'The Good Doctor' Season 4 Release Date: Will There Be Another Season of the ABC Show?

The Good Doctor's current season comes to an end on March 30, with one cast member hinted to die in the second part of the season's climactic two-parter. Things might be over for one character, but the show is set to continue, with ABC renewing the series for Season 4 in February 2020.

In a statement, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said: "The Good Doctor has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity. David Shore's thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore's nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I'm excited to see where they take us next."

Sony Pictures Television co-president Jason Clodfelter added: "We are incredibly thankful to ABC for all their continued support and to David Shore for bringing The Good Doctor to television at the exact right moment; the show's complicated, surprising and emotional journey is the perfect prescription for right now."

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'The Good Doctor' starring Freddie Highmore has been renewed for Season 4 by ABC ABC

The previous seasons have all aired on the penultimate Monday of September in 2017, 18 and 19 respectively. As such, all going well, the release date of The Good Doctor Season 4 will be Monday, September 21 on ABC.

Of course, all is not well in the world of television right now, with productions in Vancouver (where The Good Doctor films) postponed due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Production on Season 3 of the show began on June 19, 2019, with the first episode airing on September 23. As such, the show will probably need to start shooting in June or July if the show will return in its usual September time slot.

So far, there is no indication of when production will be able to resume in Canada. A number of big shows filmed in Vancouver have currently had to pause production due to the virus. Among the shows that have shut up shop are Riverdale, Apple TV+'s See and the TV adaptation of Snowpiercer.

However, many shows are still running writers rooms remotely during the outbreak, meaning that The Good Doctor's scripts could still be written in the hiatus between seasons, with production able to resume as soon as studios in Vancouver reopen, meaning that fans could still get the first episodes of The Good Doctor by the end of 2020.

The Good Doctor Season 4 is coming soon to ABC