ABC Lands ‘The Good Doctor’ Medical Drama From David Shore & Daniel Dae Kim

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House creator David Shore is returning to the medical drama arena with another show about a brilliant doctor with questionable bedside manners. Understandably, the project, titled The Good Doctor, got the the broadcast networks’ attention, with multiple suitors. In the end, the drama, based on a South Korean format and executive produced by Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim, has landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Sony Pictures TV, where Shore and his Shore Z banner are under an overall deal, is the studio.

Written by Shore, The Good Doctor centers on a young surgeon with Savant syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

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Shore executive produces alongside Kim, Sebastian Lee & David Kim. Shore Z’s Erin Gunn co-executive produces.

The original series, written by Park Jae-bum, aired on Korean Broadcasting System’s KBS2 in 2013.

The Shore-created House, starring Hugh Laurie as the brilliant but flawed Dr. Gregory House, was one of the biggest medical dramas of the past two decades. It ran on Fox for eight seasons.

In addition to The Good Doctor, Shore is writing/executive producing an action drama loosely based on I Spy at Fox. The project, directed/executive produced by McG, from Sony TV, 20th TV and Davis Entertainment, also has a put pilot commitment.

Shore is repped by ICM Partners and the Shuman Co. Kim, who has been active as a producer though his CBS TV Studios-based 3AD banner, is repped by APA and Anonymous Content. Sebastian Lee & David Kim of EnterMedia, which handles the format, are repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.

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