Haters Gonna Hate: An Interview with Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu

Constance Wu is living the dream of every up and coming actor—landing the lead on a hit sitcom on a major network with a rapt audience. But Wu's role as Jessica Huang, Taiwanese mom of three boys on Fresh Off the Boat, is more than just a sweet gig—it's historical, as FOTB is only the second Asian American-centric… »2/20/15 11:10am2/20/15 11:10am


Fresh Off the Boat Sex Talk Covers Every Base, Including Date Rape

This week, Fresh Off the Boat, ABC's groundbreaking Asian American family sitcom, tackled The Sex Talk between father and son. There was also H-Town's "Knockin' da Boots," chatter about black spring break in the '90s and—thanks to Constance Wu's character Jessica's obsession with the nightly news—a brief… »2/19/15 12:45pm2/19/15 12:45pm

Rap and Lunchables: Fresh Off the Boat Does Asian American Kids Right

I felt an inexplicable feeling of blatant AzNxPrYdE the first time I saw the ad for Fresh Off the Boat in the Nassau Ave train station. It's like when Australian dudes literally shart after their country wins an international cricket match. It felt like a win for "us." It made me feel proud. I really wasn't sure how… »2/05/15 11:10am2/05/15 11:10am

Eddie Huang Details the Vexing Process of Making Fresh Off the Boat

Many of us will find ourselves watching ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, a new series about an Asian American family's experience in the good U.S.A., based on a memoir by Chef Eddie Huang. The question is: Will they get it right? In a piece for New York Magazine published today, "Bamboo Ceiling TV," Huang writes about his… »1/13/15 6:40pm1/13/15 6:40pm

ABC Adds More Diversity With Asian-American and Latina Comedies

ABC has picked up two new comedy shows for its 2014-15 lineup, the Asian American Fresh Off The Boat and the Latina-led Cristela. Both shows take a stab at depicting the American dream from two first generation writers of immigrant parents, Cristela Alonzo from Mexico and Nahnatchka Khan, from Iran. Go diversity! »5/13/14 5:00pm5/13/14 5:00pm

We're getting an Asian American TV sitcom next fall!

We're getting an Asian American TV sitcom next fall! ABC has picked up Fresh Off the Boat, based on Eddie Huang's excellent memoir about being part of a Chinese immigrant family trying to make it in 1990s Orlando. More details at Angry Asian Man, who mentions that this is the first sitcom in 20 years to star an Asian… »5/12/14 7:15pm5/12/14 7:15pm