Dr. Ken

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.7  (4,295)

Dr. Ken is a medical comedy show that aired on ABC from 2015 to 2017. The show stars Ken Jeong, known for his role in The Hangover Trilogy, as Dr. Ken Park, a brilliant yet socially awkward physician. Dr. Ken is a Korean-American, and his cultural background is one of the key aspects of the show's humor.

The show revolves around Dr. Ken's personal and professional struggles, which often intertwine. Dr. Ken is happily married to his wife Allison Park, played by Suzy Nakamura, and they have two children, Molly, played by Krista Marie Yu, and Dave, played by Albert Tsai. While his family is supportive, Dr. Ken constantly feels the pressure of being the perfect husband and father, which sometimes leads to comical situations.

At work, Dr. Ken has a diverse group of colleagues, including his loyal nurse and assistant Damona, played by Tisha Campbell-Martin, his sarcastic therapist Pat, played by Dave Foley, and his bumbling resident Hector, played by Jonathan Slavin. The cast's chemistry and interactions provide a lot of comedic moments throughout the series.

The show primarily takes place in Welltopia, the medical clinic where Dr. Ken works. It's a busy and chaotic environment full of patients with various maladies and quirky personalities. Dr. Ken's interactions with his patients often highlight his unorthodox approach to medicine, which is not always appreciated by his superiors.

Throughout the series, Dr. Ken deals with typical medical show scenarios such as hypochondriac patients, meddlesome pharmaceutical reps, and hospital politics. However, what sets Dr. Ken apart from other medical shows is its comedic approach to these issues. The show uses humor to explore relatable topics such as family dynamics, cultural differences, and career aspirations.

Despite being a comedy, Dr. Ken is not afraid to tackle serious issues. The show touches on topics such as mental illness, LGBTQ+ rights, and racism. However, the show always manages to inject some humor and lightheartedness into even the most serious subjects.

In addition to its comedic and dramatic elements, Dr. Ken also features a lot of heartfelt moments. The relationships between the characters are a highlight of the show, particularly the bond between Dr. Ken and his daughter Molly. Dr. Ken is not always the perfect father, but his love for his family is evident in every episode.

Overall, Dr. Ken is an entertaining and heartwarming show that balances humor and emotion. Ken Jeong's comedic talent shines through in every episode, but the show's diverse cast and character relationships give it depth and heart. Dr. Ken may not have lasted long on air, but it remains a beloved comedy that is worth watching.

Dr. Ken is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (44 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2015.

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Ken's Big Audition
22. Ken's Big Audition
March 31, 2017
Following an awkward audition with Alison Brie, Ken’s life-long dream comes true when he gets a part in a new comedy series that takes place at a community college.
Clark's Big Surprise
21. Clark's Big Surprise
March 24, 2017
When Ken accidentally finds out that Clark and Connor are planning their surprise wedding, he has to find a way to get everyone to come. But Damona finds out and to get Allison there, she tells her that Ken is going to surprise her by renewing their wedding vows.
Ken and the CEO
20. Ken and the CEO
March 17, 2017
Because Ken is friends with the New Zealander CEO of Welltopia, Pat hopes that Ken will put in a good word for him for a promotion.
Ken's Old Professor
19. Ken's Old Professor
March 10, 2017
When Ken's hardcore medical school professor Dr. Erwin makes an appointment to see him, he treats Ken just like he did during his residency.
Allison Finds a Lump
18. Allison Finds a Lump
February 24, 2017
During a self-exam, Allison finds a suspicious lump in her breast, causing Ken and the HMO gang to rally around her for support while she anxiously waits for the doctor's diagnosis. Meanwhile, Dave has questions for how he will portray the character he's playing in the school play, and Pat and Damona share an unexpected moment.
Pat's Rash
17. Pat's Rash
February 17, 2017
Pat refuses to accept Ken's diagnosis that his relationship with Megan is causing his mysterious rash. Meanwhile, Dave tries to figure out a way he can break up with Emily without causing too much harm.
A Dr. Ken Valentine's Day
16. A Dr. Ken Valentine's Day
February 3, 2017
Ken lets Allison, who is doubting her decision to have a low-key Valentine's Day, believe that a love poem Dave wrote for his sweetheart, Emily, is meant for her. Meanwhile, Molly and Jae consider Valentine's Day a corporate concoction; Clark plans a romantic scavenger hunt for Connor; things get complicated when Damona and Eric have dinner at a restaurant that she and Pat once frequented when they were dating.
Ken and the Basketball Star
15. Ken and the Basketball Star
January 27, 2017
When the star of Molly's high school basketball team injures his ankle, Ken's routine exam and unexpected diagnosis shocks everyone since it might keep the young man from playing in the big game. Meanwhile, Clark and Connor take another major step in their relationship before getting married, and Pat lets Allison in on the secret espresso coffeemaker he keeps in his office.
A Day In The Life
14. A Day In The Life
January 20, 2017
Ken gets his time in the limelight when the producer of a documentary health series follows him around for a day.
Jae Meets the Parks
13. Jae Meets the Parks
January 13, 2017
Ken spirals a bit out of control when he finds out Molly's new boyfriend, Jae, is leaving behind his pre-med studies to be an artist. At Welltopia, Pat asks Clark to monitor his weight loss program; and when Damona learns she isn't required to wear scrubs, her new look results in several awkward moments.
Ken's New Intern
12. Ken's New Intern
January 6, 2017
Allison feels a little threatened by Ken's new attractive intern, Erin, who is a little too flirtatious with Ken.
A Park Family Christmas
11. A Park Family Christmas
December 16, 2016
Allison wants to show her more relaxed side to her Welltopia coworkers and offers her home for the holiday party, but Ken doesn't like the idea. Meanwhile, Clark truly wants to give his boyfriend, Connor, the perfect present, but Connor upstages him with the ultimate gift.
Ken's Apology
10. Ken's Apology
December 9, 2016
Ken intends to apologize to a patient for missing an important medical detail, but Pat urges him not to, and the situation quickly spirals out of control.
D.K.'s Gal Pal
9. D.K.'s Gal Pal
December 2, 2016
When D.K. overhears Allison complaining that he's still there, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks.
Allison's Thanksgiving Meltdown
8. Allison's Thanksgiving Meltdown
November 18, 2016
Allison convinces a reluctant Ken that it would be a fun family adventure to drive to her parents for Thanksgiving dinner. But along the way, a traffic jam combined with her husband and kids’ antics causes her to lose her usual cool. Meanwhile, Clark takes charge to serve Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter for the homeless, but his bossiness and unnecessary attention to details drives everyone a little crazy.
Dave Goes On Shark Tank
7. Dave Goes On Shark Tank
November 11, 2016
When Dave announces he's been invited to go on "Shark Tank," Ken is thrilled for him, until he starts thinking about how tough the Sharks can be.
Ken Learns Korean
6. Ken Learns Korean
November 4, 2016
Ken decides to learn Korean after his father's friends tease him about his inability to speak the language. Meanwhile, Allison helps Molly with her SAT vocabulary prep and Clark is proud to lead the nurses' contract talks, but is dreading negotiations with Pat.
D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story
5. D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story
October 21, 2016
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn't seem to phase Dave anymore, indicating her little boy is growing up.
Dr. Ken: Child Of Divorce
4. Dr. Ken: Child Of Divorce
October 14, 2016
When D.K. tells Ken he got divorced, Ken becomes preoccupied with the Korean cultural understanding that divorce equals failure. Meanwhile, the divorce news causes Dave to reflect on his relationship with Emily.
Ken's Banquet Snub
3. Ken's Banquet Snub
October 7, 2016
Ken feels snubbed when Pat is asked to emcee this year's annual Welltopia banquet; Clark and Damona discuss relationship styles as it relates to their individual partners.
Ken and Allison Share a Patient
2. Ken and Allison Share a Patient
September 30, 2016
On Allison's first work day at Welltopia, she and Ken engage in a little competition when attempting to diagnose a patient.
Allison's Career Move
1. Allison's Career Move
September 23, 2016
When a position opens up at Welltopia, Pat thinks Allison would be perfect for it, but Ken is leery to work so closely with his wife.
Where to Watch Dr. Ken
Dr. Ken is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dr. Ken on demand at Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (4,295)