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11.08.2019

'Fresh Off The Boat' to end after six seasons

The hour-long series finale is set to air on February 21.



It's official: Fresh Off The Boat will end this season. After six seasons, the ABC comedy -- the longest-running sitcom about an Asian American family in broadcast television history -- is coming to close next year.

Fresh Off the Boat Canceled After Six Seasons

The network reportedly informed Fresh Off The Boat's cast and crew this week that it would not be ordering further episodes, and the current season's 14th and 15th episodes would mark the end of the show's run.



Damn, these kids grew.

Based on the memoir of the same name by chef/provocateur Eddie Huang, Fresh Off the Boat followed the misadventures of Huangs, a Taiwanese American family who moves to the suburbs of Orlando in pursuit of some version of the American dream. The series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp and Ray Wise.

This news is a bit of a bummer, but not unexpected. Since its landmark debut in 2015, over several shifting time slots, the show's viewership has steadily declined. I'm pretty sure everyone involved with the show was prepared for this announcement. And six seasons is a hell of an achievement.

Personally, I've had fairly close seats as an observer of Fresh Off The Boat's TV journey. I'm going to miss this show, both as a watcher of television, someone who gives a shit about Asian American representation, and a member of the community that formed around this show. It's hard to deny the game-changing cultural impact of Fresh Off The Boat, not least for simply existing and proving it could be done.

The hour-long series finale of Fresh Off The Boat is set to air on February 21.

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