The Good Lawyer: Did the Good Doctor Spinoff Make the Case for a Series Order at ABC? Deliberate!

Now that The Good Lawyer has pleaded her case, the time has come to decide whether or not she deserves another chance in court.

Written by David Shore and Liz Friedman, the backdoor pilot for the Good Doctor spinoff introduces Freddie Highmore’s Dr. Shaun Murphy to Kennedy McMann’s Joni DeGroot, an aspiring attorney whose struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder have kept her from practicing law… until now.

After being sued for malpractice (for amputating the hand of a car crash victim played by House vet Michael Weston), Shaun enlists Joni’s services to clear his name — and that she does, with an assist from her own, Glassman-like mentor (portrayed by Desperate Housewives‘ Felicity Huffman, in her first role since serving time for her participation in the infamous “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal).

Scroll down to review TVLine’s complete case brief — including our arguments for and against moving forward with a series order for the legal offshoot — then tell us if you would like to see The Good Lawyer on ABC’s 2023-24 docket.

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