'The Good Doctor' Fans Share Mixed Reactions after Finding Out 5th Season Release Date

ABC officially renewed the "The Good Doctor" for the fifth season, and fans had mixed reactions when they learned the release date, with one saying they couldn't wait anymore.

Fans of "The Good Doctor" should be happy to know that the hit medical drama will be coming back for season five. ABC wants to continue to air the show, seeing as how it has experienced continued success so far.

On July 15, the series' official Twitter account announced: "Mark your calendars! You have an appointment to watch the season premiere of #TheGoodDoctor on September 27 at 10|9c on ABC! [sic]."

Freddie Highmore at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on March 02, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Freddie Highmore at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on March 02, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

THE FAN REACTIONS

Devotees immediately flocked to the comments section of the post to share their reactions. One person wrote, "Why so long? That's going to take forever [sic]." Another added that they couldn't wait much longer.

A third fan said she looks forward to seeing new episodes. At the same time, another fan commented on how glad he was to hear that "The Good Doctor" was coming back. He added that since COVID-19, there had been no guarantee on whether shows would return on schedule.

THE CAST OF SEASON 5

There is a good chance that many of the main characters of "The Good Doctor" will continue to appear in subsequent seasons. As expected, it includes Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy.

Fans are excited to see some new, young faces join the cast.

Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman is also returning, while regular cast member Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne will be leaving the show after Season 4 of the series.

In Season 5, fans can expect other cast members to return, including Brian Marc, Christina Chang, Noah Galvin, Will Yun Lee, Paige Spara, Sheila Kelley, Bria Henderson, and Fiona Gubelmann. 

Having seen the cliffhanger finale and recent casting announcement, viewers are looking forward to discovering what season 5 of "The Good Doctor" has in store when it premieres on September 27.

WEDDING OF SHAUN AND LEA

The most memorable moment from the season four finale of "The Good Doctor" was the engagement proposal between Shaun and his longtime girlfriend Lea, played by Paige Spara. 

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

Despite not always seeing eye to eye, Shaun and Lea have been inseparable since they got together at the beginning of last season. Unfortunately, season 4 was especially hard on the couple as Lea suffered a miscarriage.

RISKIER MEDICAL CASES

Over each of the four seasons of the popular medical drama television series, doctors and residents have been faced with complicated, mysterious, and frequently life-threatening medical cases.

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

Although the show spent most of season four dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers are anxious to see Shaun and the remaining medical staff handle more "unsolvable" cases next season.

NEW RESIDENT

With Claire leaving and Dr. Morgan Reznick, played by Fiona Gubelmann, could not perform surgical residency, a few vacancies might open up. Fans are excited to see some new, young faces join the cast.

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

Screenshot of a comment from the post of "The Good Doctor." | Photo: Twitter/GoodDoctorABC

In an interview with the TV Line, executive producer David Shore opened up about Claire's exit storyline. According to Shore, they did not want to cause another blow to the character with the ending.

The executive producer explained that Claire was meant to run to something and not away from it. Additionally, they were hoping she would move to a place she would be comfortable with.

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