The Good Doctor Renewed for Season 5!

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The outlook on The Good Doctor is good.

ABC on Monday officially picked up a fifth season of the hit medical drama.

The news is hardly surprising, even with the ratings erosion for The Good Doctor Season 4.

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According to the most recent results, the series is averaging 4.2 million viewers and a 0.6 rating -- down 32% in the demo year-to-year.

But the series, like many others on the air, has been taking more breaks than usual due to the pandemic.

Episode delivery times to the networks for many shows take longer because episodes are taking longer to produce.

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The series is the fifth-highest-rated scripted offering 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 series tackled COVID-19 early in the season, but every episode since the first two aired with a disclaimer, revealing that the series now occurs 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).

Trying to Be More Supportive - The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 14

Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson are also on board as recurring players.

ABC has already renewed Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelorette, but it has yet to decide on any of its other scripted series.

Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, The Conners, The Goldbergs, Big Sky, The Rookie, and A Million Little Things are considered locks for next season.

American Housewife, Home Economics, Black-ish, Rebel, and Mixed-ish are on the bubble, but Call Your Mother and For Life are probably not going to be back.

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We should expect a raft of announcements in the coming weeks as the network's crop of originals winds down.

What are your thoughts on the renewal?

Are you excited about what's next?

Hit the comments below.

Remember, you can watch The Good Doctor online right here via TV Fanatic.

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

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The Good Doctor Quotes

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

I saw a lot of surgeons in medical school. You’re much better than them. I have a lot to learn from you. You’re very arrogant. Do you think that helps you be a good surgeon? Does it hurt you as a person? Is it worth it?

Dr. Shaun Murphy