‘The Muppets,’ ‘Dr. Ken,’ ‘Real O’Neals’ Comedies Ordered to Series by ABC

Network orders series from “Hangover” alum, new incarnation of beloved puppets

ABC has ordered three comedy pilots to series, inviting Ken Jeong, Martha Plimpton and The Muppets back to primetime this fall.

“The Muppets,” from ABC Studios and co-writers and co-executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, will be a fresh take that hopes to “explore the Muppets” personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires.”

“Dr. Ken” sees “The Hangover” franchise funny man Jeong as a brilliant doctor with no bedside manner at work or at home. Additional cast includes Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai and Krista Marie Yu.

A joint venture between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures television, “Dr. Ken,” was written by Jared Stern, Jeong and Mike O’Connell. Executive Producers are Stern, Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz with O’Connell as co-executive producer.

“The Real O’Neals” is billed as “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.”

Cast includes Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mathew Shively, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden.

“The Real O’Neals” was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage. “The Real O’Neals” is produced by ABC Studios.