Who Would Have Guessed ‘Dr. Ken’ Would Be the First New Comedy to Get a Full-Season Order?


ABC has ordered a full 22-episode season of Dr. Ken, making it the first new comedy of the year to get receive a full season extension.Even though critics, including ours, have pointed out the show is not funny, The Hollywood Reporter said Ken Jeong’s vaguely-autobiographical sitcom —he really was a doctor in real life— has managed to pull in an average of 6.6 million viewers on Friday night. (We weren’t the only ones to pan it, by the way; the show has a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 26.)

Meanwhile, Jeong’s other “TV” show, Community, was cancelled on Tuesday by Yahoo, which announced it will stop making original TV-style programming.

Dr. Ken is the first new sitcom to get the green light for a full-season run, and the fourth show overall. Blindspot, Rosewood and ABC’s own Quantico have also received full-season orders.

New episodes of Dr. Ken air Fridays at 8pm Eastern/Pacific on ABC. (Just don’t say we didn’t warn you…)