It’s the 90’s and hip hop loving Eddie is growing up in suburban Orlando, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who is often bewildered by white culture. With his father owning and operating an All-American Steakhouse chain, this loving family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) Taiwanese Americans try to live the American dream while still maintaining their cultural identity and sense of family.
ABC announced today that Fresh Off the Boat will end after its current sixth season. No back order is planned either, meaning the show's 14th and 15th episodes will act as its series finale as part of a one-hour special farewell.
The veteran Asian-American sitcom has had a successful run over the past five years. The show got its start as a mid-season replacement back in 2015, and after a strong performance it was quickly picked up for a second season that premiered just months later as part of the network's regular fall schedule. It has remained a reliable performer for the most-part, but ratings have slipped noticeably as of late.
The series finale of Fresh Off the Boat will air on Friday, February 21 with a special hour-long episode at 8:00pm.