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Teen destination Freeform and family friendly UP TV have licensed the cable rights to the family sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” from Twentieth Television. The series will join UP TV’s and Freeform’s lineup beginning later this year.
Heading into season five on ABC this fall, “Fresh Off the Boat,” set in the mid-1990s, follows hip-hop loving teen Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family as they adjust to their new lives in suburban Orlando. New schools, new friends, new neighbors, new traditions – yet still holding true to their family values and their continual pursuit of the American Dream.
Inspired by Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name, “Fresh Off the Boat” also stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang and Chelsey Crisp as Honey.
“Fresh Off the Boat continues to grow its audience on broadcast, and with the recent pickup of a fifth season, we are thrilled that the series is coming to UP,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP TV. “UP celebrates family life and with all the heart and humor included in Fresh Off the Boat, this contemporary, family story is a perfect fit.”
“Fresh Off the Boat has a unique comedic voice that will resonate with young adult audiences and fit well alongside Freeform’s original content,” noted Sarah Tomassi Lindman, SVP of Content Planning and Strategy, Freeform. “The Huang family’s authentic, humorous and meaningful way of navigating a new environment reflects our viewer’s experiences and are exactly the kind of stories we are proud to have on our network.”