ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat is the longest-running sitcom about an Asian-American family in broadcast television history. However, ABC announced that the series will come to end after 6 seasons.
Starring Randall Park and Constance Wu, the series was based on chef Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. The comedy focused on Eddie, a hip-hop-loving 11-year-old. In the ’90s, he, with his parents and two brothers, relocates to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke was grateful for her work with the cast and crew in a statement:
“We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape,” said Burke. “The success of Fresh Off the Boat has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. [Series creator] Nahnatchka Khan and her brilliant creative team have created an unforgettable series with an Asian-American family front and center, something that hadn’t been done in two decades. The cast, led by Randall Park and Constance Wu, is one of the finest and funniest on television. Moreover, we’ll miss the Huang family, and are eternally grateful for the incredibly heartfelt stories they have told these past six seasons.”
Recently, Constance Wu famously tweeted a four-letter-word in response to the series being picked up for a sixth season. However, the actress would then backtrack this tweet in a statement claiming she was disappointed that she had to give up another project.
In the future, Randall Park will reprise his MCU role of Jimmy Woo on the Disney+ series WandaVision. Additionally, Constance Wu appears in the critically acclaimed film Hustlers.
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Fresh off the Boat airs Fridays on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.
The series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, and Lucille Soon.
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