After some fierce negotiations, ABC has finally closed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV and picked up the single-camera comedy Fresh Off the Boat. This is a big day for the Asian American entertainment world since the last AA family comedy to air on network prime-time TV was Margaret Cho‘s All American Girl, which aired 20 years ago and got cancelled after only 19 episodes.
Based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name, Fresh off the Boat is set in the 90s and follows the story of a 12-year-old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang), who has just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his immigrant parents.
While Eddie struggles to fit into his new school, his mother Jessica (Constance Wu) experiences culture shock in their white neighborhood, whereas his father Louis (Randall Park), who loves all things American, attempts to make his All-American Steakhouse a success for the sake of his family’s happiness.
In a nutshell, the comedy revolves around an immigrant family pursuing the American dream while still holding onto their Taiwanese roots and idea of family.
Fresh off the Boat is written by the showrunner of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced alongside Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television. Watch the trailer below!