‘Community’ season 6: Ken Jeong looking towards new ABC medical comedy

Could Ken Jeong’s time at Greendale Community College be over soon? Given the latest news that we have today, this is a possibility that at least must be remotely considered, given the success rate of his name ABC pilot.

Sources confirm that the actor has seen his pilot “Dr. Ken” greenlit over at ABC, and the comedy stars him as an HMO doctor who is struggling to maintain a stable work and family life. Given that Jeong was an actual doctor before making the jump full-time into acting and he also co-wrote the pilot, there is a chance for this to really work out and be stuffed full of great comedy. Remember, “Scrubs” was the last time we really saw a show that really went at the medical profession with this sort of merciless spirit. “Getting On” and “Nurse Jackie” are reasonably close, but we don’t see either as particular absurd by comparison.

It would be hard for Ken to do two separate shows, so we imagine that if “Community” were to continue and “Dr. Ken” was picked up, he’d probably have to leave “Community,” though he could still make sporadic appearances. With that being said, we’ve already seen that show survive many key departures. Also, there is no guarantee that this series is even going to continue beyond its current sixth season. All things must come to an end eventually, right? Yvette Nicole Brown has already left this season, which means that other than Jeong, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, and Alison Brie are the only original regulars still on the show. Jim Rash did not become a regular until a little later down the road.

We will have some further news on “Dr. Ken” as it comes out, but this show has potential.

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