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TOP FIVE REASONS TO WATCH ABC’S NEW COMEDY, “FRESH OFF THE BOAT”

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Fresh Off the BoatOn Wednesday, February 4, the ABC Television Network will broadcast a two-episode premiere of a new situation comedy called “FRESH OFF THE BOAT.”  FRESH OFF THE BOAT, inspired by chef/restaurateur Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir of the same name, tells the story of hip-hop loving sixth grader Eddie and his immigrant family’s adventures moving into a mostly white neighborhood in Orlando, Florida in 1995.FRESH OFF THE BOAT stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides the voice-over narration.

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition and its member organizations  have been advocating for greater diversity in network television for over 15 years. “Not since Margaret Cho’s ‘All-American Girl’ in 1995, has the public been able to see an Asian

American family at the center of a network TV show,” noted Coalition Co-Chair Daniel M. Mayeda. “FRESH OFF THE BOAT promises to be a fresh take on the universal story of a family trying to make it in a new environment.  We urge you to watch this terrific new comedy.”

Here are the Top Five Reasons to Watch FRESH OFF THE BOAT:

1.  It’s the first sitcom featuring an Asian American family in 20 years!

2.  So you can stop associating Randall Park with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (“The Interview”) and instead associate him with the hilarious Louis Huang.

3.  Find out whether Jessica Huang (Constance Wu) was the original “Tiger Mom.”

4.  So you can check out Eddie Huang’s (Hudson Yang) collection of T-shirts of 1990s hip-hop stars.

5.  Find out what Eddie considers “White people lunch.”

FRESH OFF THE BOAT’s special two-episode premiere is on Wednesday, February 4 at 8:30 pm/7:30 pm (Central Time) and 9:30 pm/8:30 pm (Central Time.)

FRESH OFF THE BOAT’s regular time slot is every Tuesday on ABC at 8 pm/7 pm (Central Time), starting February 10.

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  1. RE: Top 5 reasons to watch Fresh Off the Boat: Once again this shows the power of hip. it seems that every body and everything is using hip hop to further their message. Hip Hop is here to stay. I think we will give this show a try.

    If you like hip hop music

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