ABC gives ‘Dr. Ken’ a full season order


ABC said Tuesday it is giving freshman comedy “Dr. Ken” a full season order.

The show stars Ken Jeong, who plays a physician, husband and easily irritated father of two. The comedian, known for his roles in “The Hangover” franchise and on the TV show “Community,” also serves as a writer and executive producer on the show.

Jeong’s costars include Jonathan Slavin, who plays a devoted male nurse at the practice, Dave Foley, who plays Ken’s boss, and Suzy Nakamura, who plays his wife, Allison.

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Since its debut on Oct. 2, the show has averaged 6.6 million viewers and a 1.5/6 rating in the desired 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to Nielsen rating.

The network reported that “Dr. Ken,” produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios, is improving the Friday night 8:30 p.m. slot by 25% year-to-year. It is ABC’s top-rated comedy in the time period in three years.

ABC recently also gave its freshman drama “Quantico,” which stars Priyanka Chopra, six more episodes.

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