When Will ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Be on Hulu? The ABC Premiere Is Here

Today marks the first day of fall, which means television lovers can rejoice as they gear up for the return of their favorite shows. On Monday, Sept. 23, The Good Doctor Season 3 comes back to ABC. And of course, fans are excited to see where the second season left Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore).

Nevertheless, fans who decided to cut ties with cable might be wondering where they can watch the upcoming drama. As it turns out, the first two seasons found their home on Hulu. So when will The Good Doctor Season 3 be on the streaming service? There’s plenty to look forward to when the series premieres — and you won’t want to miss out.

‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Hulu Release Date

Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy
Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy | Craig Sjodin/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Hulu already confirmed the third season of The Good Doctor will be added to their streaming queue. But, you won’t be able to watch the show as soon as it airs on ABC on Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET.

According to Decider’s list of what’s coming and leaving Hulu in September 2019, The Good Doctor premiere will be released on Sept. 24.

What time will new episodes be added to Hulu?

Unfortunately, this means you will not be able to watch The Good Doctor Season 3 premiere live when it airs. However, you won’t have to wait for a full 24-hours to pass by before getting your hands on the episode. In fact, you won’t have to wait more than a few hours.

The streaming service typically releases original series at midnight Eastern Time. But, for ABC shows — like The Good Doctor or Bachelor in Paradise — Hulu will drop new episodes by 9 a.m. ET. That being said, you can also take advantage of Hulu’s “My Stuff” system, which notifies you when new episodes are added. So get some rest and tune in to the medical drama on Tuesday when you can.

Will ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Be on Netflix?

Unlike ABC titles such as Grey’s Anatomy, previous seasons of The Good Doctor are not available on Netflix. It’s also unlikely The Good Doctor will ever move to the streaming giant in the future.

In May 2018, Hulu closed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to keep The Good Doctor on the streaming site exclusively. At the time, the series was still gearing up for its second season. However, Deadline reported, “future episodes will become available the day after their original broadcast on ABC.” This means Hulu gets to add new episodes as they broadcast on television and also keep the title exclusively afterward.

What to expect in the premiere

It looks like the third season of The Good Doctor will pick up where it left off, according to TV Line. The premiere begins the day following Shaun and Carly’s (Jasika Nicole) first date. And of course, how Shaun reacts will contribute to how the rest of the season will play out.

“Things don’t go perfectly,” showrunner David Shore explained. ” How [Shaun] reacts to that, and how he reacts going forward, is going to be an ongoing [storyline].”

Shore also teased Shaun’s love life in season 3 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We put Shaun in the role of caretaker, which I thought was interesting and fun to explore,” he said. “Next year, we’re putting him in the role of suitor.”

Naturally, fans are curious to see how Shaun and Carly’s relationship plays out in The Good Doctor Season 3. The drama has been front and center in all the previous. And regardless of how you watch — whether it’s only ABC or Hulu — make sure you tune in because this one is going to be interesting.

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