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ABC Cancels ‘Dr. Ken’, ‘The Catch’ After Two Seasons

Variety logo Variety 5/11/2017 Cynthia Littleton
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ABC has cancelled Ken Jeong’s Friday night comedy “Dr. Ken” and the Shondaland drama “The Catch” after two seasons.

“Dr. Ken,” from Sony Pictures TV and ABC Studios featured Jeong as a doctor with a challenged bedside manner who is married to a therapist. Dave Foley, Suzy Nakamura, Dana Lee, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, and Krista Marie Yu also starred. “Dr. Ken’s” exit comes as ABC has also given the ax to its Friday 8 p.m. companion Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing.” Jeong executive produced the series along with Mike Sikowitz, John Fox, John Davis, and Mary Fitzgerald. Mike O’Connell, Jim Brandon, and Brian Singleton are co-executive producers. The series was produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios

“The Catch” starred Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Sonya Walger, John Simm, Jay Hayden, Rose Rollins and Elvy Yost. The series followed the cat-and-mouse game between L.A.’s top private investigator, Alice Vaughan (Enos), and the man she loves, Benjamin Jones (Krause), the world’s most formidable con artist. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson served as executive producers. It was developed by Allan Heinberg, who also served as showrunner. The series was produced by ABC Studios.

Thus far, ABC has renewed comedies “Modern Family” (for two seasons), “American Housewife,” “The Goldbergs” (for two seasons), and “The Middle,” along with dramas “Once Upon a Time,” “Designated Survivor,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” “Scandal” had previously been renewed for Season 7, which will reportedly be the show’s last. In addition to “The Catch” “Dr. Ken,” and “Last Man Standing,” the network has canceled “American Crime,” “Imaginary Mary,” and “Secrets and Lies.” ABC had previously canceled freshman dramas “Time After Time,” “Notorious,” and “Conviction.”

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