Friday, November 8, 2019

ABC's 'Fresh Off the Boat' to End After Six Seasons

ABC has confirmed today that the original comedy series Fresh Off the Boat will be ending with its current sixth season. The comedy will finish its run with an hourlong series finale on Friday, February 21.

The comedy stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp and Ray Wise.

Nahnatchka Khan created the comedy, who served as showrunner for the first five seasons before signing a new overall deal with Universal Television. Keith Heisler and Matt Kuhn are the showrunners for the sixth and final season, with Khan serving as a consulting producer. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television produces.

"We couldn't be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape," said Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment. "The success of Fresh Off the Boat has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. Nahnatchka Khan and her brilliant creative team have created an unforgettable series with an Asian-American family front and center, something that hadn't been done in two decades. The cast, led by Randall Park and Constance Wu, is one of the finest and funniest on television. We'll miss the Huang family and are eternally grateful for the incredibly heartfelt stories they have told these past six seasons."

"I'm so proud of the show and what we've accomplished over the past six seasons," added Khan. "Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told. Like B.I.G. said, 'And if you don't know, now you know.'"