The time has finally arrived for the bustling halls of St. Bonaventure Hospital to return and for the viewers to dive back into the thrilling world of Shaun Murphy. The creators seem to have a lot of surprises packed into the new episodes for the viewers, especially after knowing how the last season ended with a major cliffhanger, leading many to speculate where his journey is headed now.
As the official countdown begins, in order to curb all your worries, we have provided all the latest details about The Good Doctor Season 7 right here for you.
The Good Doctor Season 7 Release Date: When will it premiere?
After being renewed for a seventh season back in April 2023, the network has now officially confirmed that the much-awaited new season will be part of the 2024 midseason lineup, with the new episodes all set to drop next year on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the time slot of 10 p.m.
The series will also be accompanied by Will Trent at 8 PM and The Rookie at 9 PM, which will also return for new seasons on Tuesday at ABC and later be available to stream on Hulu.
The official announcement was also confirmed on the X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the show, with the quote, “The doctors will see you now #TheGoodDoctor premieres on a new night, Tuesday! Tune in on February 20 on ABC and stream on Hulu!” Take a look at the post below:
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) November 16, 2023
The Good Doctor Season 7 Plot: What to expect?
As the filming is yet to commence, nothing much has been disclosed about the plot of the new season, but we are certain that the basic premise will remain the same, which is as follows:
“Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit.
Following their long-awaited wedding festivities and his promotion to surgical attending, Shaun and Lea’s relationship is immediately put to the test and they must learn to navigate life together as a married couple. Meanwhile, the team is dealing with changes at the hospital and in their personal lives that will present new emotional and interpersonal challenges for them.”
The plot of the next season is also expected to continue from the sixth season’s finale, “Love’s Labor,” which showed Shaun and Lea as they head to the delivery room and everyone from the hospital is there, except for one very important person. Meanwhile, a tragic accident involving Drs. Perez and Kalu pull everyone away, including Dr. Murphy. On the bright side, Liz Friedman assured the readers that they can expect some new blood in Season 7 by stating:
“Yes, I think so. We’re going to have a little bit of a new, interesting sort of presentation for that new blood this time around.”
Always cherish these precious moments 👶 pic.twitter.com/cjQhyrcuQY
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) August 12, 2023
The Good Doctor Season 7 Cast: Who will and will not return?
The main cast who are expected to return 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, and Savannah Welch, who plays Dr. Danica “Danni” Powell as one of the new residents in season 6, is also expected to return in the new season.
The characters whose fate is uncertain are as follows: Ahead of the sixth season finale, it was confirmed Brandon Larracuente would not return for the seventh season. However, he would be open to reprising the role in a guest capacity. On November 20, 2023, it was reported that Hill Harper would also not be returning for Season 7 due to him running for Senate in Michigan, which he had previously announced four months ago.
Others include Osvaldo Benavides, who quit the show because he had to travel to Guatemala immediately for a critical surgical assignment. Ever since then, the fans have speculated this character might have gone for good, along with Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, whose arc might end soon as a scan of Glassman’s brain revealed a region that was thought to be irreversibly damaged brain tissue after a stroke.
Lastly, “The Good Doctor,” which is based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name, is executive produced and co-show run by David Shore and Liz Friedman. Additional executive producers include Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, Thomas L. Moran, David Hoselton, Peter Blake, Jessica Grasl, Garrett Lerner, Mike Listo, Highmore, Shawn Williamson, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee. The series hails from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
The Good Doctor Season 7 Frequently Asked Questions
How many episodes will be there?
The new season is likely to have fewer episodes due to the delays in production caused by dual strikes, and the season is expected to consist of at least 15 to 18 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 44 minutes. Confirmation about the official count will be revealed in the near future.
Has the planned spin-off of the series been canceled?
Sadly, the planned spin-off titled The Good Lawyer was in development at ABC as a backdoor pilot order. The spin-off with Kennedy McMann, Felicity Huffman, and Bethlehem Million set to star would not be moving forward because of delays caused by the strikes, and broadcasting networks are running out of shelf space as they try to accommodate all of their popular returning scripted series.
ABC also canceled Home Economics at the end of September.
Where to stream?
All the prior seasons of The Good Doctor are currently 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 user’s preferences.
The series is also available on ABC’s official website and app, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel.
In Canada, the series streams on Crave. In India, the series streams exclusively on Sony LIV at the same time as U.S. Broadcast, and the show’s first four seasons are also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Is there any official teaser or trailer for The Good Doctor Season 7?
Unfortunately, the network hasn’t released any new teaser trailers as filming is yet to commence, which makes it impossible for the network to promote the upcoming season to reveal some plotlines.
Hence, we urge the readers to wait and be patient and stream the sixth season to recall what happened in the show as it explored Shaun becoming a surgical resident at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. He faces more responsibility and pressure.
He must deal with an attack on the hospital, new residents, and Lea’s high-risk pregnancy while navigating relationships to become a good leader and dad so that he can maintain his now stable life.