Pilot News: Ken Jeong Is ABC's Dr. Ken

ABC Pilot Dr. Ken

ABC has made an appointment with Dr. Ken, a comedy pilot starring Community‘s Ken Jeong.

Penned by Jeong — who in real life has his M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Jared Stern (Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and Funny or Die’s Mike O’Connell, the project stars Jeong as a frustrated HMO doctor who is juggling medicine, marriage and parenting — and succeeding at none of them.

ABC’s previous comedy orders this pilot season include Chev & Bev (starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo), The Brainy Bunch (about genius moppets), Family Fortune (starring Fortune Feimster as a newly out gym teacher) and an African-American take on the John Candy movie Uncle Buck.

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  1. TVNerd says:

    This can pair nicely with Fresh off the Boat!

  2. TVNerd says:

    I also see them picking up Chev and Bev and Brainy Bunch to pair well with their Wed comedies but The Middle or Blackish will have to move to air these…

  3. MeJ says:

    Since Ken Jeong is an ACTUAL doctor in real life, I have a lot of faith in this. We could use a new Scrubs.

  4. Me says:

    Write what you know?

  5. Letti says:

    Great news, finally a comedy to look for. Ken Jeong is so awesome, and as I’m interested to see him as a doctor as he is :)

  6. Ray says:

    I like him. Hope this one makes it to series.

  7. herman1959 says:

    I’d try it; most of the others sound boring.

  8. cyrano says:

    This sounds like another version of My Family. Ben was a dentist who succeded at nothing… I like Ken so it could be quite funny… ABC should make wednesday comedy night. Fresh of the boat and Dr Ken should lead into Modern Fam and Blackish…

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Good news Ken will be writing and producing a pilot of a new show base on his life as a doctor.