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Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 1:59PM EST
The Good Doctor executive producer Daniel Dae Kim to recur on the show
In his first primetime TV role since leaving Hawaii Five-O, Kim will play Dr. Jackson Han, the new chief of surgery. He'll appear on the last four episodes of Season 2. “As a fan of our show, I’m thrilled to be doing a guest arc with such a talented, kind and hard-working cast,” Kim said in a statement, adding: "It’s an added bonus for my character to be directed by our own Freddie Highmore, who’s proving to be as talented behind the camera as in front of it. It’s been a lot of fun already, and I’m excited for the episodes to air.”
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 5:56PM EST
Daniel Dae Kim is teaming with ABC on another Korean drama adaptation -- this one would have an Asian lead
The former Lost star, who produces the successful ABC hit Korean adaptation The Good Doctor, is now developing legal drama Exhibit A. Based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr. Jo, Exhibit A revolves around a "disgraced former prosecutor, Andrew Cho, whose career is sabotaged by the corrupt power brokers he’s working to take down. But in losing everything, Andrew discovers something new: a life of purpose." Exhibit A, written by Warren Hsu Leonard, would be one of the rare TV dramas with a lead actor of Asian descent. ABC already broke ground with Fresh Off the Boat, the first American television sitcom starring an Asian-American family in 20 years.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
The Good Doctor loses another series regular
Beau Garrett becomes the third Season 1 series regular who is exiting the hit ABC series. Her exit comes months after it was reported that Chuku Modu will also not be back for Season 2.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
The Good Doctor atones for his mistakes in the first Season 2 trailer
The hit ABC medical drama returns Sept. 24 with Freddie Highmore's Shaun dealing with the fallout from last season's surgical error.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 9:28PM EDT
The Good Doctor kicks off production on Season 2 with a script by Freddie Highmore
Executive producer Daniel Dae Kim shared a video today of the first table read of the season.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Lisa Edelstein reuniting with House creator on The Good Doctor
Edelstein, coming off Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, has joined the ABC medical drama in a recurring role that kicks off with the Season 2 premiere. The casting reunites her with House creator David Shore, who also created The Good Doctor and serves as its showrunner. Edelstein played House fan favorite Dr. Cuddy for seven seasons on the Fox medical drama. According to Deadline, Edelstein will play "Dr. Blaize, an expert oncologist who has returned to the hospital after a brief suspension, at the request of Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), to help treat his cancer. Dr. Blaize is quite comfortable going toe to toe with Glassman and isn’t afraid to have a little fun while letting him know she calls the shots."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
The Good Doctor and Jane the Virgin are among the shows that added #MeToo-themed storylines
The Good Doctor creator David Shore says the ABC drama will continue tackling sexual harassment after incorporating the issue in a storyline this season. “The challenges and the difficulties and the frustrations — we wanted to embrace it and we wanted it to carry forward,” Shore says. “We didn’t want it to be something that happens and then it’s just forgotten about. We wanted it to play out over a few episodes. We didn’t want it to be what the show is completely all about, but we wanted to deal with it honestly, and that means for more than just a moment. This is something that carries on and that people live with.” For Jane the Virgin, the #MeToo movement prompted the show to revisit a consensual affair Jane had with a graduate school adviser years earlier. Now, a mature Jane looked back at the affair with more scrutiny, especially with regard to its power dynamics.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Here are the final 2017-18 broadcast TV rankings: The Big Bang Theory is No. 1, Roseanne is No. 3 in total viewers
The Big Bang Theory averaged 18.63 million total viewers, making it No. 1 for the season. Sunday Night Football was No. 2, Roseanne No. 3, This Is Us No. 4 and NCIS No. 5. Freshman shows Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Why traditional TV is in trouble: The Top 9 network shows have a median age in the 50s
Source: The New York Times
The median age of The Good Doctor and The Big Bang Theory viewers is in their late 50s, while Roseanne, This Is Us and Will & Grace have a median viewership in the early 50s. "The hottest shows on TV networks — which command the highest ad prices — are attracting older viewers, which is a challenge for brands that want to reach millennials and teens," says The New York Times. "For instance, this season’s top-rated show, the revival of Roseanne, has a median viewer age of 52.9 years. The network show with the lowest median age is Riverdale on the CW, at 37.2."
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Have we reached "Peak MD"? Broadcast TV could have as many as six medical dramas next season
NBC's Ryan Eggold-led drama New Amsterdam joins a crowded network medical drama field consisting of The Resident, Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, Chicago Med and -- should it be renewed -- Code Black. "So why did the network feel the need to order up 10 cc’s of another medical drama STAT?" says Jennifer Maas of the New Amsterdam pickup. "Well, that’s a good question, as the Nielsen numbers for this genre are all over the place, meaning it could either become a hit, provide the network with steady mid-range ratings, or tread water each week."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
The Good Doctor criticized for depicting autism as a disability "superpower"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Because Monday is World Autism Awareness Day, psychiatrists Christy Duan, Vasilis K. Pozios and Praveen R. Kambam explain in a Hollywood Reporter column whywhy hit ABC drama has proven to be "bad medicine" for autism and autism awareness. "So what’s wrong with Hollywood representing only one end of the autism spectrum?" they say. "Ignoring the modern psychiatric view of autism, film and TV repeatedly depict autism as a sort of disability 'superpower.' Such representations do a disservice to autistic people by creating the new myth of the 'model neurominority.'" They also criticize Hollywood for mostly depicting people with autism as white men. "The association of autism with white men could manifest as underdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis among women and people of color," they write.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
The Good Doctor boss discusses emotional season finale
Showrunner David Shore also discusses which characters will likely back in Season 2. ALSO: The Good Doctor finishes its first season as ABC's most-watched freshman drama in 13 years.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 4:45PM EST
ABC renews The Good Doctor
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The hit freshman medical drama starring Freddie Highmore has unsurprisingly been picked up for a second season. "This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape," said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. "We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season."
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
The Good Doctor casts a Major Crimes alum for its first season finale
Graham Patrick Martin, who played Rusty Beck on the TNT drama and who was also played the son of Courtney Thorne-Smith's character on Two and a Half Men, will guest as an intoxicated college student who is involved in a fraternity hazing.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
The Good Doctor vs. The Resident
Here’s a “tale of the tape” comparison of the rookie medical drama series.