Sometime last May 2014, MTV picked up a coming-of-age comedy series from up-and-coming writers Andy St. Clair and Paul O’Toole. The network has confirmed that this series will star “Community’s” Ken Jeong and that the show will be entitled “Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.” Read further for more about this story.
“Ken Jeong Made Me Do It” centers on Andy, a young 20-something who learns his girlfriend has been cheating on him. He then has a strange and accidental encounter with Jeong, who becomes his life guru. Jeong will be teaching Andy about becoming a man, giving him orders and instructing him about life. The comedian will not be in character; he will star in the series as himself.
Andy St. Clair, who has appeared as an actor in “Arrested Development” and “Cougar Town,” wrote the script to “Ken Jeong Made Me Do It” together with Paul O’Toole. The working pair will also serve as executive producers of the series along with Marc Provissiero and Brett Carducci, who is Jeong’s manager.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour pilot for the series is already in the works. But Jeong’s obligation with “Community,” which has been picked up for a sixth season by Yahoo! Screen, is still in effect. He’s currently filming the movie sequel “Ride Along 2.”
There is no clear word on when this series will debut as the pilot episode is cast-contingent, which means that if the production isn’t able to find other actors that the network, MTV, approves of, then the series will not go forward.
Still, from the looks of it, “Ken Jeong Made Me Do It” is the closest fans will have to a “Community” spinoff, which they have, in fact, been wanting for a long time. Jeong’s character, Senor Chang, a solid favorite on “Community,” has pretty much perfected the art of giving people orders. Just look at the video compilation of Jeong as Senor Chang in the video below, and you’ll see what we mean.
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