The Good Doctor will end with season 7 at ABC: ‘It’s time to say goodbye’

The final season of the medical drama premieres Feb. 20.

Dr. Shaun Murphy and his colleagues are hanging up their stethoscopes at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

The upcoming seventh season of The Good Doctor will be its last, ABC announced Thursday. The medical drama starring Freddie Highmore returns for its farewell season Tuesday, Feb. 20. Based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name, The Good Doctor follows Highmore’s Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who leaves a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital.

David Shore developed the American version, and serves as showrunner alongside Liz Friedman. Shore, Friedman, and fellow executive producer Erin Gunn said in a joint statement, “The Good Doctor has been a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it’s time to say goodbye. We are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done and the message we’ve been privileged to be a part of. We look forward to giving our fantastic fans, the truly extraordinary Freddie Highmore, the rest of our talented actors (and friends), and the best crew in the business the series ending that you all deserve.”

Highmore added, “Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life. I will always be grateful to David, Liz, and Erin as well as the hugely talented and lovely cast, writers, and crew who made this show possible. Caring deeply is what got us here. Thank you to Sony and ABC, and to everyone who has watched along at home. With love from Vancouver… tequila, stat!”

The Good Doctor drama ranked as the No. 1 entertainment series in Monday’s 10 p.m. time slot last season among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. ABC also recently announced that the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will end with its seventh season, which premieres in March.

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