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Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat

Photo Credit:  Kevin Foley / ABC
  • Premiered: 
    February 4, 2015
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the memoir (Fresh Off the Boat) by Eddie Huang 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Based on celebrity chef Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, FRESH OFF THE BOAT is a half-hour sitcom that centers on an immigrant Taiwanese family that tries to survive culture shock, while chasing the American dream in Orlando, Florida, in the 1990s. Twelve-year-old, hip-hop loving Eddie and his family just moved from Washington DC's Chinatown area to suburban Orlando, where they face culture shock. His immigrant mother, Jessica, had never before seen the inside of a traditional American supermarket, and she's overwhelmed by the spectacle at the supermarket. Eddie's heritage causes him problems at school when the popular kids banish him from their table after he opens his fragrant traditional Chinese lunch. But his immigrant dad, Louis, embraces his new culture by decorating his American steakhouse with an Old West theme -- complete with wagon-wheel tables -- to make his restaurant more appealing to typical Orlandonians. Meanwhile, his Grandma Huang is in her own world, cracking up while she watches the shopping networks with her new credit card in hand. Although she speaks no English, she is inexplicably tickled to death by Joan Rivers. Plus, Eddie must watch after his two younger brothers, while still trying to maintain whatever street cred he thinks he has. FRESH OFF THE BOAT premiered on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:30 and 9:30pm ET/PT on ABC, followed by its time slot premiere on Tuesday, February 10 at 8pm ET/PT. FRESH OFF THE BOAT returned for its second season on Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Family Business Trip," Jessica learns the art of relaxation and Eddie takes on the Death Roll when Louis is forced to bring his family on a business trip to Gator World. Meanwhile, Evan loses his last baby tooth but isn't ready to join the big kid club. Season 3 of FRESH OFF THE BOAT premiered on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Coming from America," Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene. Upon meeting Gene's beautiful fiance, Margaret (guest star Wei-Ning Hsu), and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market. Season 4 of FRESH OFF THE BOAT premiered on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC, with Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Michael Bolton appearing as themselves. In the season opener, "'B' as in Best Friends," still homeless, the Huangs move in with Honey and Marvin. Jessica's dreams come true when she gets a chance to compete on WHEEL OF FORTUNE during Best Friends Week with Honey. Eddie starts high school and is still on the outs with his pals but finds unexpected sympathy from Nicole. Michael Bolton offers to step in at the restaurant to give Louis more time with his family, but does he have an ulterior motive?
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:30pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "King in the North," the Season 4 finale of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, with these guest stars: Kristi Yamaguchi, Angela Kinsey as Amy Chestnut and Luna Blaise as Nicole. Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King's endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television


  • - Orlando, Florida USA