Both The Rookie and The Good Doctor have been renewed by ABC for the seasons 2022-2023. The announcement comes as no surprise given the fact that the two series are among their most popular. The Rookie will begin its fifth season next year, while The Good Doctor will begin its sixth. A spinoff of The Rookie is also in the works, starring Niecy Nash, who starred in Reno 911.
Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, is the focus of The Good Doctor. The series follows his profession as it progresses, as well as his different cases and personal life, which includes his growing romances and clashes with coworkers. The series is based on the same-named Korean drama. Dr. Shaun Murphy is played by Freddie Highmore. Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Christina Chang, Fiona Gubelmann, Will Yun Lee, Paige Spara, Noah Galvin, and Bria Samone Henderson are among others who have joined him. The sitcom constantly draws big audiences, with each episode averaging over 10 million viewers.
The Rookie is a film about an unusual rookie police officer hired by the Los Angeles Police Department. Nathan Fillion, who appeared in the fan-favorite series Castle from 2009 to 2016, plays John Nolan, who has a life-changing encounter and decides to join the police department. In addition to Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan, and Shawn Ashmore, the cast includes Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan. The show gets slightly about 10 million viewers every episode on average. The series’ creator is Alexi Hawley. He previously collaborated with Fillion on the series Castle, where he functioned as a producer. Along with Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross, and Terence Paul Winter, Hawley serves as an executive producer on the series.
Both programs have been rating successes for the network, continuing the current trend of medical and law enforcement dramas with overarching season-long plots and episodic plot elements related to the lead characters’ vocations. Such shows make up the majority of ABC’s primetime programs, which also include the long-running series Grey’s Anatomy, which has served as a model for a number of other shows on the network. The show has even gone so far as to have periodic gross-over episodes with ABC’s flagship primetime series, Station 19, which is based on a fire station.