On Dr. Ken, when Ken (Ken Jeong) learns that his teenage daughter Molly (Krista Marie Yu) drank beer at a party, he decides to teach her a lesson. As a doctor, he provides “medical proof” of what alcohol can do to the body and how it affects one’s judgement. The lesson backfires when Ken gets wasted. Meanwhile, Ken’s wife Allison (Suzy Nakamura) drives an hour to take their son Dave (Albert Tsai) to see an obscure, scholarly author with whom he’s obsessed.
Author Horst Beckenbauer is portrayed by Michael Rothharr. He’s appeared in several TV shows from Murphy Brown and NYPD Blue to Modern Family and Bones. But Rothharr is best known for his TV role as Judge Richard Prentiss on Family Law. Dr. Ken airs Fridays at 8:30pm on ABC.