Published: Sat, November 09, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

ABC cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat,' sets finale for February

ABC cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat,' sets finale for February

Calling it an "unforgettable series", ABC President Karey Burke noted that bringing an Asian-American family "front and center" was "something that hadn't been done in two decades".

The TV series, which follows the story of a Taiwanese American family in the '90s, is loosely based on a memoir by Eddie Huang called "Fresh Off the Boat".

Wu, who starred in "Crazy Rich Asians", apologized earlier this year for a Twitter outburst lamenting the show's renewal this season.

Variety confirmed today that Fresh Off the Boat will not be returning for a seventh season, making its upcoming sixth season its last one.

"I'm so proud of the show and what we've accomplished over the past six seasons", the show's Nahnatchka Khan said in a statement. Written by Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom, the episode that will introduce the family in FOTB has not been filmed yet.

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The sitcom will sign off with an hourlong series finale on February 21, ABC said Friday.

ABC and 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the show, declined to comment. While she later clarified the statement-apparently she was just upset that FOTB's renewal meant turning down another exciting project-many continued to point out the huge privilege she's had as a working actress.

While the original Fresh Off The Boat is saying 'Goodbye, ' a possible spin-off is now in the works. Its ensemble cast includes Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, and more. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told.

Of course, it may not have helped that most of the buzz surrounding Fresh Off the Boat Season 6 concerns not the exploits of the Huang family, but rather leading lady Constance Wu's reaction to the renewal news back when it first broke. "Like B.I.G. said, 'And if you don't know, now you know'". Navigating via their new life although opening a restaurant and elevating sons Eddie, Emery, and Evan, Louis (Park) and Jessica (Wu) attempt to embrace the American dream while working with wrestle, and the rift amongst diverging cultures.

"Fresh Off the Boat" has struggled in the ratings since moving to Friday nights this fall, averaging only a 0.5 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

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