by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
After months of waiting, ABC has finally announced the air date for the family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. The new Asian American comedy will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. after its Wednesday previews, according to ABC’s press release.
Fresh Off the Boat, which has already garnered positive reviews for its pilot, will be sampled twice on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 8:30 p.m. and 9:31 p.m., before and after Modern Family. The show will then officially premiere in its regular Tuesdays-at-8 time slot, which was vacated by Selfie.
Based on Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir of the same name, Fresh Off the Boat is set in 1995 and follows 11-year-old hip-hop-loving Eddie as he and his Taiwanese immigrant family struggle to adjust to their move from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. The sitcom stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen.
Once it airs, Fresh Off the Boat will be the first prime time show to feature an Asian American family since Margaret Cho’s All American Girl premiered in 1994.
Watch the trailer below: