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Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

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Global Times: ABCs Treated as Foreigners in China

posted by Randall

China

Photo by Jerry Cal

To borrow a phrase from Kermit the Frog, if you’re an American Born Chinese (ABC) working in China, you may find out its not easy being green.
 
So say some Chinese American expats who in China are known as huayi (foreign citizens of Chinese origin).
 
Several talked to the … Read more

Asian Americans

Entertainment Exec who Green Lighted Fresh Off the Boat Out at ABC

posted by Randall

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the Boat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Entertainment Chief Paul Lee is out at ABC.

He will be replaced by Channing Dungey who had previously reported to Lee as head of drama at ABC.

Dungey is the first African American woman to run a broadcast network.

According to the New York Times, Lee is the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Broadway World: ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat to Celebrate Chinese New Year

posted by Susan Chang

Fresh Off The Boat
 
ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat will be encouraging its fans to get into the Chinese New Year spirit.
 
In the episode, “Year of the Rat”, the Huangs prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, D.C, but they wind up spending the holiday in Orlando due to a mix up with their plane … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Quantico: a good start with future potential

posted by Randall

Quantico

By Sid Sharma
@SidBSharma
The Cynical Desi

The Good: Diverse cast & fast paced story

The Bad: Slightly formulaic

The Ugly: Needs better special effects

Can Indians be cool and sexy on a mainstream American TV show?  If Quantico and Priyanka Chopra have anything to say on the matter, I believe the answer is a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

TV By the Numbers: Fresh Off the Boat Gets Boost from Muppets

posted by Randall

Fresh Off the BoatMiss Piggy was very good to the Huangs.

The series premiere of The Muppets kicked off a strong Tuesday night for ABC, reports TV by the Numbers.

Fresh Off the Boat in its season premiere matched it highest viewership on Tuesday in the coveted 18 – 49 age group with a 1.9 rating and 7 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

India West: ABC Family Casts TV’s Next Indian American Geek

posted by Aasim Ali

Ritesh RajanABC Family has cast Indian American actor Ritesh Rajan for the new show, Stitchers, according to India West.

Rajan will play Linus Ahluwalia, a nerdy biological engineer, who investigates mysteries in what ABC has called a “procedural drama.”

Rajan started his acting career as a fire solider in the 2010 film, The Last Read more

Asian Americans

Variety: Diversity Part of Smart With Heart Strategy at ABC

posted by Randall

Paul LeePerhaps the most vocal television executive for diversity in programming has been ABC Entertainment Group chief Paul Lee.

Lee staked his reputation on the line before the 2014-2015 televisions season when he declared diversity in stories, casts and programming would be a key to ABC’s future growth and success.

Lee was one of the first … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

India West: Indian American to Anchor National News Broadcast

posted by Randall

Reena NinanReena Ninan has been named the anchor of ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning, reports India West.

The Indian American takes over the helm of the network’s overnight and early morning news alongside co-anchor TJ Holmes.

Neenan has been reporting on all ABC platforms since she joined the network in 2012 … Read more

Asian Americans

Fresh Off The Boat? How About a Seat on the Bus?

posted by Randall

Big Hero 6 Blogger EventBy Grace Hwang Lynch

I’ve been in conversation with Disney/ABC PR since my post about the lack of outreach to Asian American parent bloggers for “Big Hero 6″. The following is the email I sent to Disney PR after learning that the latest “Big Hero 6″/”Fresh Off the Boat” blogger event also included an overwhelmingly Read more

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