[TV] Ken Jeong To Get His Own TV Series Titled Dr. Ken Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.23.2013
He'll play a doctor...
Deadline reports that Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover) is set to get his own TV series based on his life as a licensed physician, called Dr. Ken. Jared Stern (The Internship) will write. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures TV, John Davis and John Fox's Davis Entertainment. Stern, Davis and Fox will executive produce with Jeong. It will be a multi-camera comedy.
Jeong is a regular on Community, which is rumored to be ending after its fifth season. Even if it doesn't and Dr. Ken becomes a series, both shows are with NBC and Sony so something could be worked out. Meanwhile, Community's Donald Glover, who is no longer a regular, sold a music-themed comedy to FX.
Before he became a comedian, Jeong had a MD degree at the University of North Carolina and completed an internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He is still a licensed physician in the state of California. This is Davis Entertainment's second sale of the season after the drama Wolfe, which received a penalty from NBC.
The company has two new shows on NBC this fall: Ironside and The Blacklist.