ABC Cancels Medical Drama “The Good Doctor” After Seven Seasons

Freddie Highmore in
Freddie Highmore in "The Good Doctor"

ABC has given us one of its best medical dramas of the 2010s with The Good Doctor, but all good things must come to an end. This show will return for its seventh and final season next month, letting viewers say goodbye to Dr. Shaun Murphy and the rest of the gang.

Led by the Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor centered on a young autistic surgeon Dr. Shaun Murphy looking for a fresh start at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. It was created for ABC by David Shore, who drew inspiration from the South Korean series of the same name.

Highmore addressed the show’s cancelation in an official statement and thanked to everyone who tuned in to watch it for their support over the years.

“Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life. I will always be grateful to David, Liz, and Erin as well as the hugely talented – and lovely – cast, writers, and crew who made this show possible,” said Highmore.

Season 7 will also star Richard Schiff, Chuku Modu, Fiona Gubelmann, Will Yun Lee, Christina Chang, Paige Spara, Bria Samoné Henderson, and Noah Galvin, and it’s set to premiere on February 20.