The popular drama will continue in 2019-2020.
February 5, 2019
ABC announced today that The Good Doctor has been renewed for a third season. The medical drama has continued its strong performance in its sophomore run, ranking as the network's most-watched series and one of its highest-rated among adults 18-49.
Airing Monday nights, the show regularly beats its 10:00pm competition, including NBC's freshman hit Manifest, which has failed to maintain its initially strong momentum.
The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who leaves his quiet, country life behind to join the surgical unit at a renowned hospital in San Jose, California. Alone in his new surroundings and not able to form a personal connection with his peers, Dr. Murphy puts his extraordinary medical gifts to use in order to save lives and challenge his skeptical colleagues.
Look for Season 3 of The Good Doctor to premiere this fall as part of ABC's 2019-2020 schedule.
@ Sandra: As other countries have known for a while, and streaming services have shown, too high an episode count just leads to filler episodes. A show can, and will, tell its story in around 15 episodes per season. The rest just get made to fill the number count. 26 episodes means almost an entire stories length of filler. Networks are seeing that viewers want tight seasons with each episode driving the story. Too much filler or repeats and they will just wait for it to be put on streaming.