ABC Orders A Full Season of Fresh Off the Boat

After a little drama and a lot of Azn Raeg, ABC finally gave the greenlight to Fresh Off The Boat, the sitcom based on Eddie Huang’s memoir. That’s right: it’s not going to be called Far East Orlando! WOOOOO.

Deadline describes the series thusly:

It’s the 90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu).  It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.  “Fresh Off the Boat” is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat.

“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.

We’d say “six seasons and a movie,” but look where that got Community. So…nine seasons, syndication rights, and a Bravo Watch What Happens Live! special. That’s not too much to ask.

Special shoutout to Eddie Huang’s mom for the following text upon hearing the news:


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