The Good Doctor: Renewed for Season 2!

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The Good Doctor is not going anywhere. 

In the least surprising news of the season, ABC has renewed the show for another season. 

Shaun and Glassman - The Good Doctor Season 1 Episode 13

The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, an autistic surgeon who moves to California to work at one of the biggest hospitals in the state. 

It follows Shaun's unique way of helping his patients, but he also goes up against some of the other characters because they look down on the way he treats his patients. 

Related: The Good Doctor Review: Heartfelt

“‘The Good Doctor’s’ message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, says in a statement.

A Night Out - The Good Doctor

“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.”

The talented cast includes the likes of Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Irene Keng, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff. 

Related: The Good Doctor Review: Sacrifice

The series launched back in September to 11.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and has remained relatively stable since. 

Dr. Melendez and co - The Good Doctor Season 1 Episode 12

In most recent averages, The Good Doctor Season 1 is pulling in 9.8 million viewers and a 1.8 rating every Monday night in live ratings. 

Those numbers swell to 17 million viewers and a 3.8 rating when DVR viewing is factored in. It has become ABC's second highest rated series behind only Grey's Anatomy

Yes, it sure seems like ABC fans like medical dramas. 

The series launched to average reviews, but the reception has improved in the months since it debuted. 

A Controversial Assumption - The Good Doctor

Over to you, The Good Doctor Fanatics. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Good Doctor Quotes

As a wise person once said, holding a grudge is a stone in your heart.

Dr. Jared Kalu

Aren’t we judged by how we treat people? I don’t mean as doctors. I mean as people. Especially those who don’t have the same advantages that we have. We hire Shaun and we give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations are not what they think they are. That they do have a shot! We hire Shaun and we make this hospital better for it. We hire Shaun and we are better people for it.

Dr. Aaron Glassman