‘The Good Doctor’ Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

Freddie Highmore medical drama was a ratings hit in its debut season

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ABC has given a Season 2 pickup to the Freddie Highmore medical drama “The Good Doctor,” the network announced on Wednesday.

The show, from “House” creator David Shore, was the clear breakout hit of the season, debuting as the most-watched new drama last fall.

“‘The Good Doctor”s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”

Highmore stars in the series as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who joins a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff and Tamlyn Tomita also star.

In addition to Shore, Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim, Sebastian Lee and director Seth Gordon serve as executive producers on the Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios series.