The Good Doctor was one of the first shows to be renewed by ABC for the 2021-22 TV season and with fall getting closer each day, anticipation is growing for its return.

After season 4 ended with Shaun and most of the team returning from their trip to Guatemala, a new batch of medical adventures await them back in San Jose with a new dynamic emerging for Shaun as he is more independent than ever before and has a burgeoning relationship to maintain with Lea.

But with premiere season only a few weeks away, attention is starting to turn towards The Good Doctor season 5 and when the new instalment will land on ABC.

The Good Doctor – Season 4 Official Trailer

The Good Doctor – Season 4 Official Trailer

The Good Doctor season 5: Renewal and release date

  • The Good Doctor season 5 will air on Monday, September 27th, 2021.

The Good Doctor was officially renewed by ABC on May 3rd, 2021, making it ABC’s first renewal of its slate as five episodes were still remaining at the time of renewal.

In July, ABC confirmed the release dates for a number of its shows for the 2021-22 TV season including The Good Doctor, which will be returning to our screen on September 27th, 2021.

The series will be returning to its usual Monday night slot at 10pm.

Furthermore, the return to a September release date marks a shift back towards normality after the Covid-19 pandemic caused the late arrival of season 4, with it premiering in November rather than September.


Filming schedule

In July 2021, the DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) confirmed The Good Doctor’s season 5 shooting schedule.

Production is slated to begin in Vancouver – the show’s home since its premiere – on August 16th, 2021.

Filming will continue throughout season 5’s run and is currently earmarked to conclude on April 29th, 2022 hinting at a finale in May or early June.


Cast changes

At the time of writing, no new cast additions have been announced ahead of The Good Doctor’s return for season 5.

However, it has already been reported that a number of cast members from season 4 are being promoted from recurring or guest roles to series regulars.

These include Bria Samoné Henderson as Dr Jordan Allen and Noah Galvin as Dr Asher Wolke who were both introduced as new residents in season 4.

They will also be joined by Osvaldo Benavides as Dr Mateo Rendón Osma who was introduced at the end of season 4 during the Guatemala trip and he will be returning to the US with the St. Bonaventure team.

Meanwhile, one existing cast member who will not be returning in season 5 is Antonia Thomas whose character, Dr Claire Browne, elected to stay in Guatemala while the rest of the team returned to San Jose.


The Good Doctor will return to ABC for season 5 on September 27th, 2021.

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