ABC Cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat'
The show will conclude with an hour-long special in February
Published Nov 08, 2019ABC's hit sitcom Fresh Off the Boat is coming to an end after six seasons on the air.
The network confirmed plans to cancel the show, announcing that they'll tie it all up with an hour-long special on February 21.
"I'm so proud of the show and what we've accomplished over the past six seasons," the show's Nahnatchka Khan said in a statement. "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.'"
ABC's Karey Burje added, "We couldn't be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape. 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."
There's a chance that Constance Wu will be secretly excited about the news. When the show was renewed for another season, she tweeted, "So upset right now that I'm literally crying. Ugh. Fuck." Followed by a "Fucking hell."
Wu later deleted the tweets and added, "I love FOTB. I was temporarily upset yesterday not bc I hate the show but bc its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB."
In addition to Wu, Fresh Off the Boat starred Randall Park, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp and Ray Wise.