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GOOD DOCTOR, THE
Air Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301) "Disaster"
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SEASON PREMIERE

SHAUN'S FIRST DATE WITH CARLY DOESN'T GO AS PLANNED ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE GOOD DOCTOR,' AIRING MONDAY, SEPT. 23

"Disaster" - Following what he believes was a disastrous first date with Carly, Dr. Shaun Murphy proposes a radical surgery to save a newlywed woman's life. Meanwhile, after the new chief of surgery, Dr. Audrey Lim, announces that the residents can lead surgeries, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park compete for the chance to operate on an elderly patient who has been diagnosed with cancer on the season premiere of "The Good Doctor," MONDAY, SEPT. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

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, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo and Jasika Nicole as Dr. Carly Lever.

Guest starring is Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki and Karin Konoval as Nurse Deena Petringa.

"Disaster" was written by David Shore and directed by Mike Listo.

The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
Returns in TBA 2020 or 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's fourth) on 2/10/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, February 2020) ABC has renewed the hit drama series "The Good Doctor" for the 2020-2021 season, it was announced today by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios. "'The Good Doctor' has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity," said Burke. "David Shore's thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore's nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I'm excited to see where they take us next." "We are incredibly thankful to ABC for all their continued support and to David Shore for bringing 'The Good Doctor' to television at the exact right moment; the show's complicated, surprising and emotional journey is the perfect prescription for right now," said Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television. "The Good Doctor" is ABC's most-watched show this season after 35 days of delayed viewing across all linear and digital platforms, averaging 15.6 million Total Viewers with multiplatform playback. "The Good Doctor" is the season's No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers, soaring by +6.41 million viewers from its Live+Same Day average to its Live+35 Day average. In addition, the ABC drama nearly triples its Live+Same Day Adult 18-49 rating after 35 days of playback, spiking by +175% to stand as the No. 1 broadcast gainer this season. Based on original telecasts, "The Good Doctor" is Monday's No. 1 series in Total Viewers and ranks among the season's Top 10 series overall (No. 9). Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital's surgical unit. As his friendships deepen, Shaun continues to tackle the world of dating and romantic relationships, and work harder than he ever has before, navigating his environment to prove to his colleagues that his talents as a surgeon will save lives.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antonia Thomas as Claire Brown
· Christina Chang as Audrey Lim
· Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick
· Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy
· Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews
· Jasika Nicole as Carly Lever
· Nicholas Gonzalez as Neal Melendez
· Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo
· Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman
· Will Yun Lee as Alex Park
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
· Chuku Modu as Jared Kalu
· Irene Keng as Elle McLean (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Daniel Dae Kim as EP
· David Kim as EP
· David Shore as CRTR/EP
· Erin Gunn as EP
· Park Jae-bum as CRTR (Original Series)
· Sebastian Lee as EP
· Seth Gordon as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3AD Media
· ABC Studios
· Shore Z Productions
· Sony Pictures Television