Fresh off the Boat — ABC’s groundbreaking sitcom starring an Asian-American family — will end its run on ABC after six seasons.
All good things must come to an end.
Variety confirmed today that Fresh Off the Boat will not be returning for a seventh season, making its upcoming sixth season its last one.
Fresh Off the Boat will end with an hour-long series finale set to air on Feb. 21. That final hour-long episode will mean that the show — which debuted in 2015 — will end with over 100 episodes.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape,” said Karey Burke, president of 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.”
Fresh Off the Boat, which is based on chef Eddie Huang’s hilarious memoir of the same name, centers on hip-hop loving, Asian-American teenager Eddie and his family. The show starts with their move from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to the suburbs of Orlando, and follows the family as they make the transition in locale and lifestyle.
Fresh Off the Boat stars Always be my Maybe’s Randall Park as Eddie’s father, Louis, and Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers star Constance Wu as his mother, Jessica. Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen play Eddie’s brothers, and Lucille Soong stars as his grandmother.
“I’m so proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished over the past six seasons,” said executive producer and creator Nahnatchka 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.’”