• Actor Hill Harper will exit 'The Good Doctor'
  • He will leave the show for a shot at politics
  • Harper plays "Dr. Marcus Andrews" 

Lights, camera, action? More like lights, camera, election for Hill Harper (57), who's hanging up his stethoscope from the hit ABC series 'The Good Doctor' to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate! That's right, folks, the man who brought "Dr. Marcus Andrews" to life is now setting his sights on a real-life role that could change the face of American politics.

Actor Hill Harper takes the political stage

Harper, a Harvard Law alum and seasoned actor known for his roles in 'CSI: NY' and 'Married…with Children,' is diving headfirst into the political arena. He's seeking the Democratic nod for Michigan's soon-to-be-vacant senate seat, as the current senator, Debbie Stabenow, prepares to step down after a whopping 24 years in office.

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But why the sudden switch from prime-time drama to the high-stakes drama of politics? Harper's campaign is all about giving a voice to the voiceless. "There is a crisis in American democracy," says Harper's spokesperson. "Hill is dedicating his efforts full time to fixing that." Talk about a plot twist!

A platform for change in the Michigan senate race

His platform? It's like a script for the perfect political thriller: universal healthcare, climate justice, a higher federal minimum wage, and kicking the filibuster to the curb. Harper's not just playing a hero on TV; he's aiming to be one in real life.

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However, the path to the Democratic primary won't be a walk on the red carpet. Harper's up against Elissa Slotkin, a congressional rep with a hefty list of endorsements. Will Harper's star power translate to political clout? Only time will tell.

Don't miss the season 7 premiere of 'The Good Doctor' on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10 ET on ABC. And for all you TV junkies and political buffs, keep your eyes peeled for more juicy updates!