Good news for fans of Asian American families on television. The Parks will be back on ABC. The network has officially renewed the Ken Jeong comedy Dr. Ken for a second season.
ABC Renews Ken Jeong Comedy 'Dr. Ken' for Season Two
The first-year comedy pulled in respectable numbers for ABC in the network's Friday night comedy block, averaging a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers overall in Nielsen's "live plus-7" estimates. In both categories, this is the network's best delivery in three years.
Inspired by executive producer/star Ken Jeong's real life and career as a medical doctor, the multi-camera comedy follows Dr. Ken Park, a physician with bad bedside manner trying to juggle medicine and being a family man to his wife and two kids -- and not quite succeeding on either front.
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.
The show joins six other returning ABC comedy series, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Black-ish, The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat and The Real O'Neals. The network has also picked up three new comedies so far.
And ABC is still home to two Asian American families on primetime network television.
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