The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?

The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?
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Is David Shore’s medical drama returning in 2023 or not? Here is everything we know about The Good Doctor Season 7.

The Good Doctor fandom’s eagerness to learn how the story will progress has grown with each passing day, and it’s fair to say that after how the sixth season ended with such a surprising cliffhanger, which has once again raised many questions, it’s made the wait even more worthwhile! So, if you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest release date reports and the filming status, then you’ve come to the right place! 

For your convenience, we have compiled everything we currently know about supposed delays in the release of The Good Doctor Season 7.

The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?

The Good Doctor Season 7: Is the upcoming season delayed?

According to reports, numerous ABC series scheduled for the 2023–24 television broadcasting season appear to be undergoing significant changes. The recently released fall schedule for the network hints that The Good Doctor Season 7 isn’t listed among other original series, which is quite surprising.

One of the primary causes of this is the ongoing writer’s strike, which has been going on for many weeks and has significantly slowed down the creation of new episodes until the problems with the writers’ compensation are resolved. Therefore, if it is not resolved sooner, there is a possibility that the series won’t return at all this year and will actually be set to make its official comeback in 2024, along with other series. 

As a result, this can be a significant reason why the premiere may be delayed for a longer period of time. Some other reasons that are speculated for the delay are the creative differences among the show creators and crew, which will eventually decide the fate of the series in order to expand for additional seasons if it is renewed in the coming years. 

The Good Doctor Season 7: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?

The Good Doctor Season 7: When is it expected to premiere?

If you have been keeping up with the show, then you’ll know that it has a history of taking a break for a few months before premiering brand-new episodes. So, we are certain that the same will be applied to the seventh season, and we will take a brief seasonal break in order to perfect the schedule.

The filming is expected to commence sometime around August 2023 (if the writer’s strike concludes) in order to be ahead of schedule, and it is expected to release the new season sometime later in the fall of 2023 or even 2024 at the same time slot of 10 pm/9c, every Monday on the ABC network.

This can only happen if the production starts on schedule in the next few months and the network decides to roll out the series just like the prior season without unnecessary delays. In addition to this, we would like to point out that, at this point in time, this is just pure speculation!

Anything can be changed, and these details will be confirmed by the network. So, we urge the readers to be up-to-date with the official social media handles of the show. Until then, check out the official renewal announcement as shared on The Good Doctor’s Twitter handle, quoting, “Get your scrubs ready, as #TheGoodDoctor is coming back for a new season.” Take a look at the official post below: 

The Good Doctor Season 7: What to expect in the new season?

We can reassure those who are curious about what will happen next that, as of the time of writing, the specifics of the seventh season’s narrative have been kept under wraps. But it is without a doubt clear that the plot of the next season is expected to continue from the sixth season’s finale episode, “Love’s Labor,” which will follow 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. 

The theme of the show will be kept the same to capture the essence of the show, which follows:

Dr. Shaun Murphy, 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 Good Doctor Season 7: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?

The Good Doctor Season 7: Who will return in the new season?

The main cast members 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, Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman, and Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews. Savannah Welch, who plays Dr. Danica “Danni” Powell as one of the new residents in season 6, is also expected to return. 

Many recurring cast members are also anticipated to join the principal cast in the new season. “The Good Doctor,” 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: Will the premiere of the new season be delayed?

The Good Doctor Season 7 Episodes and Streaming Options

As of writing this, we can assure the readers that the official episode count of the new season hasn’t been revealed by the network. But if we follow the pattern followed by the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to consist of at least 18 to 22 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 44 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. This count can be changed in case the creators want to conclude the series with the seventh season, which will be confirmed later.

When released, all episodes of The Good Doctor along with prior seasons are currently on FuboTV and Hulu Plus, among other digital streaming services. Moreover, 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 preferences of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel. 

Catch up on the previous seasons and let us know when you think The Good Doctor will be back for Season 7 in the comments.