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"Dr. Ken" (TV show) is a comedy series on ABC.

Ken Jeong, former doctor turned comedian and actor ("Community," "The Hangover") plays Dr. Ken Park, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He calls an overweight patient 'fat' and dismisses patients' opinions about their own health as wrong. But he gets away with it because this #3 general practitioner in LA's San Fernando Valley is usually right.

The person he vexes most at work is his clinic's manager and money guy Pat (Dave Foley). This former Circuit City manager doesn't see much difference between electronics and patients — he only sees dollar signs — and wishes Dr. Ken would prioritize profits over patients, like he does. One of his biggest cost saving jobs is stopping patients from suing because of Dr. Ken's bad bedside manner.

Also part of the practice is Dr. Ken's match in the tell-it-like-it-is department, receptionist Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin). She's not afraid to slow his roll. There's also his naïve and enthusiastic resident, Julie. She clearly has a lot of admiration for him, and in her shy way somehow manages to give him some good advice, especially when it comes to his kids. And then there's the loyal but somewhat dimwitted nurse Hector, who worships Dr. Ken, and is happy to jump aboard as Ken's partner in crime — whether Dr. Ken wants one or not.

Keeping him sane at home is his wife, Allison (Suzy Nakamura), an artist turned therapist who has a Zen approach to her husband's crazy-making. She'll stand back and enjoy a Dr. Ken train wreck instead of trying to stop him or criticize him. He appreciates her being someone so unlike the ultra-strict father who raised him. However, despite being seen as the "sane one" of the couple, Allison also has her unhinged moments, "second hand crazy," she calls it, which she insists she gets from her husband.

Ken and Allison have two children. 16-year-old Molly is testing every boundary like she should. Though she's already failed her driver's test (the only test this Korean father was happy for her to fail), she is trying again. She has left her nice friends behind and is hanging with the popular hottie, Avery. Even her little brother recognizes the danger in this.

9-year-old Dave (Albert Tsai) is super-smart and adorable. However, he's about to commit social suicide by miming Katy Perry's "Roar" in the upcoming school talent show. Ken tries to talk him into singing instead, but Dave wants to do something 'different.' Mom Allison is supportive, even though back in college, she was humiliated for her slam poetry, and tries to explain that to Dave. But this kid's gonna mime. He's as determined as his Dad sometimes.

At work, Ken's posse helps him interpret Molly's cryptic texts, which he has secretly obtained. They all suspect she will be going to a rave instead of studying at Avery's house. They convince Dr. Ken to install the questionable DaughterTracker app to see where she goes. When they find out she is, in fact, at the rave, Hector gives Dr. Ken a ridiculous makeover in order to help him get into the club, find Molly, and take her home.

But Dr. Ken's plans to help the kids escalate into near disaster both in the club with Molly and onstage at the talent show with Dave.

But it's just like Dr. Ken to do whatever it takes to be a good dad and a good doctor. And Allison will be there for him when his well-placed intentions go wrong.

The cast includes Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie, Albert Tsai as Dave, Krista Marie Yu as Molly, and Dave Foley as Pat.

"Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Executive producers are Jared Stern ("Mr. Popper's Penguins"), Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox ("The Blacklist") and Mike Sikowitz ("The McCarthys," "Rules of Engagement"), with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. The pilot was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell.


Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: October 2, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Companies:
Sony Pictures Television
ABC Studios

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