ABC Moves Forward on ‘Muppets,’ ‘Dr Ken,’ and ‘Real O’Neals’

ABC Greenlights Three Comedies Including The Muppets
‘The Muppets’ stars Kermit the Frog and Gonzo

ABC has given series orders to three comedies: The Muppets, Dr. Ken, and The Real O’Neals. The Muppets has The Big Bang Theory‘s Bill Prady and Anger Management‘s Bob Kushell as writers and executive producers. Dr. Ken is the brainchild of Ken Jeong (The Hangover movies), Jared Stern, and Mike O’Connell. And The Real O’Neals is executive produced by David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage, with Windsor and Johnson also writing the series.

The Muppets Plot:
The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.

The Real O'Neals Cast Phot
Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi in ‘The Real O’Neals’ (Photo: ABC / Kevin Foley)

The Real O’Neals Plot:
A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.

The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

Dr Ken Cast Photo
Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly in ‘Dr. Ken’ (Photo: ABC / Michael Desmond)

Dr. Ken Plot:
Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.

Dr. Ken stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly.


-By Rebecca Murray

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