Dr. Shaun Murphy Sets Out to Challenge Expectations on the Series Premiere of "The Good Doctor"

The Good Doctor
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"The Good Doctor"
Monday, September 25 at 10 PM ET/PT
on The ABC Television Network

          In the series premiere, “Burnt Food,” Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), 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 (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.

          The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki. The highly anticipated series premiere airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.