ABC Picks Up Ken Jeong Pilot ‘Dr. Ken’


U.S. network ABC has officially picked up a pilot for Dr. Ken, an upcoming comedy project starring Ken Jeong.

Deadline is reporting that the multi-camera comedy is one of many pilots picked up by the network on January 30, which has seen co-production deals worked out between Sony TV and ABC Studios.

Dr. Ken will see Jeong play a HMO doctor doing his best to juggle parenting, marriage and his work, whilst succeeding at none.

The character is obviously close to Jeong’s own life, since he himself was a physician and an internist before hitting up comedy.

Jeong has co-written the script alongside Jared Stern (The Watch, The Internship) and Mike O’Connell (Funny or Die Presents…).

Apart from Dr. Ken, Jeong has a second comedy pilot in contention. Ken Jeong Made Me Do It is currently over at MTV, but Deadline says “the ABC project is in first position.”

Jeong is one busy man. Not only is his television work constantly gathering momentum (he’s also coming up in Yahoo’s sixth season of Community), he has a number of feature projects on the horizon as well. Upcoming films featuring the actor include Killing Hasselhoff, about a man who tries to win a celebrity death pool by hiring a hit man to kill Hasselhoff himself, and Ktown Cowboys, a comedy based on the successful web-series of the same name.