ABC’s comedy series Fresh Off The Boat will receive its UK premiere on 5Star on Wednesday November 1st at 8pm with a double-bill, it has been announced.
Created by Nahnatchka Kahn, Fresh Off The Boat is set in 1995 and follows 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang, who has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. They quickly discover things are very different there. Orlando doesn’t even have a Chinatown — unless you count the Huang house. Eddie’s dad, Louis, has dragged the family to the ‘burbs to pursue his version of the American dream, opening Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse, a struggling western-themed restaurant.
Louis thinks that the best way to get customers in the door is to hire a white host to greet them and make them feel comfortable. Eddie’s mom, Jessica, has agreed to the move, but she finds Orlando a strange place — from the rollerblading stay-at-home moms, to the hospital-like grocery stores, to the fact that the humidity has ruined her hair. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Hudson Yang, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Forrest Wheeler, Chelsey Crisp and Ian Chen. Three seasons have already been produced, while the fourth is currently airing in the United States.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.