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.
HBO recently announced that Will Yun Lee has been casted for a major recurring role on the final season of the supernatural drama, True Blood.
Kollaboration Atlanta Alum Bernard Park was recently named the winner of the third season of Korea’s K-Pop Star, a survival style singing reality show that has found immense popularity both in Korea and internationally.
Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling will host a new show on CNN exploring and profiling unusual subcultures in the States. According to Capital, Ling’s show will be one of the featured series on CNN’s summer lineup, alongside Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man.” Continue reading “Lisa Ling Explores America on CNN Primetime”
Immigration reform has been in the spotlight for years and the issue continues to extend while hundreds of thousands of immigrants await their fate. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will be releasing a documentary called “Documented” to broadcast on national television through CNN on June 29. A long time advocate for immigration reform, Vargas came out about his undocumented status in 2011 in the New York Times Magazine. “Documented” was in the works two months before his “coming out” essay was published in the Times. Both written and directed by Vargas, “Documented” highlights his experience as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.
Our favorite Korean-American hottie and actress, Jamie Chung, is doing big things! Jamie plays Channing on NBC’s newest sci-fi series, “Believe”–the love child of an incredible group of directors and producers that includes J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek” and “Lost”), Bryan Burk (“Lost” and “Fringe”) and Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity.”) “Believe” is about a young girl, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), who is equipped with special powers like telekinesis and predicting the future, as well as a small group named the True Believers who must shield her from those who try to exploit her powers.
Known as Harold from “Harold and Kumar” and the newest Hikaru Sulu in the “Star Trek” reboots by J.J. Abrams, Korean-American John Cho was recently cast as the second-lead in a new ABC comedy.
“Selfie,” will loosely follow the musical My Fair Lady as the show’s story centers around social-media addict Eliza Dooley (“Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillian) and her downfall after her split with her boyfriend goes viral. Now she gets “likes” and followers for all the wrong reasons and needs help rebranding her image.