Exclusive: Actor crossover incoming at ABC
Dr. Ken‘s Albert Tsai and Fresh Off the Boat‘s Ian Chen are swapping shows this season: Albert’s set to reprise his role on the ABC comedy (he appeared in the first season twice), and Ian will make his debut on Dr. Ken as a neighbor Dave (Tsai) “hires” to replace him.
Though airdates have yet to be announced, Albert will appear in an episode titled “Phil’s Phaves,” and Ian will appear in “The Wedding Sitter.”
Albert memorably played Bert in the canceled-too-soon Trophy Wife before taking on guest roles in USA’s Benched and Fresh Off the Boat. He now plays the title character’s son in Dr. Ken, an ABC comedy starring Ken Jeong that recently scored a full season order.
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Ian first appeared in an uncredited role on Modern Family followed by a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy, and nabbed his first major role in the critically acclaimed Fresh Off the Boat as one of the three Huang sons.
The young actors each earned spots on EW’s list of the best child actors of 2015 — tune in for Fresh Off the Boat Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET and Dr. Ken Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET to see Albert and Ian in their main roles.