ABC CANCELS SITCOM ‘FRESH OFF THE BOAT’ AFTER JUST FOUR EPISODES

The cast of ABC's 'Fresh Off The Boat'
The cast of ABC’s ‘Fresh Off The Boat’

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – ‘Fresh Off The Boat,’ the new prime-time television sitcom featuring an Asian American family, has just been cancelled by its home network,  ABC.

The news stunned millions of Asian Americans, many of whom have organized weekly viewing parties to show full support for this show which was based on a similarly-titled book authored by Eddie Huang.   It airs Tuesday nights.

In announcing that there will be no fifth episode this Tuesday night, ABC said that while the sitcom garnered solid viewing numbers for its first four episodes, the network had no other choice than to cancel the series because of mounting complaints that its title is racist and derogatory.

(Fresh off the boat, or FOB, is used to refer to boat people, those who came to America on boats to escape persecution or repressive conditions in their home countries.  The term had also evolved to mean newly-arrived foreign nationals trying to assimilate into mainstream American living.)

ABC is reportedly considering replacing ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ with another sitcom that also features an Asian American family. FOB’s actor Hudson Yang, who plays the role of the young Eddie Huang, has been tapped to star in the new TV series.

The title of the new sitcom?  ‘ABC!’ As in American-Born Chinese. Tuesdays nights. On ABC.

‘ABC!’ On ABC – brilliant, effortless marketing for both the show and the network.

3 thoughts on “ABC CANCELS SITCOM ‘FRESH OFF THE BOAT’ AFTER JUST FOUR EPISODES”

  1. Oh ye ethnic fools of evil root. The very title: Fresh off the Boat – was more than appropriate. The title drew me to view the show. Quickly, I became a solid fan.
    “Complaints that its title is racist and derogatory.” I can’t believe this. It is so untrue about this high quality show. If anything it was racist and derogatory against WHITE people. Who cares. The puns were great. It was a FUN show. I loved it.
    No matter it was a wonderful show. Bravo to the writers and actors, I am saddened. I was looking forward to the new season.

    Much Love, Patrick Moore of Layton Utah.

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  2. The show should have had the writers fired. Over acting, forced laughter,
    And not enough funny, warm lines. Too many stereotypical portrayals. II’m from Hong Kong and this show was just embarrassing.

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