members of the show will reprise their roles in the forthcoming season. 

The main cast members of the series are as follows:

  • Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy 
  • Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick 
  • Will Yun Lee as Alex Park 
  • Christina Chang as Audrey Lim 
  • Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo 
  • Bria Samoné Henderson as Jordan Allen 
  • Noah Galvin as Asher Wolke 
  • Osvaldo Benavides as Mateo Rendón Osma 
  • Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews 
  • Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman 

Moreover, Brandon Larracuente as Daniel “Danny” and Savannah Welch as Danica “Danni” has been cast as the new cast members of the upcoming season. As mentioned in a report by TVLine, the character breakdown of the cast is described as follows, Larracuente will play Daniel aka Danny is a charming intern with an “interest in somewhat controversial alternative medicine,” according to the character breakdown. “Outside of the hospital, he is a bit of a lone wolf and an intriguing mystery to his co-workers.”

Welch, meanwhile, will play Danica aka Danni as an Annapolis grad who completed med school in the Navy. Danni is described as “charismatic, ethical to a fault, and competitive both inside and outside the hospital. She’s mature beyond her years and surprisingly comfortable defying authority, which is certain to stir up some drama.”

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The Good Doctor Season 6 Episodes

Despite the fact that the precise number of episodes for The Good Doctor Season 6 has yet to be revealed, we can expect it to be the same as the previous season, which ranges between 10 to 20 and have a run time of 41 to 44 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of May 28, 2022, the exact amount for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed, as the number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience, which has been turned into a screenplay to look for and see the unexplored dynamics. 

Meanwhile, binge-watch season five to refresh your knowledge of certain significant plotlines. Here is a brief episode guide to help you grasp the order and watch the episodes to get a better knowledge of the plot.

  • S5E1: New Beginnings – September 27, 2021
  • S5E2: Piece of Cake – October 4, 2021
  • S5E3: Measure of Intelligence – October 11, 2021
  • S5E4: Rationality – October 25, 2021
  • S5E5: Crazytown – November 1, 2021
  • S5E6: One Heart – November 15, 2021
  • S5E7: Expired – November 22, 2021
  • S5E8: Rebellion – February 28, 2022
  • S5E9: Yippee Ki-Yay – March 7, 2022
  • S5E10: Cheat Day – March 14, 2022
  • S5E11: The Family – March 21, 2022
  • S5E12: Dry Spell – March 28, 2022
  • S5E13: Growing Pains – April 4, 2022
  • S5E14: Potluck – April 11, 2022
  • S5E15: My Way – April 18, 2022
  • S5E16: The Shaun Show – May 2, 2022
  • S5E17: The Lea Show – May 9, 2022
  • S5E18: Sons – May 16, 2022

Many shows aim to maintain a consistent episode count across seasons to ensure the story’s consistency. As a result, we encourage fans to be diligent as post-production wraps up and the network verifies the titles of each forthcoming season’s episode.

Is there any trailer for The Good Doctor Season 6?

No, because The Good Doctor Season 6 was just renewed, and the network has yet to confirm the series’ production status. As a result, releasing a trailer so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is early. In the meantime, watch this exclusive interview with Freddie Highmore on the GMA youtube channel. 

Freddie Highmore talks 'The Good Doctor' l GMA

Where can you stream The Good Doctor?

The Good Doctor is currently available to watch on fuboTV and Hulu Plus, among other digital streaming services. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC officially website where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at the 10/9c time slot. 

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The Good Doctor Overall Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 63% based on 43 reviews, with an average rating of 5.60/10. The website’s consensus reads, “The Good Doctor‘s heavy-handed bedside manner undermines a solid lead performance, but under all the emotionally manipulative gimmickry, there’s still plenty of room to improve.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 53 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. According to IMDb, the overall score of the series is 8.1 out of 10 with 89k votes. 

The Good Doctor Official Trailer

The trailer and the official synopsis of the series state, “A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome uses his extraordinary gifts to save lives and challenge skepticism.” Take a look at the official trailer for Season 5 of The Good Doctor below:

The Good Doctor Season 5 Trailer (HD)

Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more The Good Doctor Season 6 updates.