ABC cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat,' sets finale for February
09 November, 2019, 16:54
ABC announced Friday that after six seasons on the air, the sitcom will abruptly come to an end, thus scrapping all plans for future production. The network reportedly notified the cast this week that the series won't be extended beyond its 15-episode order, with episodes 14 and 15 serving as the series finale. Wu later clarified that she wasn't upset because Fresh Off the Boat was renewed, but because the renewal meant giving up another project that she really wanted to do. But this way, ABC avoids controversy by allowing a show that's been incredibly important for Asian representation the opportunity to conclude on its own terms.
Constance Wu's TV show Fresh Off the Boat has been cancelled following six seasons on the air after she publicly panned its renewal.
Reflecting upon the show's success, President Of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke told Variety: 'We couldn't be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape'. "Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us". Nahnatchka Khan and her good modern crew have designed an unforgettable collection with an Asian-American relations entrance and centre, a bit of one thing that hadn't been completed in two a very long time. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told.
FILE - In this August 5, 2016 file photo, Randall Park, from left, Constance Wu, Ken Jeong and Ann Hsu pose for photographers during a media event announcing their comedy series "Fresh off the Boat" in Taipei, Taiwan. Navigating via their new life although opening a restaurant and elevating sons Eddie, Emery, and Evan, Louis (Park) and Jessica (Wu) attempt to embrace the American dream while working with wrestle, and the rift amongst diverging cultures.
The sitcom will sign off with an hourlong series finale on February 21, ABC said Friday.