Even before Fresh Off the Boat hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren’t. It was set to be the first network TV comedy with an all-Asian cast since Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl premiered 20 years earlier. ABC canceled that series after one season, and some wondered how long this show would last too. Now, after six seasons, Fresh Off the Boat will make its final voyage Friday.
The series will wrap production after 15 episodes, with a finale set for early 2020.
Bob’s Burgers writer Kelvin Yu called the ABC reboot “reductive” and “belittling” for its jab about the starring black and Asian families on the network’s other sitcoms.
ABC is extending its episode orders for six of its comedies. The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Speechless and Black-ish have all been given marching orders for additional episodes.
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The Middle, The Goldbergs, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat have each received an order for two additional episodes, bringing each of them to 24 for this season.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Food personality Eddie Huang said Wednesday that ABC is being “smart and strategic” in how it is adapting his memoir “Fresh Off the Boat” for a television sitcom, but the process has been anything but smooth. The series, which debuts Feb. 4, tells the story of a teenage boy from a […]