Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Today, April 19, 2016


“Year of the Rat” – The Huangs are getting everything in order to celebrate Chinese New Year with their family in Washington, D.C. But a mix-up with their plane tickets forces them to spend the holiday in Orlando. Scrambling to find other Asians to celebrate with, they stumble upon the Asian-American Association of Orlando, which is hosting a less than authentic interpretation of a Chinese New Year celebration, on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” airing on TUESDAY, APRIL 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT). (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 2/2/16)

Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan and Chelsey Crisp as Honey.

Guest starring are Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Paul Scheer as Mitch, Jillian Armenante as Nancy, Ray Wise as Marvin, Stacey Scowley as Carol-Joan, Rachel Cannon as Deidre, Noel Gugliemi as Hector and Rob Huebel as Rick.

“Year of the Rat” was written by Sheng Wang and directed by Ken Whittingham.

“Fresh Off the Boat” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar are also executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound and carries a TV-PG parental guideline.


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