As we know Ken Jeong not only plays a doctor on Dr Ken, he is one in real life. About a decade ago his world was rocked when his real life wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Eight years ago, she was declared cancer free.
Tonight at 8:30p on ABC, Jeong will relive those emotions in an episode he co-wrote. His TV wife Alison gives herself a breast exam in the shower and finds a lump. Ken freaks out and she tells him to calm down because it is making her nervous. He goes into the bathroom, lets out those nerves and goes back into the bedroom to calm down his wife who has breast cancer run in her family.
He tells his wife to call the doctor and schedule an appointment to find out if it is benign or malignant. She is hesitant to make the call, so he dials the number and runs away. Their daughter overhears the discussion and freaks out. But she doesn’t confront her parents.
Alison is told her doctor is on vacation and can’t see her for 2 weeks. Ken tries to make her an appointment for her and hits the same roadblocks. Then the staff at the Welltopia Medical Group, use all of their contacts and get her an appointment the next day. This is a sad scenario that many people, who discover lumps, find themselves in way too often. Not being able to make an appointment.
The next day Alison and Ken goes to the doctor and they find out the lump is solid and that means it could be cancer. He schedules a surgery the next day to perform a biopsy on the lump and tells her that the results won’t be back in for 24 hours.
During the wait, she starts writing a list of where everything is and the things Ken needs to know if it is cancer and she doesn’t beat it. This conversation is so real, you will feel their pain.
Finally, it is time for the results and you will have to tune in to find out what they are. But more importantly for a very powerful episode that deals with something so many families go through. Thinking you have cancer. Do you tell your family? How do you support your family member going through it? What are they thinking? How do you handle waiting for the diagnosis? And so much more. This is such a well done episode, I think everyone should watch it because it is something most of us will go through in some form of the way. It is preparation for the enviable that I hope none of us face, but most likely will.
Ken Jeong was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday and he made an entrance for the books! We know that can act, tell jokes and be a doctor, but did you know he can also dance. He is so smooth, someone should give him his own dancing show. You know what, since Dr Ken is on ABC and American Bandstand was on that network too, how about bringing it back and having him host it? I would watch.
Talking about Dr Ken, if you watch the show, then you know his real life daughter Zoe was on the comedy dating his TV son. On last week’s episode, the two broke up and that was her last episode. What happened? Jeong asked his offspring if she wanted off of the show and she said yes. So he sprang her, but don’t expect to see her acting again because he has blackballed her. As a father he was proud of her, but as a producer he is pissed. Can’t say I blame him because she was good.
Also talking about the sitcom, tomorrow’s episode at 8:30p is a special one. Eight year’s ago the actor’s wife beat breast cancer and on tomorrow’s show his TV wife discovers she has a lump in her breast. He co-wrote the episode, so expect it to be a very well-done emotional one. Expect some laughs, some tears and a whole lot of heart all while telling a very important story from his own personal life.
Jessica Alba and Ken Jeong were on The Late Late Show yesterday and the actress got the two men to try on her lipstick. First she put it on the CBS late night host, then she did it to Dr Ken. When she was done, she found some mistletoe and the men shared a sweet kiss.
And ladies and gentlemen that is what the holiday is all about.
Ken Jeong knows how to make entrance and he really made an entrance on today’s Live with Kelly.
It was so spectacular that he got a phone number from a woman in the audience that he danced with. But it was no ordinary dance, it was the type of moves they ban at high school dances. Which is why he got those lady’s digits.
While he has some really cool moves, thankful his hilarious sitcom is not on the move. Dr Ken is back on ABC this Friday at 8:30p and that is something to dance about.
Somewhere Stana Katic is doing a happy dance! Just weeks after she was fired from Castle, ABC cancelled the show!
My theory is ABC was paying attention to the online chatter about people despising the idea of the show going on without Beckett, and realized it wasn’t worth bringing it back. That and the pitch for next season must’ve been awful. I mean they just renewed the contracts of Nathan Fillion, Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever in the last few days, so they were seriously thinking of bringing it back. But at the last minute they said no to renewing one of their highest rated scripted shows. Something had to happen to make them change their minds so suddenly.
So I guess you can say the show is called Castle, but it can’t just go on with just Fillion. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Am I sad to see this show go? Not at all. The last few seasons have been horrible with this one being the worst by far. Thus, I am happy to say goodbye to this procedural this Monday night.
UPDATE: ABC also cancelled the very disappointing The Muppets. Synergy couldn’t save the comedy and I am happy it didn’t. It was just The Muppets without any heart. Without that they were destroying everything they were built on. So good riddance. That and how dare they break up Kermit and Miss Piggy.
UPDATE 2: TV Line is reporting that Castle filed an alternate ending in case it got cancelled.
UPDATE 3: The fat lady sang because Galavant was cancelled. I loved that show. Even though I knew it was going to get cancelled, it still breaks my heart it won’t be back.
UPDATE: ABC picked up Dr Ken for a second season. This show didn’t have the best pilot, but every episode since then has been really funny. They learned how to write for the full cast and they all deliver brilliantly.