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The first season of the American television series The Good Doctor was ordered in May 2017 and premiered on September 25, 2017 on ABC and in Canada on CTV. The series was a put pilot in October 2016. The first screening prior to the official airing was on September 9, 2017.[2]


Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young autistic surgeon, 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.[3]



Note: "*" denotes only credited as starring in "Burnt Food".
Note: "**" denotes credited as starring as of "Mount Rushmore".

Guest Starring

Episodic Cast

  • Nancy Stone as Stephanie Willis
  • Darrin Baker as Trevor
  • Tim Russ as Chuck
  • Michael St. John Smith as John Wannamaker
  • Crystal Balint as Barb Allen
  • Niall Matter as Mark Allen
  • Sara Waisglass as Olivia Hartman
  • Brett Rice as Mr. Wilks
  • Jesse Moss as Kevin Wilks
  • Samantha Sloyan as Mrs. Gallico
  • Michael Muhney as Mr. Gallico
  • Gloria Garayua as Sonia
  • Rubén Garfias as Ricardo Magallanes
  • Norma Maldonado as Lorena Magallanes
  • Paul Dooley as Glen
  • Coby Bird as Liam West
  • Kari Matchett as Mrs. West
  • Tim Beckmann as Mr. West
  • Jesse James as Nash Dixon
  • Zachary Gordon as Brandon
  • Kacey Rohl as Avery
  • Pej Vahdat as Dr. Avi Mehta
  • Tegan Moss as Elisabeth McLaren
  • Maggie Benedict as Georgieta Bangura
  • Jojo Salkey-Randon as Gabriel
  • Manny Jacinto as Bobby Ato
  • Rhona Rees as Hazel Mitchell
  • Andrew Airlie as Jessica's Father
  • Erin Matthews as Melissa Bourne
  • Robert Moloney as Kalu's Lawyer
  • Chelah Horsdal as Tessa
  • Hina Abdullah as Naja Modi
  • JoBeth Williams as Ruth
  • Sophie Giannamore as Quinn Darby
  • Adam J. Smith as Howard Shaw
  • Michelle Morgan as Quinn's Mother
  • Keith Allan as Ty Darby
  • Kristin Lehman as Finola
  • Kelly Blatz as Aidan Coulter
  • Lexi Underwood as Spirit Garcia
  • Nicholas Sean Johnny as Eric Bertrand
  • Joris Jarsky as Sergey Tirayan
  • Ryan Robbins as Hunter Denoble
  • Sarah-Jane Redmond as TBA
  • Anna Belknap as Cora
  • William R. Moses as TBA
  • Stephen Lobo as TBA
  • Sharon Leal as Breeze Brown
  • Sheila Kelley as Debbie Wexler
  • Olivia Steele Falconer as Gretchen
  • Patrick Sabongui as Russ Milman
  • Tom Butler as TBA
  • Jenny Steadman as TBA
  • Julie Pearl as TBA
  • Donnie MacNeil as Caden Hauley
  • Graham Patrick Martin as Blake
  • Anjali Jay as TBA


  • Teryl Rothery as JL (11/18)


No. Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "Burnt Food" Seth Gordon David Shore September 25, 2017 11.22[4]
101Promo (64).jpg 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[5]
102Promo (23).png 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[6]
103Promo (9).png 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[7]
104Promo (1).png 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[8]
105Promo (11).jpg 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[9]
106Promo (4).png 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[10]
107Promo (8).png 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[11]
108Promo (7).png 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[12]
109Promo (4).png 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[13]
110Promo (18).png 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"[14] Bill D'Elia Thomas L. Moran & William Rotko January 8, 2018 8.30[15]
148272 1017.jpg 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"[14] Cherie Nowlan Thomas L. Moran January 15, 2018 9.33[16]
148302 2355.jpg 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"[14] Mike Listo David Shore & David Hoselton January 22, 2018 9.61[17]
148380 3796.jpg 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"[14] Seth Gordon Simran Baidwan February 5, 2018 9.63[18]
148506 0361.jpg 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"[14] Regina King Thomas L. Moran & Johanna Lee February 26, 2018 7.82[19]
148547 0612.jpg 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"[14] Allison Liddi William L. Rotko & David Renaud March 12, 2018 9.88[20]
148648 3001.jpg 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"[14] Bill D’Elia David Hoselton & Karen Struck March 19, 2018 9.03[21]
148756 3279.jpg 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"[14] Mike Listo David Shore & Lloyd Gilyard, Jr. March 26, 2018 9.39[22]
118Promo (17).png 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.


  • Canada: September 25, 2017 - March 26, 2018
  • United Kingdom & Ireland:[23] October 27, 2017[24] - TBA
  • Australia:[25] October 31, 2017[26] - April 16, 2018
  • Japan:[27] April 2018[28] - TBA
  • Netherlands: January 29, 2018[29] - TBA


  • After the first season's success, it was officially picked up for a full season of 18 episodes on October 3, 2017.[30]
  • On April 14, 2021, Daniel Dae Kim revealed that he wanted an Asian lead when he first developed the series. But the studio eventually came in with Freddie Highmore, whom they both absolutely loved. And so it eventually shifted the focus to creating a diverse ensemble.[31]





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  31. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' Almost Had An Asian Lead, Producer Daniel Dae Kim Says - Just Jared