Dr. Ken season 2 to premiere on September 23, 2016
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Basic info and cast
Dr. Ken is a new American multi-camera situational comedy television series that is currently airing on the ABC channel in the United States. The new sitcom was created by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong and John Fox who all also serve as executive producers on the show alongside John Davis, Mike Sikowitz and Mike O'Connell. Dr. Ken is produced for ABC by Old Charlie Productions, Davis Entertainment, ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television. Season 1 of Dr. Ken debuted on the ABC channel on October 2, 2015.
The storyline of Dr. Ken is loosely based on the real life experiences of the series creator and star Ken Jeong who used to be a doctor before he became a standup comedian. Dr. Ken also stars Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu, Kate Simses and Dave Foley.
Viewer reception and chances of renewal
Season 1 of Dr. Ken premiered on the ABC channel in the US on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT. Initially, season one was set to consist of 13 thirty-minute episodes, but on October 20, 2015, ABC ordered 9 additional episodes bringing the season total to 22 episodes. The decision to extend the episode count was driven by very good ratings of the first several episodes: Dr. Ken premiered with 6.7 million viewers, and although the ratings declined after a second episode, they held steady for episodes 3 and 4, which is a very good sign. So far, there have been no statements yet from ABC about a potential second season, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Dr. Ken season 2 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.
UPDATED December 18, 2015: ABC’s newest sitcom, Dr. Ken is holding steady with an average viewership at around 4 million people. The mid-season finale was broadcast on December 11th and now the show is on its holiday break. Season 1B is scheduled to return to the small screen on Friday, January 8, 2016. There is still no word from the network about the future of the show, so stay tuned.
UPDATED May 13, 2016: One of the lucky series to survive amid the recent cancelation bloodbath, ABC's comedy Dr. Ken has been renewed for a second season. The solid ratings and viewership have not left any room for doubt, as the numbers are the highest ABC has seen in three years. An excellent 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and an average of 6.4 million viewers per episode in Nielsen's L+7 are certainly a good enough reason to renew a series, so we welcome back the popular comedy. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive a notification as soon as a release date is set for Dr. Ken season 2.
UPDATED June 30, 2016: The last of the five major networks to reveal its 2016-17 fall premiere schedule, ABC has finally made it available to the public. The second season of its Friday night ratings hit, Dr. Ken, is set to debut on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:30pm, following the Last Man Standing season 6 premiere. Dr. Ken delivered the best Friday night ratings for ABC in three years, and will hopefully be just as successful in the upcoming chapter. Sign up for our automatic notifications and we'll drop you an e-mail reminder one day prior to Dr. Ken season 2 premiere date.