|Actor Hudson Yang plays a mock version of celebrity chef Eddie Huang in the upcoming ABC sitcom Far East Orlando. The sitcom is based off the book Fresh Off The Boat.|
Since the days of actress/comedian Margaret Cho with her hit sitcom All-American Girl, the American Broadcasting Company decides to rehash another sitcom based off the life of an Asian American.
Celebrity hip-hop cook Eddie Huang's book Fresh Off The Boat is being spun into a 2014 sitcom.
Mediaite reports that ABC has called the show Far East Orlando.
The sitcom has pissed off Eddie Huang and many others in the Asian American community.
Huang born in Washington, DC but grew up in Orlando wrote Fresh Off The Boat to share his experiences growing up there.
|Eddie Huang, hip-hop chef.|
The show isn't being taped in the gun crazy state of Florida.
It's being written by people who have no clue about the life of Eddie Huang.
ABC so far has no comment about the title but could we be hopeful that they change the tittle?
Huang went to Twitter to express outrage over the sitcom.
ABC Titles Asian-American Sitcom Far East Orlando; No One's Happy About It http://t.co/9e5dfbrGMd via @mediaite
— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) March 13, 2014
Hudson Yang To ABC Comedy Pilot 'Far East Orlando' http://t.co/az0G94Xh2F @deadline TELL ABC YOU WANT IT TO BE CALLED FRESH OFF THE BOAT!
— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) March 12, 2014
@MrEddieHuang @ABCNetwork "Far East Orlando" is straight corny.
— Francis Lam (@Francis_Lam) March 12, 2014
C'mon @ABCNetwork, call it Fresh Off the Boat!!! Don't be ridiculous. Cc: @MrEddieHuang
— i2uthanne (@i2uthanne) March 12, 2014
Any thoughts to this sitcom?