Sunday, December 07, 2014

Fresh Off The Boat....

ABC will debut Fresh Off the Boat.
Looks like ABC is going to greenlight it's first Asian American sitcom since the cult classic All-American Girl featuring entertainer Margaret Cho.

The comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Forrest Wheeler and Hudson Yang that is loosely based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. It's going to placed on the Death Slot.

It's going to be similar to UPN (later CW) series Everybody Hates Chris.

The controversial Fresh Off the Boat was once titled Far East Orlando and it pissed off many people especially show creator Eddie Huang. They felt that the series was degrading to Asian Americans.

Huang is a famed hip-hop celebrity chef and writer. He based his sitcom from his days of growing up in Orlando after leaving Washington, DC. He lived with his Taiwanese family during his upbringing and learned culinary during his rise to fame. The sitcom follows Eddie through his school and his family's steakhouse.

His show will likely replace freshman sitcom Cristela featuring comedienne Cristela Alonzo.

Cristela based her sitcom off her comedy routine. Her show takes place in Dallas where she is a law firm intern who got her family pulling her in all directions. It's a comedy to feature a Hispanic family.
Eddie Huang in Detroit.
ABC also has Anthony Anderson's Black-ish. It features him, Tracey Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne as an upscale Black family trying to teach their children to the Black experience.

The show already seems like it's on death watch. TVbythenumbers is the website that determines the fate of sitcoms, dramas and action series on the networks. The bear will eat and some of the sitcoms I've watched for years are gone and here comes another batch of disasters to replace them.

ABC canceled Selfie, and Manhattan Love Story. CBS canceled The Millers in the middle of its second season. NBC canceled Marry Me and A to Z. Fox canceled Mulaney.

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