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The House-shaped hole in the current TV lineup is about to be filled. David Shore, creator of the Emmy-award series which ran from 2004 to 2012 on Fox, has landed a new medical drama titled THE GOOD DOCTOR at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim is set to executive produce the series, which is based on a South Korean series from 2013. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.
The series follows a young surgeon with Savant syndrome aka someone with a developmental disability who demonstrates abilities in a particular area far beyond what is considered. The surgeon is transferred to the pediatric surgical unit of a hospital and must face new challenges.
Shore and Erin Gunn will co-executive producer under the banner Shore Z alongside Kim, Sebastian Lee, and David Kim.
Before House, Shore worked on the long-running Law & Order. Most recently, he executive produced the Fox series Houdini & Doyle, which was canceled after one season.
Kim had a recurring role on 24 before landing it big with a regular role on the ABC series LOST. Now, he’s a regular on Hawaii Five-0 and recently appeared in the Divergent Series franchise.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor