The Good Lawyer Release Date, News & Update: The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 16 to Serve as Backdoor Pilot

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Remember that The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 16 on ABC next week is the backdoor pilot for The Good Lawyer. With that in mind, it is certain that this is one of the most significant episodes in the entire series.

Extending the universe of The Good Doctor, ABC is preparing to launch The Good Lawyer, a new female-driven law show.

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What The Good Lawyer is All About

The news surfaced in January 2023 that a backdoor pilot for the hit medical drama was in the works. Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) meets young attorney Joni (Kennedy McMann) while asking for help with a case, according to the synopsis. Joni and Shaun become friends because she can relate to him because of her obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Joni's employer, played by Felicity Huffman, will also be introduced in the backdoor pilot episode.

Check out the full The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 16 synopsis below to learn more about what's in store:

Dr. Shaun Murphy seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising young lawyer who has obsessive-compulsive disorder.

If this story is successful, it may pave the way for a successful spin-off. But, there is no assurance that the story will be successful. Here is where a lot of the stress comes into play. You have to hope that the cast and story are both good because you want to ensure that there will be some spin-offs down the road.

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Felicity Huffman’s TV Comeback

Huffman's first main role since her involvement in the college admissions controversy comes with The Good Lawyer. The Desperate Housewives alum was accused of paying $15,000 to change her eldest daughter's SAT results in March 2019.

Huffman pled guilty to fraud charges six months later and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. A $30,000 fine, a year of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service were also part of her penalty. By October of the following year, the New York native had finished her term and was no longer on supervised release.

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The Good Lawyer backdoor pilot airs Monday, Mar. 13, on ABC.


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