The outlook on The Good Doctor is nice.
ABC on Monday formally picked up a fifth season of the hit medical drama.
The information is hardly stunning, even with the scores erosion for The Good Doctor Season 4.
According to the newest outcomes, the collection is averaging 4.2 million viewers and a 0.6 score — down 32% within the demo year-to-year.
But the collection, like many others on the air, has been taking extra breaks than common because of the pandemic.
Episode supply instances to the networks for many exhibits take longer as a result of episodes are taking longer to supply.
The collection is the fifth-highest-rated scripted providing on ABC, coming in behind Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, The Goldbergs, and The Conners.
It stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, an autistic surgeon at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
The collection tackled COVID-19 early within the season, however each episode because the first two aired with a disclaimer, revealing that the collection now happens in a post-COVID-19 world.
Rounding out the cast are Antonia Thomas (as Claire Browne), Hill Harper (as Marcus Andrews), Richard Schiff (as Aaron Glassman), Christina Chang (as Audrey Lim), Fiona Gubelmann (as Morgan Reznick), and Will Yun Lee (as Alex Park).
Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson are additionally on board as recurring gamers.
ABC has already renewed Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelorette, nevertheless it has but to resolve on any of its different scripted collection.
Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, The Conners, The Goldbergs, Big Sky, The Rookie, and A Million Little Things are thought-about locks for subsequent season.
American Housewife, Home Economics, Black-ish, Rebel, and Mixed-ish are on the bubble, however Call Your Mother and For Life are most likely not going to be again.
We ought to anticipate a raft of bulletins within the coming weeks because the community’s crop of originals winds down.
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