No surprises here.
US drama The Good Doctor has been renewed for a second season.
As in Australia, the show has been a broad hit in the US where it attracts 9.8 million viewers and wins the all-important 18-49 demo. That makes if the biggest new hit of the US season, and the second highest-rated show for ABC, behind only Grey’s Anatomy.
“The Good Doctor’s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment. “This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”
Meanwhile star Freddie Highmore is in Australia for a promotional visit this week, appearing on Sunrise Live at 7:40am tomorrow.
“With this being my first trip to Australia, I’m very much looking forward to exploring a country that I have always dreamed of visiting,” he said recently.
“I am likewise excited to meet all those who have so warmly embraced The Good Doctor. Thanks for having me!”