New ABC sitcom Dr. Ken starring Ken Jeong debuted last Friday to solid ratings and was the top scripted show of the night! This was a nice jolt for ABC, especially for debuting on a Friday night, the network its biggest Friday comedy premiere of the past three years.
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. This show is also noteworthy in that it’s about a second-generation Asian American family (as opposed to Fresh Off The Boat, which is largely centered on an immigrant experience).
It’s great to see another Asian American family bringing diversity to a TV near you!