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[03/24/15 - 06:01 PM]
2015 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/12/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Kristen Hager to lead "The Adversaries" at ABC; D.B. Woodside among the latest bound for FOX's "Lucifer"; and James Roday to star in ABC's "The Brainy Bunch."

[02/26/15 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 26
Updates include: ABC gives "How to Get Away with Murder" a second season; Danny Pudi to star in NBC's "Strange Calls"; and The CW eyes a joint spin-off of "Arrow" and "The Flash."

[02/20/15 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 20
Updates include: MTV passes on "Self Promotion"; Laurie Holden heads to "Chicago Med" at NBC; and Morris Chestnut set as lead on FOX's "Rosewood."

[02/17/15 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 17
Updates include: Whoopi Goldberg joins ABC's "Delores & Jermaine"; Jaimie Alexander to lead NBC's "Blindspot"; and Skylar Astin to star in ABC's NBA comedy pilot.

[02/16/15 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 16
Updates include: Charlie McDermott to star in "Super Clyde" at CBS; Rachel Ticotin, Katie Sarife snag roles in NBC's "The Curse of the Fuentes Women"; and ABC taps directors for three pilots.

[02/10/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 10
Updates include: Jessica Sula set as new lead on ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; Betsy Brandt cast in "Life in Pieces" at CBS; and Jennifer Esposito joins the cast of ABC's "Mistresses."

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 12 projects.

[09/20/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 20
Updates include: A&E cancels "Hoarders" after six seasons; Richard Coyle joins John Malkovich on NBC's "Crossbones"; and Shiri Appleby to get "Unreal" for Lifetime.







DR KEN (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/20/13 - 3/24/15
STATUS:
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2015) Ken Jeong, former doctor turned comedian and actor (Community, The Hangover) plays Dr. Ken Park, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He calls an overweight patient 'fat' and dismisses patients' opinions about their own health as wrong. But he gets away with it because this #3 general practitioner in LA's San Fernando Valley is usually right. The person he vexes most at work is his clinic's manager and money guy Pat (Dave Foley). This former Circuit City manager doesn't see much difference between electronics and patients-he only sees dollar signs- and wishes Dr. Ken would prioritize profits over patients, like he does. One of his biggest cost saving jobs is stopping patients from suing because of Dr. Ken's bad bedside manner. Also part of the practice is Dr. Ken's match in the tell-it-like-it-is department, receptionist Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin). She's not afraid to slow his roll. There's also his naïve and enthusiastic resident, Julie. She clearly has a lot of admiration for him, and in her shy way somehow manages to give him some good advice, especially when it comes to his kids. And then there's the loyal but somewhat dimwitted nurse Hector, who worships Dr. Ken, and is happy to jump aboard as Ken's partner in crime - whether Dr. Ken wants one or not. Keeping him sane at home is his wife, Allison (Suzy Nakamura), an artist turned therapist who has a Zen approach to her husband's crazy-making. She'll stand back and enjoy a Dr. Ken train wreck instead of trying to stop him or criticize him. He appreciates her being someone so unlike the ultra-strict father who raised him. However, despite being seen as the "sane one" of the couple, Allison also has her unhinged moments, "second hand crazy," she calls it, which she insists she gets from her husband. Ken and Allison have two children. 16-year-old Molly is testing every boundary like she should. Though she's already failed her driver's test (the only test this Korean father was happy for her to fail), she is trying again. She has left her nice friends behind and is hanging with the popular hottie, Avery. Even her little brother recognizes the danger in this. 9-year-old Dave (Albert Tsai) is super-smart and adorable. However, he's about to commit social suicide by miming Katy Perry's "Roar" in the upcoming school talent show. Ken tries to talk him into singing instead, but Dave wants to do something 'different.' Mom Allison is supportive, even though back in college, she was humiliated for her slam poetry, and tries to explain that to Dave. But this kid's gonna mime. He's as determined as his Dad sometimes. At work, Ken's posse helps him interpret Molly's cryptic texts, which he has secretly obtained. They all suspect she will be going to a rave instead of studying at Avery's house. They convince Dr. Ken to install the questionable DaughterTracker app to see where she goes. When they find out she is, in fact, at the rave, Hector gives Dr. Ken a ridiculous makeover in order to help him get into the club, find Molly, and take her home. But Dr. Ken's plans to help the kids escalate into near disaster both in the club with Molly and onstage at the talent show with Dave. But it's just like Dr. Ken to do whatever it takes to be a good dad and a good doctor. And Allison will be there for him when his well-placed intentions go wrong. Written by Ken Jeong, Jared Stern (Mr. Popper's Penguins), and Mike O'Connell. Executive produced by Ken Jeong, Mike Sikowitz (The McCarthys, Rules of Engagement) and Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox ( The Blacklist).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Albert Tsai as Dave
· Dave Foley as Pat
· Jonathan Slavin as Hector
· Ken Jeong as Ken
· Krista Marie Yu as Molly
· Suzy Nakamura as Allison
· Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jared Stern as CRTR/EP
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· Ken Jeong as CO-EP
· Mike Sikowitz as EP
· Scott Ellis as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Davis Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television