Why has it taken so long to renew this medical drama series? Here is everything we know so far about The Good Doctor Season 7.
The time for the sixth season of The Good Doctor is nearing its end in a few weeks, as the network has officially confirmed that the final episode is officially set to premiere this summer season on May 8, 2023. With this early confirmation, the fandom has once again started to speculate why it is taking so long for the network to greenlight the show for an additional season.
With more days passing by, if you are also wondering the same, then we can assure you that there is no need to panic. This delay is not unusual for ABC as they usually consider various factors before renewing any show for more seasons. Eventually, these various factors help ensure the potential of the series, including the storyline, budgets, investments, production costs, etc., to get another season’s approval.
On the bright side, Deadline recently reported that ABC could approve another season of The Good Doctor. This move is not far-fetched, as the show remains a solid anchor of the network’s Monday lineup, and the signs point to early renewal. This is an exciting update for the fans to not be worried about the show’s future plans, which will definitely not be scrapped without a proper conclusion to the overall story.
It will take some time before the network announces such renewals because there are still a lot of Season 6 episodes that need to be broadcast in the upcoming weeks. If you have noticed the pattern, the network usually tends to greenlight many of its original series within a few weeks or even a month after the season finale premiere to keep the catalog unique and different from other streaming platforms.
This also seems to be the likely case with The Good Doctor Season 7. Hence, the ABC network might be taking its time before disclosing everything rather than rushing it or causing major confusion only for the sake of announcing the renewal updates to their loyal viewers.
Other economic variables may also play a role in a show’s approval, but in general, higher-rated series get renewed, which is the same case for The Good Doctor. Hence, as of the time of this writing, the status of the seventh season is yet to be disclosed by the show creators. So, we urge the readers to wait patiently for such an announcement, which may happen sometime in the summer of 2023 or later.
We can say that this is a testament, and we certainly think that The Good Doctor Season 7 is a sure thing. Moreover, if we have to guess, we expect the show to be renewed for the 2023–24 broadcast season, with the likely release window being sometime in the fall of 2023 and October being the likely premiere month as the last season was also released around the same time to be consistent.
Additionally, we urge the readers to catch up with the prior seasons before streaming the upcoming episodes of The Good Doctor Season 6, which are scheduled to release on the following dates:
The 18th episode, simply titled, “A Blip,” is scheduled to release on April 3, 2023, at 10/9c on ABC and later on Hulu. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When a patient comes in with persistent and lingering COVID symptoms, the team discovers she may be dealing with something harder to treat; Andrews and Villanueva must contend with their hierarchy at the hospital and its effect on their relationship.”
Moreover, the 19th episode, “Half Measures,” is scheduled to air on April 10, 2023. In the meantime, take a look at the new promo which stars 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, Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews, and Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman.
Catch up on the prior episodes while you wait for more updates on The Good Doctor Season 7.