Vancouver-shot “The Good Doctor” set to end after seven seasons

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      Dr. Shaun Murphy is stripping off his scrubs for the last time. 

      ABC's The Good Doctor, which has been filmed in and around the Lower Mainland for its entire run, will end after the upcoming seventh season of the show. 

      In a statement, showrunners David Shore, Liz Friedman, and executive producer Erin Gunn say that “The Good Doctor has been a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it's time to say goodbye.”

      The medical drama follows Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), an autistic surgical resident, who joins the fictional San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital in northern California. 

      “We are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done and the message we’ve been privileged to be a part of,” the statement continues. “We look forward to giving our fantastic fans, the truly extraordinary Freddie Highmore, the rest of our talented actors (and friends), and the best crew in the business the series ending that you all deserve.”

      Eagle-eyed locals can spot many Vancouver landmarks in The Good Doctor, with Surrey City Hall and Vancouver Community College filling in for St. Bonaventure Hospital, and BC Place serving as San Jose International Airport.

      Plenty of local actors have appeared on the series during its filming, including Vancouver-born Graham Verchere as a young Shaun and Dylan Kingwell as Shaun’s younger brother Steve.

      “Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life,” says Highmore in a release. “I will always be grateful to David, Liz, and Erin as well as the hugely talented and lovely cast, writers, and crew who made this show possible. Caring deeply is what got us here. Thank you to Sony and ABC, and to everyone who has watched along at home. With love from Vancouver… tequila, stat!”

      The seventh and final season of The Good Doctor premiers February 20 on ABC, and is available in Canada through Crave.