“Fresh Off the Boat” will end its six-season run Friday evening with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. on ABC.
In the final episode, “Commencement,” Jessica (Constance Wu) grapples with her vision of the future as the boys (Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen) are each realizing what their own goals are. It is directed by series star Randall Park.
“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 in November when the network announced the series would be ending its run. “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 ABC’s “All-American Girl” in the 1994-95 season.
Wu and Park portray the parents of hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang (Yang), who was 11 when the series premiered in 2015, and his two brothers (Wheeler, Chen) in an Orlando suburb in the 1990s.
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