The Good Doctor Spinoff, About Avocado with TOC, in Development at ABC

ABC is about to shoot the good doctor into a full-fledged franchise.

The network is growing The good lawyer, a female-led offshoot of veteran medical drama from executive producers (and co-showrunners) David Shore and Liz Friedman. According Deadlinewho first reported the news, two potential offshoot characters will be introduced in a mid-season episode of Mothership.

The good lawyer would center on Joni, “a woman in her twenties who struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder but is a brilliant lawyer,” according to the official cast of characters. On the good doctorJoni will be introduced when she is hired as defense attorney for Freddie Highmore’s Dr. Shaun Murphy.

“Relatively new to her high-end law firm, Joni, who is funny, impatient, self-aware and a bit anxious, is part of Shaun’s legal defense team,” according to Deadline. “Despite his law school and bar exam, Joni’s OCD symptoms take a heavy toll on his personal and professional life. Living with OCD, Joni has never wanted to be treated differently and is often embarrassed by her symptoms. She’s a great lawyer, but she was forced to threaten to sue the firm (for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act) when they tried to fire her because of her particular behaviors.

This same episode will introduce Janet, Dr. Glassman to Shaun’s Joni. “Armed with a fierce intellect and a dry, rapier wit, Janet is a highly valued lawyer and partner at the firm,” according to the breakdown. “A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Glassman in several legal matters over the past 30 years, so Glassman turned to her to represent his protege Shaun.”

Casting for both roles is currently underway.

Foresight good doctor branching comes on the heels of ABC’s greenlight The recruit spin off The rookie: the Feds. Premiere this fall Federals centers on Niecy Nash-Betts’ Simone Clark, the FBI Academy’s oldest recruit. Clark was featured on an April episode of The recruitwhen Nathan Fillion’s officer John Nolan enlisted the FBI intern to help him on a homeland security matter.

the good doctor returns for Season 6 on Monday, October 3 at 10/9c. Are you intrigued by the prospect of a legal spin-off?

Jon J. Epps