While in Los Angeles last month, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the cast of ABC's “Dr. Ken” and go behind-the-scenes of the show for a set tour. Do you watch “Dr. Ken” on ABC? Well, you probably should start if you don’t. He’s hilarious and the show is, too.
I always love going behind the scenes and seeing the inner workings of a show. Often what you see on screen is not what you see on set, and vice versa. The angles, the size. TV and movie magic is hard at work making a tiny set look much larger on screen than what it actually is. All of those spaces you see in a home or office are usually crammed into a warehouse. Sometimes those spaces don't even exist simultaneously.
Meeting some of the cast is always fun, too! I love seeing people I've watched in various shows throughout the years in new shows that I sometimes started watching because of those old shows!
Jonathan Slavin is one of those. I liked him in “My Name is Earl.” That show always cracked me up. I also love that I get to see him in “Speechless” sometimes!
Dude and Dave Foley. It's like my high school days followed me to Los Angeles. Who didn't watch “Kids in the Hall?” I don't know why I didn't take a picture of my crushing his head. Crush, crush. Maybe because I'm an adult and a professional. Somedays. Dang, I should have done it. Regreting missing my shot. Dave is also the voice of some great animated characters in some fun movies like Monsters University and A Bug's Life.
If you remember shows like “The Closer” and “The West Wing” you may remember Suzy Nakamura. And Trisha Campbell Martin has been in lots of things, too, but one of my favorites will always be Little Shop of Horrors.
— Jana Seitzer (@merlotmommy) November 15, 2016
Getting to chat with the cast is always, great. It's insightful to hear what they have to say about working on a show and spending so much time with one another. While we were chatting with them, it was clear there is a lot of shenanigans and joking on the set. Yet the show, while a comedy, touches on some hard-hitting subjects in a light way, making them approachable.
Tonight's episode: “D.K.’s New Girlfriend” – When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 (8:31-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
“Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave, Krista Marie Yu as Molly, Dana Lee as D.K. and Dave Foley as Pat.
Guest cast: Cheryl Bricker as Linda, Gillian Vigman as Megan, Veronica Mannion as technician.
Here are some clips from this hilarious TV comedy:
Watch “Dr. Ken” on ABC Fridays 8:30|7:30c