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AAPI Actors Making the Move from Sidekick to Star

posted by Randall

 

Darren Criss in Versace

Darren Criss will star in Versace: American Crime Story in January.

Views from the Edge

Asian Americans may be on the cusp of a Golden Age with an increased multifaceted presence on U.S. television.

One 10-episode miniseries will air in January and three sitcoms, three dramas and a dramedy starring Asian Americans are in … Read more

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Oct 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mindy Kaling To Produce Not One, But Two New Shows

Mindy Kaling To Produce Not One, But Two New Shows

posted by Tanvi Wattal

By watchwithkristin (Mindy Kaling) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Mindy Kaling’s show, The Mindy Project, is on its final season on Hulu. However, we have good news for her fans! Kaling will be seen across multiple platforms over the next two years.

Not only is she starring alongside Oprah and Reese Witherspoon … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Series Featuring AAPI Actors Off to Good Start

posted by Randall

Fresh Off the Boat

Several television series with Asian Americans in prominent roles either in front of the camera or behind the scenes are off the to a good start in the new fall season, according to information compiled by TV Series Finale.

ABC’sFresh Off the Boat is up nearly 20 percent after its first three episodes … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo by Charlie Nguyen (IMG_7708) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Asian American actors often find themselves stereotyped into the select few “Asian” roles that are offered in Hollywood. John Cho of American Pie fame, however, has set out to break through the stereotypes and make his mark in Hollywood.

Recently, Cho has … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

TV Show Preferences Differ Across Racial and Ethnic Lines

posted by Olivia Wolf
 America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent was the most popular show among Asian Americans in the first six months of 2017. Photo: NBC

On average, Asian Americans watch less than 15 hours of TV per week, the least of any racial group, reports USA Today.. In contrast, African Americans watch the most TV, hovering around 44 hours.… Read more

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Apr 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

Chloe Bennet, Ken Jeong & Randall Park talk Asian American Progress at Celebration of East West Players

posted by Randall


 
By Kanika Lal
 
It was an evening to celebrate, and to contemplate.
 
The nation’s first Asian American theater organization – East West Players – held their 51st Anniversary Visionary Awards and Silent Auction at the Hilton Universal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24.
 
The pioneers of Hollywood’s multicultural scene … Read more

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Apr 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Making of an Asian American Television Family

The Making of an Asian American Television Family

posted by Takuma Okada

Meet the Hahns
 
By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Another Asian American family comedy is in the works, but this show shouldn’t be mistaken for Fresh Off the Boat or even Doctor Ken.

In the upcoming show The Hahns, a hardworking gearhead dad and a mom that used to sing in heavy metal bands are raising … Read more

Blogs

Is the Tide Turning for Asian American Men?

posted by Randall
Selfie starrring John Cho & Karen Gillan

Scene from Selfie starring John Cho and Karen Gillan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From Josh Chan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to Henry on the shortlived Selfie, more Asian American actors are getting roles as leading men on American television.

But for every Josh Chan there’s Han Lee on Two Broke Girls or Raj … Read more

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Jan 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Broadway World: ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Making Filipino American History

posted by Randall
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Josh Chan (played by Vicente Rodriguez III, far right) introduces his Filipino/American family.

By Ed Diokno

The Thanksgiving episode airing this Monday (Nov 16) on  Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, a new musical-comedy on the CW Television Network will feature, for the first time (to my knowledge):

  • Dinaguan: Yes that tasty pork stew sometimes described as
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