The Good Doctor is a television show on ABC. It was developed by David Shore from the South Korean medical drama Good Doctor by Park Jae-bum.


Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.[4]




Season 1Edit

Main: Season 1
No. Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "Burnt Food" Seth Gordon David Shore September 25, 2017 11.22[5]
101Promo (64) Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman, challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
2 "Mount Rushmore" Mike Listo David Shore October 2, 2017 10.93[6]
102Promo (23) Dr. Shaun Murphy's attention to detail complicates his first day at St. Bonaventure Hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne learns a valuable lesson about honesty when confronted with a difficult diagnosis for her patient.
3 "Oliver" John Dahl William L. Rotko October 9, 2017 10.69[7]
103Promo (9) Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Jared Unger discover their patient isn't being completely honest with them which may cost him his chance at a life-saving surgery. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne must learn to communicate with Dr. Shaun Murphy as they race back to St. Bonaventure Hospital with a donated organ.
4 "Pipes" Steven DePaul Thomas L. Moran October 16, 2017 10.60[8]
104Promo (1) Dr. Neil Melendez and the team have to wade through legal waters when a husband and wife have to make a life-changing decision about their unborn child. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy struggles to adjust to his new environment at home and makes a huge step forward with his colleagues.
5 "Point Three Percent" Larry Teng David Hoselton October 23, 2017 10.39[9]
105Promo (11) While in the exam area of St. Bonaventure Hospital, Dr. Shaun Murphy encounters a young patient who looks eerily similar to his deceased brother, Steve. After discovering his parents have hidden his diagnosis from him, Shaun struggles to understand why he doesn't deserve to hear the truth about his own health. Meanwhile, the team can't figure out what keeps triggering their patients' increasingly severe allergic reactions and races to find the cause before the next one kills another patient.
6 "Not Fake" Michael Patrick Jann Simran Baidwan October 30, 2017 10.60[10]
106Promo (4) Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Claire Browne devise an experimental procedure that can save the leg and life of a young groom, that is if his bride-to-be and parents can learn to work together. Meanwhile, Jared struggles to emotionally connect with his patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.
7 "22 Steps" David Straiton Johanna Lee November 13, 2017 10.14[11]
107Promo (8) Dr. Shaun Murphy has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Jared Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon.
8 "Apple" Nestor Carbonell David Renaud November 20, 2017 9.97[12]
108Promo (7) During a robbery at the grocery mart Dr. Shaun Murphy is shopping at, his communication limitations puts lives at risk. Meanwhile, after Shaun’s traumatic day, Dr. Aaron Glassman worries that he isn’t doing enough to help Shaun.
9 "Intangibles" Bronwen Hughes Karen Struck November 27, 2017 9.25[13]
109Promo (4) As part of St. Bonaventure Hospital’s international humanitarian program, the team takes on the case of a young boy from the Congo who has severe congenital heart anomalies. Dr. Neil Melendez has doubts about the safety of the procedure, while Dr. Shaun Murphy works out the best course of action. Meanwhile, Murphy’s latest encounter with his neighbor Lea has him confused.
10 "Sacrifice" Michael Patrick Jann Lloyd Gilyard Jr. December 4, 2017 9.03[14]
110Promo (18) Members of the hospital’s surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman feels Dr. Shaun Murphy needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own.
11 "Islands: Part One"[15] Bill D'Elia Thomas L. Moran & William Rotko January 8, 2018 8.30[16]
148272 1017 Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman's attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind.
12 "Islands: Part Two"[15] Cherie Nowlan Thomas L. Moran January 15, 2018 9.33[17]
148302 2355 The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks’ notice.
13 "Seven Reasons"[15] Mike Listo David Shore & David Hoselton January 22, 2018 9.61[18]
148380 3796 Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez's personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients lives.
14 "She"[15] Seth Gordon Simran Baidwan February 5, 2018 9.63[19]
148506 0361 Dr. Shaun Murphy is surprised to learn that his young cancer patient identifies as a girl while being biologically male. Shaun must quickly learn to understand his patient, her medical needs and how to work with her family, who all feel they know what is best for her
15 "Heartfelt"[15] Regina King Thomas L. Moran & Johanna Lee February 26, 2018 7.82[20]
148547 0612 Dr. Shaun Murphy’s teenage patient has been confined to her home her entire life due to a rare heart condition. Despite her condition, she has cultivated a large group of friends online and hopes that the surgical team can find a way to give her the life she has always dreamed of having. Meanwhile, a young patient’s perfectly matched organ donor is causing a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient
16 "Pain"[15] Allison Liddi William L. Rotko & David Renaud March 12, 2018 9.88[21]
148648 3001 When the team treats a patient who has to decide between a dangerous surgery that could change his life or remain the same, he asks Dr. Shaun Murphy what he would if he had that same choice
17 "Smile"[15] Bill D’Elia David Hoselton & Karen Struck March 19, 2018 9.03[22]
148756 3279 Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity.
18 "More"[15] Mike Listo David Shore & Lloyd Gilyard, Jr. March 26, 2018 9.39[23]
118Promo (17) The team at St. Bonaventure needs to quickly discover the truth behind a young college student’s unexplained injuries before his condition worsens. Meanwhile, after losing his most prized possession, Shaun’s distraction during a surgical procedure may end up risking more than just his job.

Season 2Edit

Main: Season 2
No. Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "Hello"[24] Mike Listo[25] Freddie Highmore[26] September 24, 2018[27] 7.35[28]
201Promo (31) Shaun’s proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Dr. Kalu in Dr. Andrews' crosshairs. Claire tries to overcome Dr. Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation. Dr. Glassman faces a difficult decision about his health.
2 "Middle Ground"[29] Steve Robin[30] David Shore[30] October 1, 2018[31] 7.18[32]
202Promo (33) As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit to repair a teenage girl’s ritual circumcision. Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.
3 "36 Hours"[33] Larry Teng[33] Thomas L. Moran[33] October 8, 2018[31] 7.48[34]
203Promo (4) Dr. Melendez, Dr. Browne and Dr. Park have given a young married couple two choices about their future: save the wife’s life or their future ability to start a family. Meanwhile, when Dr. Lim has to take care of some personal business, she leaves oversight of the emergency room to Dr. Murphy and Dr. Reznick; and Dr. Glassman’s post-op recovery leaves him struggling to get the rest he needs for recovery and also confronting his relationship with his daughter.
4 "Tough Titmouse"[35] Steven DePaul[36] David Hoselton[36] October 15, 2018[31] 6.68[37]
204Promo (11) Shaun recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled teenager face separation from his mother, while Claire is put between an injured teenage rock climber and her worried parents. Meanwhile, Glassman’s post-op hallucinations force him to confront a personal tragedy.
5 "Carrots"[31] Sharat Raju[38] Liz Friedman[38] October 29, 2018[31] 6.79[39]
205Promo (7) When a patient suffering from anorexia can’t gain the necessary weight needed to survive heart surgery, Claire suggests they perform an experimental surgery which Melendez strongly opposes. Shaun worries Glassman’s refusal to walk the hospital floor will keep him from being discharged and tries to persuade him to ambulate. Meanwhile, Shaun and Lea change the terms of their current relationship.
6 "Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)"[31] Tara Nicole Weyr[40] Simran Baidwan[40] November 5, 2018[31] 6.53[41]
206Promo (69) Morgal and Shaun’s indecision on how to treat a young violinist who visits the ER with an infected finger could affect her future in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Lim, Claire and Park can’t figure out if their young patient is really ill or looking for attention.
7 "Hubert"[31] Marisol Adler[42] David Renaud[42] November 12, 2018[31] 6.53[43]
207Promo (19) Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Morgan Reznick must contend with two brothers who are bargaining over life and death. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne’s friend who is dying of cancer asks her for something she doesn’t think she can give her; and Dr. Aaron Glassman is dealing with the effects of his treatment.
8 "Stories"[31] Michael Patrick Jann[44] Sal Calleros[44] November 19, 2018[31] TBD
TitleCard Dr. Shaun Murphy, Dr. Audrey Lim and Dr. Claire Browne’s E.R. patient is forced to reveal a secret to her husband after their treatment caused a complication. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park struggle with a patient whose parents don’t believe in vaccinations.
9 "Empathy"[31] Joanna Kerns[45] Karen Struck[45] November 26, 2018[31] TBD
TitleCard Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Browne grapple with a patient’s wish to perform an operation that would keep him from acting on his pedophilic urges; and Dr. Shaun Murphy learns a lesson in empathy.
10 "Quarantine"[31] TBA TBA December 3, 2018[31] TBD


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Good Doctor Medical Drama Starring Bates Motel's Freddie Highmore Ordered to Series at ABC - TVLine
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  25. Happy 1st day of shooting #TheGoodDoctor Season 2! - @SLfrom
  26. Off to a great start! Very exciting! #FreddieHighmore #TheGoodDoctor - @TheTLMoran
  27. ABC Announces Fall 2018 Premiere Dates - SpoilerTV
  28. Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 24th September 2018 - SpoilerTV
  30. 30.0 30.1 The Good Doctor - Episode 2.02 - Middle Ground - Synopsis - SpoilerTV
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  32. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 1st October 2018" - SpoilerTV
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  34. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 8th October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  36. 36.0 36.1 'The Good Doctor - Episode 2.04 - Tough Titmouse - Press Release' - SpoilerTV
  37. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 15th October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  38. 38.0 38.1 "The Good Doctor - Episode 2.05 - Carrots - Promo + Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  39. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 29th October 2018" - SpoilerTV
  40. 40.0 40.1 "The Good Doctor - Episode 2.06 - Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply) - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  41. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 5th November 2018" - SpoilerTV
  42. 42.0 42.1 "The Good Doctor - Episode 2.07 - Hubert - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  43. "Final Adjusted TV Ratings for Monday 12th November 2018" - SpoilerTV
  44. 44.0 44.1 "The Good Doctor - Episode 2.08 - Stories - Promo + Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  45. 45.0 45.1 "The Good Doctor - Episode 2.09 - Empathy - Press Release" - SpoilerTV