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GOOD DOCTOR, THE
Air Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#201) "Hello"
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SEASON PREMIERE

CHANGE ISN'T ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT IT IS INEVITABLE, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE GOOD DOCTOR,' MONDAY, SEPT. 24

Lisa Edelstein Guest Stars as Dr. Marina Blaize

"Hello" - Shaun's (Freddie Highmore) proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared (Chuku Modu) in Andrews' (Hill Harper) crosshairs. Meanwhile, Claire (Antonia Thomas) tries to overcome Melendez's (Nicholas Gonzalez) reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman (Richard Schiff) must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize (guest star Lisa Edelstein), and face a difficult decision about his health, on the season premiere of "The Good Doctor," MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelman as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park and Paige Spara as Lea.

The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers.

"Hello" was written by Freddie Highmore and directed by Mike Listo.

"The Good Doctor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14 parental guideline.

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GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2018) ABC has renewed the hit drama series "The Good Doctor" for the 2018-19 season, it was announced today by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. "'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." Currently in its first season, "The Good Doctor" has been a breakout since its premiere in 2017. It has become ABC's most watched freshmen series in 13 years and is delivering triple-digit year-over-year time period increases to Monday's 10 o'clock hour for ABC in Total Viewers (+172%) and Adults 18-49 (+162%). In fact, "The Good Doctor" is producing the strongest improvement to any hour across the major networks' schedules this season. Golden Globe(R) nominee, Freddie Highmore, stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antonia Thomas as Claire Brown
· Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
· Chuku Modu as Jared Kalu
· Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy
· Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews
· Nicholas Gonzalez as Neal Melendez
· Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Irene Keng as Elle McLean (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Daniel Dae Kim as EP
· David Kim as EP
· David Shore as CRTR/EP
· Park Jae-bum as CRTR (Original Series)
· Sebastian Lee as EP
· Seth Gordon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3AD
· ABC Studios
· Shore Z Productions
· Sony Pictures Television