ABC has announced that this season will mark the end of six-year old sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat.” The series will conclude with a one-hour edition on Friday, Feb. 21.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape. The success of “Fresh Off the Boat” has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. 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,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “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.”
Loosely based on Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same title, the show follows a family of Taiwanese immigrants who move to Orlando, Florida, in the 1990s to open a restaurant and raise their three sons.
News of “Fresh Off the Boat” ending comes less than one year after series star Constance Wu made headlines when she lambasted the show’s renewal on Twitter.