The veteran comedy will finish its run in early 2020.
November 8, 2019
ABC announced today that Fresh Off the Boat will end after its current sixth season. No back order is planned either, meaning the show's 14th and 15th episodes will act as its series finale as part of a one-hour special farewell.
The veteran Asian-American sitcom has had a successful run over the past five years. The show got its start as a mid-season replacement back in 2015, and after a strong performance it was quickly picked up for a second season that premiered just months later as part of the network's regular fall schedule. It has remained a reliable performer for the most-part, but ratings have slipped noticeably as of late.
Loosely-based on the memoir of food personality Eddie Huang, Fresh Off the Boat follows a teenage Eddie after moving from D.C. to the Orlando suburbs with his family in the 90s. With no Chinatown like they were used to in Washington, the family quickly find out that things are now quite different than they are used to. Eddie's dad is chasing the American dream and opens a western food restaurant, while his mother struggles with the differences in culture between her old life and her new one.
The series finale of Fresh Off the Boat will air on Friday, February 21 with a special hour-long episode at 8:00pm.
I’m really gonna miss this how. I’ve loved watching the kids grow up.
just because the US doesn't have a lot of tv shows that are asian centric doesn't mean there aren't any shows. Look up China on the internet and I'm sure you'll find plenty of shows that are only Asian centric. Same goes for all the other people complaining about a lack of race representation.
I liked the show but agree it was getting a bit repetitive. Good luck to the cast finding new shows.
It obviously did okay for awhile, but something with it changed and people tuned out. That would include the asians who did watch it.
A lot of the shows I love to watch are cancelled. If you can get 5 seasons of a show and a proper ending, consider it a win.
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