“The Good Doctor” is set to conclude after its upcoming seventh season marking the end of Dr. Shaun Murphy’s journey at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. ABC announced the series finale, expressing gratitude for its creative direction and Freddie Highmore’s compelling portrayal. The show a consistent performer has been part of the television landscape since its premiere in 2017.
‘The Good Doctor’ Calls it Quits: ABC Announces Series Finale After Seventh Season
News about ‘good Doctor’ To End
Dr. Shaun Murphy is set to retire from San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital as “The Good Doctor” concludes its successful run. ABC recently announced that the veteran hospital drama, starring Freddie Highmore will end after its upcoming seventh season premiering on February 20.
Craig Erwich, president of Disney Television Group expressed gratitude for the show’s creative direction by David Shore and Liz Friedman, and Freddie Highmore’s captivating performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy. The series, adapted from a Korean hit and developed by David Shore, premiered in 2017.
Freddie Highmore portrays Dr. Shaun Murphy a brilliant surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. Throughout the series, Shaun falls in love with his next-door neighbor, Lea, played by Paige Spara. They get engaged in Season 5, and in the Season 6 finale, Lea gives birth to their son Steven named after Shaun’s late brother and mentor.
Highmore, reflecting on his role said, “Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.” He expressed gratitude to the show’s creators, the cast, writers and crew.
The series, co-starring Richard Schiff, Fiona Gubelmann, Chuku Modu, Hill Harper, Christina Chang, and Will Yun Lee has been a consistent performer for ABC, averaging 6.2 million viewers on Monday nights last season.
While “The Good Doctor” has not received Emmy nominations, Highmore earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2018 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama.
As the show concludes, fans can look back on the impactful journey of Dr. Shaun Murphy and the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital staff. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the series is the latest veteran show to end its run, joining others like “Young Sheldon,” “Station 19,” “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “SWAT,” “La Brea,” and “Magnum, P.I.”
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