Happy Endings Exclusive: Party Down's Ken Marino Set to Play [Spoiler]'s Shrink

The doctor is in on Happy Endings, and he’s a riot!

Uproarious Party Down grad Ken Marino is joining the criminally underrated ABC comedy as therapist to Zachary Knighton’s Dave, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The potentially recurring character debuts in early 2012 and, even though he’s Dave’s shrink, we’re told Marino’s doc will interact with the entire group — particularly Casey Wilson’s Penny.

Marino’s a busy guy these days. In addition to his regular gig on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, the actor known to Veronica Mars fans as Vinnie Van Lowe is also set to guest star as Chris D’Elia’s older brother on NBC’s Whitney.

Comments (15)

  • I’m loving all the work that Party Down alumni are getting!!! :D

    Comment by Sheikia – October 16, 2011 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m loving HE so far, but the Megan Mullaly was the worst episode of the series. However, it’s the best comedy on ABC, better than CT, of course!

    Comment by Dwight J. – October 16, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I liked that episode. “We’re like the Gilmore Girls except we came first so we’re better.”

      Comment by Captain – October 16, 2011 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What’s the point of putting “Spoiler” in the title when you have a picture of what character it is on the post?

    Comment by Mark – October 16, 2011 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like that you say spoiler in the title but put his photo next to Kens and have his name before the cut…

    Comment by samantha – October 16, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AWESOME…first Megan Mullally ( loved her on Happy endings) and now Ken Marino!!!

    Comment by l – October 16, 2011 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything to have Ken Marino on my tv screen. I loved him on VM, and Party Down, and I will suffer through any episodes of Whitney he is on.

    Comment by Jessica – October 16, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice! On a sidenote, there’s no point putting “[Spoiler]” if you’re going to put a picture of the character in question right next to the article title. ;)

    Comment by DL – October 16, 2011 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The episode with Megan Mullaly was one of the funniest!

    Comment by chris – October 16, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ken Marino has been on a lot of funny shows, but I’ve never found him all that funny. Not really a criticism–he’s seldom been the one who was supposed to be funny. He’s usually the bland character that others circle around.

    Comment by CJ – October 16, 2011 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In “Role Models” he was hilarious.

      Comment by Kim – October 17, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I Enjoyed him on Reaper. That’s where I first noticed him, and loved his Character.

      Comment by Vanny – October 17, 2011 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This isn’t a big spoiler so it doesn’t really matter but in the future, putting the picture in the upper-right corner kind of defeats the purpose of the spoiler alert.

    Comment by Captain – October 16, 2011 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not that under rated getting 7.5 million viewers and episode, there are shows doing worst out there.

    Comment by Mike – October 16, 2011 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Surprisingly, Ken Marino is getting better looking now that Party Down has ended…

    I loved the Megan Mulally episode as Dana Hartz and I think now they should get a couple more of those funny guys on Happy Endings or New Girl. Both of these shows are a lot of fun!

    (Still miss Party Down and Better Off Ted!!! Those shows were just too good to be gone so soon!)

    Comment by Debbie – October 17, 2011 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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