ABC Orders Good Doctor Pilot From House EP, Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim

House creator David Shore is scrubbing back into the world of TV medicine with a little help from Hawaii Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim.

ABC has given a pilot order to The Good Doctor, a drama about a young surgical whiz with Savant syndrome. After being recruited by a renowned hospital to work in its pediatric unit, questions arise about whether his struggles to connect with patients will impact his ability to save lives.

Kim serves as an executive producer on the project, which is based on a popular South Korean soap opera that aired in 2013. He is not attached to star.

In addition, the network has ordered a pilot for Doomsday, a drama from CSI producer Carol Mendelsohn and Justified  writers Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd. The thriller tells the tale of a government think tank comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment who are tasked with thinking up man-made disasters and their possible solutions in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Does The Good Doctor sound like the perfect project for House vet Shore?

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14 Comments
  1. scoblespublicist says:

    I don’t see him being able to carry a show as a lead. Maybe because I loved his role on Hawaii 5-0. I don’t see this pilot going anywhere.

  2. MMD says:

    It says he will serve as ex producer so he may not be starring. Hope he isn’t leaving Hawaii Five-0

  3. jj says:

    Will never watch anything from David Shore again. He destroyed House.

    • Mafalda Neto says:

      He also created it…

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, and then he stabbed it in the heart, over and over and over. And then chopped it up into little pieces and buried it in a deep hole. And then dug it up and ran over it with a bus, back and forth, back and forth. Ok, Ok, Ok, I’m Ok now. Nothing to see, move along… :-)

    • Elie says:

      THIS! I find him disgusting! He turned House into a domestic abuser who only cared about getting a fix and hookers. His last seasons had none of the nuances and struggles that made him multi-dimensional in the first place. I will never watch a show by Shore ever again.

  4. crcuchick says:

    Dear TV LIne, please don’t call Korean TV Shows “Soap Operas” – it gives the wrong impression to American viewers unfamiliar with their shows. The term “Korean Dramas” is used whether or not the show is a police procedural, medical drama, romantic comedy, fantasy/sci-fi, etc. Most of them are only about 16 to 24 episodes long and tell an entire story from beginning to end. Few shows have additional seasons. There are some Korean shows (typically airing on weekends) that have a more “soap opera” feel to them and can run up to about 50 episodes or so.

    “The Good Doctor” was like a typical American medical drama in tone. The lead character was an autistic-spectrum savant. I believe the Korean version was about 16 episodes in length.

  5. Al says:

    Doomsday reminds me of Threshold that starred Carla Gugino, Brent Spiner and a pre-Thrones Peter Dinklage. Similar plot with a focus on an alien threat. Aww man now that makes me miss that show all over again….

  6. Genius boy having troubles to adjust wich cause professional problems…HOW ORIGINAL ?!