tv's second asian american family

This week at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Margaret Cho talked to reporters about her upcoming "semi-scripted" comedy on VH1, The Cho Show: TCA: Margaret Cho brings television its second all-Asian series.

The show revolves around Cho's real-life parents (a frequent source of material for her stand-up) and her 3-foot-10-inch assistant Selene Luna. She describes it as "kind of a cross between Madonna's 'Truth or Dare,' 'Joy Luck Club' and 'Little People, Big World.' What the-!?

In truth, the series follows Cho and her family as they improv their way through scripted situations. During the first episode, Margaret tells her parents that a magazine has named her "Korean of the Year," and the show follows the family's trip to San Francisco, where she'll accept the award. More here: Margaret Cho says new 'Cho Show' promises tomfoolery.

I'm very intrigued about this show. Hopefully, it'll be so awesome, we'll all forget the suckiness of 1994's All-American Girl, Margaret's first attempt to bring the Asian American family to television. Those were dark years. The Cho Show premieres on August 21 on VH1.

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