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.
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