Coming up next month, we’re going to see some surprise guest stars on both The Good Doctor season 3 and then also Grey’s Anatomy season 16. Think in terms of Robert Sean Leonard (House) on the former and then Holly Marie Combs/Alyssa Milano on the latter. This will reunite the two actresses with executive producer Krista Vernoff, who worked on the original version of Charmed many years ago.
In the video that we have for you below, you can see a promo that hypes up these guest-star appearances from the aforementioned actors and more. It’s all a part of the upcoming “Cast from the Past” promotion, one that is hyping up a number of other notable guest stars, as well. Think in terms of Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Ken Jeong, and many others across a number of their different programs.
For some more news on The Good Doctor in video form, check out our premiere reaction video at the bottom of this article! Be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube so you don’t miss any of our upcoming videos about the show this season and then also view our The Good Doctor playlist.
What’s inspiring ABC to have all of these big-name guest stars within the same week? We think that on some level, it’s tying into their new Live in Front of a Studio Audience success story, where they remade some classic TV episodes featuring new actors. They realized through that how powerful short-term nostalgia can be. One of the problems that goes along with reviving shows for a long period of time is that things have a tendency to fade and that nostalgia wears away. It’s better to just have a short dose of something sometimes. That seems to be what’s happening with many of these shows.
For those who didn’t know, Leonard will be appearing on The Good Doctor as a skilled fisherman who finds himself in a precarious position because of a big catch. Meanwhile, Combs and Milano will be playing sisters on Grey’s Anatomy, ones who are forced to make a near-impossible decision.
What do you want to see from these The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy guest appearances?
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