Episodes: 44 (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 2, 2015 — March 31, 2017
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Kate Simses, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, and Krista Marie Yu.
TV show description:
This medical situation comedy is based on the experiences of creator and star Ken Jeong who practiced as a physician before becoming a comedian.
Doctor Ken (Jeong) is a brilliant physician, though he occasionally leaves his bedside manner at home. He has no problem telling an obese patient that he’s fat, right to his face. And when the patient claims that he barely eats, Ken quips ‘the only thing fatter than you, are your lies’.
Hospital Manager Pat (Dave Foley) is tired of the numerous complaints that have been made about Ken and is looking for any excuse to fire him. Luckily, Ken has receptionist Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin) on his side.
Despite putting his foot in his mouth most of the time, Ken is committed to being a good physician as well as a good husband and father.
His long suffering wife is therapist Allison (Suzy Nakamura) and she has her work cut out her to keep things sane at home.
Teenagers Dave (Albert Tsai) and Molly (Krista Marie Yu) are growing up fast and are looking for some freedom in their lives. Ken’s answer is the opposite of freedom — duct tape.
Episode #44 — Ken’s Big Audition
After an awkward audition with Alison Brie (guest starring as herself), Hollywood producer/writer Dan Harmon (guest starring as himself) makes Ken’s life-long dream come true by casting him in a new comedy series that takes place at a community college. Meanwhile, Pat is ready to declare his love for Damona, but an unexpected visit from his ex-wife, Tiffany (guest star Nia Vardalos), throws him off course; and Allison is less prepared for Molly to leave for Stanford than she’s letting on.
First aired: March 31, 2017.
What do you think? Do you like the Dr. Ken TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?