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Fresh off the Boat spinoff moves forward with Bollywood actress and standup comic

FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Fajita Man" - Eddie is so desperate for a new video game named after his idol, Shaq, he goes to work at the restaurant. He expects special treatment since he's the boss's son, but is in for a surprise when Louis is determined to make him work hard for the money. Meanwhile, Jessica decides to look for a job of her own, on "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jordin Althaus)
Hudson Yang could potentially return in a spinoff of Fresh off the Boat

Two leads have been named to star in a potential spinoff of Fresh off the Boat. The new show now in development would center around an Indian American family whose daughter goes to school with Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang), reports Variety.

The show is tentatively titled Magic Motor Inn and would star Vir Das as father DC and Preity G. Zinta as the mother, Meena.

Both characters will be introduced in a Fresh off the Boat episode which is scheduled to be shot in mid-November. If successful, a formal pilot will be ordered.

According to Forbes, writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom will be writing the new series. She is currently under a deal with 20th Century Fox. She is currently a supervising producer of Fresh off the Boat after moving up from a writer position. She is Indian American.

Vir Das is a You Tube star and actor and has two Netflix specials. Variety named him one of the top ten comedians to watch in 2017. Zinta has starred in 37 Bollywood films.

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