ABC’s Medical Drama “The Good Doctor” Canceled After Seven Seasons

Freddie Highmore in
Freddie Highmore in "The Good Doctor"

The Good Doctor will soon return for its seventh season, which will mark the end of Dr. Shaun Murphy’s journey. ABC’s medical drama led by the Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore has officially been canceled ahead of its Season 7 premiere.

The Good Doctor was inspired by the South Korean series of the same name after Daniel Dae Kim brought the idea to its showrunner David Shore. Over the course of the past few years, it centered on the trials and tribulations of Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon with a troubled past, working at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

Shore, his fellow showrunner Liz Friedman and executive producer Erin Gunn said they’re incredibly proud of the work they’ve done, and thanked their partners at ABC and Sony.

The Good Doctor has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it’s time to say goodbye. We look forward to giving our fantastic fans, the truly extraordinary Freddie Highmore, the rest of our talented actors (and friends), and the best crew in the business the series ending that you all deserve,” said the trio in a statement.

The Good Doctor will return for its seventh and final season on February 20, which is expected to feature 10 episodes due to strike-related delays.