After last week's successful series premiere, the new comedy Dr. Ken returns for another round of Asian American sitcom family fun this Friday on ABC. Inspired by Jeong's real life as a practicing doctor, he stars as Dr. Ken Park, a physician with bad bedside manner trying to juggle medicine and being a family man to his wife and kids -- and not quite succeeding on either front. It's funny, with a lot of heart.
Dr. Ken also stars the awesome Suzy Nakamura as Ken's wife Allison, Krista Marie Yu as daughter Molly, and Albert Tsai as his son Dave. They're all great. The cast is rounded out by Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie and Dave Foley as Pat.
In "The Seminar," Ken is forced to attend a bedside manners seminar, leaving Allison at home for dinner with Ken's parents. Here's a preview of the episode:
Airdate: Friday, October 9 (8:30-9:00pm)
When the office celebrates a promotion for Clark, Ken is oblivious since he lives in his own world... it's the last straw for Clark dealing with Ken’s selfish ways. Clark writes a fake complaint comment card about Ken, so he's forced to attend a training seminar for better bedside manners, which leaves Allison at home to have dinner with Ken's parents.
"Dr. Ken" stars 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.
Guest cast: Betsy Sodaro as Sonja, Alexis Rhee as In-Sook Park, Dana Lee as D.K. Park, and James Urbaniak as James.
"The Seminar" was written by Mary Fitzgerald and directed by Scott Ellis. Executive producers are Mike Sikowitz, John Davis and John Fox. Ken Jeong and Mike O’Connell are co-executive producers. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Dr. Ken airs Fridays at 8:30pm on ABC.