On the heels of Randall Park signing on for a guest stint on Ken Jeong’s freshman ABC comedy Dr. Ken, Jeong is returning the favor with a guest stint on Park’s sophomore ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat.
In an episode slated to air in May, Jeong will play Gene, the fraternal twin brother of Louis (Park) who arrives in town to personally invite Louis and Jessica (Constance Wu) to his wedding.
Jeong has given credit to Fresh Off The Boat for paving the way. “Fresh Off The Boat is groundbreaking, and quite frankly if it wasn’t for Fresh Off The Boat, Dr. Ken wouldn’t be on the air,” Jeong said in an interview. “That show’s success really enabled Dr. Ken to have a shot. I love those guys.”
On Dr. Ken, Park guest stars as Gary Chon, the seemingly straitlaced leader of the Korean Men’s Club that Ken reluctantly joins, in a bid to make friends. In another crossover between the shows, FOTB‘s Ian Chen recently appeared on Dr. Ken.