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Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
The Good Doctor recruits Will Yun Lee
Lee, who previously recurred on Hawaii Five-0, will reunite with Daniel Dae Kim, who produces the hit ABC drama. He’ll play a former cop who becomes a doctor.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Daniel Dae Kim is following up on his Good Doctor success with a Buddhist detective show
After successfully adapting The Good Doctor for ABC, Kim will next tackle First Rule of Ten, based on the mystery novel series by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay, about a "a monk who, after struggling with the teachings of his Tibetan monastery, leaves to figure out who he really is.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Daniel Dae Kim: CBS twice rejected The Good Doctor
The former Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star started developing an American adaptation of the Korean version of The Good Doctor in 2013, but CBS opted not to make a pilot after seeing the first script. Kim felt so strongly about the project he bought back the rights from CBS. Even when he was paired with House creator David Shore, who pitched a new script, CBS still wasn’t interested. “CBS actually passed on it twice,” Mr. Kim said. “That was really unfortunate to me, because they were my home studio. I really wanted to bring something home to them.” Now, as The New York Times points out, “In the end, CBS lost a prime time actor and ABC gained an executive producer who brought it an unexpected hit.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
The Good Doctor’s big ratings attributed to its “unabashed yet never maudlin sentimentality”
"What I love about this show is that it is unapologetically from the heart,” says executive producer Daniel Dae Kim, the former Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star, who has been trying to adapt the South Korean version of The Good Doctor since 2013. “There’s no cynicism in this character. So many leads on television we see these days are antiheroes, (but) Shaun is the anti-antihero.” The show has also received high praise for its “nuanced handling” of autism, which is the result of many hours of research and the hiring of a consultant who is involved in every stage of the writing process. ALSO: ABC entertainment president had vowed to stop chasing cable-like fare, opting instead for programming “that has hope and optimism and positivity at its core.”
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
How Hawaii Five-0 handled the controversial exits of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park
The CBS drama, now in reset mode, wasted no time explaining where Chin Ho Kelly went and what happened to Kono Kalakaua.
Posted Thursday 8/24/17 at 6:15PM EDT
Here’s your first look at Hawaii Five-0’s new additions
Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale have joined the cast following the departures of Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim.