‘The Good Lawyer’: Kennedy McMahon and Felicity Huffman Top ‘The Good Doctor’ Spinoff; Air date for the Backdoor pilot set

Update, 4:30 PM: Its embedded pilot episode good doctor That sets up the potential spinoff good lawyer will air on March 13, a week later than previously announced. The decision was made for storytelling purposes.

Earlier, January 11: Nancy Drew Star Kennedy McMahon is set as the lead and Emmy winner Great housewife Co-led by alumna Felicity Huffman good lawyerProposed legal spinoff from ABC’s popular medical drama good doctorFrom Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.

ABC has officially ordered an embedded pilot episode good doctor title good lawyer, where McMann and Huffman will guest star and introduce their characters. Aired March 6, episode, written by good doctor Directed by co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman and Ruben Fleischer, the film marks the first acting gig for Huffman after nearly three years serving a brief prison sentence for his role in a college admissions scandal.

In “The Good Lawyer” episode, Dr. Sean Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in Johnny DeGroot (McMann), a promising young lawyer with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Bright, funny and self-aware Johnny is relatively new to his prestigious law firm when he takes on Sean’s case. Living with OCD, Johnny never wanted to be treated differently. Although her symptoms affect her personal and professional life, her attention to detail allows her to see cases through a different lens.

McMann, who has been open about his lifelong struggle with OCD, emerged as the top choice for the role in early September.

Huffman will guest star as Janet Stewart, a highly respected attorney and law firm partner with a fierce wit and dry wit. A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) in several legal matters over the years, so she turns to him to represent her beloved guardian. But when Sean announces that he wants Joni to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joni lead the case.

The relationship between Johnny and Stuart somewhat echoes that between Shawn and Glassman Good doctor.

Based on the Korean series developed by Shore, good doctor tied for ABC’s No. 1 entertainment series in total viewers this season The Rookie. After 35 days of viewing on linear and digital platforms, the series attracted around 9.4 million total viewers this season. good doctor Jumped more than six times from its initial live+same day rating among adults 18-49, up +509% after 35 days in multiplatform viewing.

good doctor Highmore as Sean, Dr. Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews, Schiff as Glassman, Dr. Starring Fiona Gubelman as Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Paige Spara as Leah DeLalo, Bria Samone. Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen and Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolk.

Shore and Friedman executive produce alongside Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, Thomas L. Moran, David Hoselton, Peter Blake, Jessica Grassle, Garrett Lerner, Mike Listo, Highmore, Sean Williamson, David Kim and Sebastian Lee. The series is a Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.

McMann has been starring in the CW series Nancy Drew The upcoming fourth season of which will be the last.

Huffman has a long history at ABC. Three of the TV series he has starred in are on ABC and all have garnered critical acclaim: comedies Sports nightdramatic Great housewife and anthologies of plays American crime. The role earned Huffman a major award nomination; Won an Emmy for that Great homemaker. Last season, Huffman was attached to star in the comedy Sacramento River Cats, which had a pilot production commitment at the network. He is repped by Atlas Artists.

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