Korean-American actor and comedian Dr. Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong best known as Ken Jeong stars as the titular character Dr Ken, a brilliant physician with zero bedside manner, in this brand new comedy, premiering on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv.
The series has already been renewed for a second season and will take the place of the Emmy winning sitcom The Big Bang Theory (finale on Wednesday, 18 May at 20:00) from Wednesday 25 May at 20:00.
The series follows the challenging professional life and chaotic home life of a grumpy and beleaguered physician, whose success as a husband and father is brought into question on a daily-if not hourly-basis.
Dr Ken’s loyal but oh-so-irritating support staff include Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin, Everybody Hates Chris), a sharp tongued receptionist, Clark (Jonathan Slavin, Better Off Ted), Dr Ken’s faithful nurse, confidant and partner-in-crime, and sweet, naïve resident Julie (Kate Simses, Mixology), whose relentless optimism and quest for romance are a constant source of curiosity and exasperation.
And like all great doctors, Ken has a nemesis in the form of hospital administrator Pat Hein (Dave Foley, The Middle), who never passes up on an opportunity to undermine the good physician and his staff.
Dr Ken’s family is also pretty sweet: A smart and beautiful wife, Allison (Suzy Nakamura, The Goldbergs), and two decent kids, Molly (Krista Marie Yu, The Thundermans) and Dave (Albert Tsai, Fresh Off The Boat).
Life may be perfect if he could only relax, get out of his own way and stop second-guessing everyone and everything. But that’s not likely to happen anytime soon.
Dr Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong and Mike O’Connell. Executive producers are Mike Sikowitz, John Davis and John Fox. Ken Jeong and Mike O’Connell are co-executive producers.
Dr Ken airs from Wednesday, 25 May at 20:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv.