Hill Harper’s time on ABC’s The Good Doctor may be up.
Puck News reported this week that since The Good Doctor Season 1 Episode 1, Dr. The actor who plays Marcus Andrews is planning a Democratic Senate run in the state of Michigan.
While the star has yet to comment on the news, the outlet states that he plans to announce his run next month.
Harper would face off against Alyssa Slotkin to win the seat.
While she has an impressive list of credits in her acting career, Harper is also a Brown University graduate and Harvard Law alum.
Naturally, there are questions about what this means for Harper’s future on The Good Doctor.
It’s hard to imagine juggling medical drama other than the Senate race.
It is possible that Harper has already informed producers of her intention to depart and an exit plan is being worked out.
Then again, The Good Doctor hasn’t been renewed for Season 7 yet.
Like many shows, The Good Doctor season 6 has suffered a drop in ratings.
But ABC should be happy with the performance of the Freddie Highmore drama because a spinoff called The Good Lawyer is being produced.
In fact, a backdoor pilot featuring Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) will air this month.
ABC has had some success with pairings with some of its biggest franchises.
Like other ongoing medical dramas, the cast has been a revolving door.
Several series regulars have departed and later returned.
Last month, it was revealed that Cheeku Modu would be returning to the series after an absence of four years.
Modu played the role of Jared Kalu in the first two seasons.
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