BURBANK (CNS) – “Fresh Off the Boat” will end its six-season run with an hourlong episode Feb. 21, ABC has announced.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said. “The success of `Fresh Off the Boat’ has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry.
“(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. We’ll miss the Huang family and are eternally grateful for the incredibly heartfelt stories they have told these past six seasons.”
“Fresh Off the Boat” was inspired by food personality Eddie Huang’s memoir. It was broadcast television’s first comedy about an Asian-American family since “All-American Girl” in the 1994- 95 season.
Wu and Park portray the parents of hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang), who was 11 when the series premiered in 2015, and his two brothers (Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) in an Orlando suburb in the 1990s.