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[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/22/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 22
Updates include: Kristen Johnston cast in "Real Life" at CBS; Beau Garrett to visit "The Good Doctor" for ABC; and David Boreanaz tapped as new lead of Seal Team 6 drama at CBS.

[03/13/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 13
Updates include: David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery to lead "Mission Control" for CBS; Marley Shelton cast in NBC's "Drama High"; and Jay Harrington books role on "S.W.A.T." at CBS.

[03/08/17 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 8
Updates include: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt to lead NBC's "A.P. Biology"; Michael Imperioli cast in ABC's "Start Up"; and Jerod Haynes to star in NBC's "Redliners."

[03/03/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 3
Updates include: Allison Miller to star in ABC's "Salamander"; Peter Fonda to guest on Amazon's "Jack Ryan"; and FOX's "Lucifer" to relocate production to Los Angeles.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/17/17 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau to topline NBC comedy pilot; Matt Barr set as male lead in The CW's "Valor"; and Jack Davenport signs onto ABC's "Doomsday."

[01/23/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 23
Updates include: Amazon rescinds series order for "Highston"; David Shore's "Good Doctor" among ABC pilot orders; and Alan Cumming-led "Killer Instinct" a go at CBS.

[10/06/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 6
Updates include: Jim Belushi signs onto Showtime's "Mating"; HBO locks in cast for "Succession" pilot; and David Shore brings "The Good Doctor" to ABC.

[08/27/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 27
Updates include: Rila Fukushima latest to recur on The CW's "Arrow"; Discovery cancels "Sons of Guns"; and Steve Franks to take a "DeTour" for FOX.







GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/27/14 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital is about to employ a new surgeon, 25 year-old Shaun Murphy; a young man unlike any doctor they've ever hired before, which is causing problems for the Board of Directors. Shaun is autistic. He also has savant syndrome, which means that while he has real and fundamental difficulties communicating and connecting, he is also a genius with almost perfect recall. Growing up wasn't easy--he was bullied by kids as well as his own father. But when he was 14 years-old, his genius attracted the attention of Dr. Ira Glassman who mentored him and now wants to hire him. Although he's President of the hospital, Glassman still needs to convince key players that Shaun is the right person for the job. There's Allegra Alexis, who controls the Board's purse strings; Jessica Preston, whose grandfather started the hospital; and Horace Andrews, Head of Surgery who considers Shaun too big a risk for his department to take on. When Shaun uses his encyclopedic medical knowledge to save a young boy's life, his detractors cannot deny he has the knowledge to be a great surgeon. But while his knowledge saved a life today, his lack of judgment could cost a life tomorrow. A surgeon must inspire confidence in patients and in their fellow doctors. Can Shaun do that? Can he successfully work with the tough, brilliant surgeon Dr. Neil Melendez, or form an effective team with the medical residents like Elle Mclean, Jared Unger and Claire Brown. From David Shore (House) and Lost and Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim, this is based on a South Korean format.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antonia Thomas as Claire Browne
· Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
· Chuku Modu as Jared Unger
· Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy
· Hill Harper as Horace Andrews
· Irene Keng as Elle McLean
· Nicholas Gonzalez as Neil Melendez
· Richard Schiff as Ira Glassman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Daniel Dae Kim as EP
· David Kim as EP
· David Shore as CRTR/EP
· Erin Gunn as CO-EP
· Lindsay Goffman as CO-EP
· Park Jae-bum as CRTR (Original Series)
· Sebastian Lee as EP
· Seth Gordon as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3AD
· EnterMedia Contents
· Shore Z Productions
· Sony Pictures Television