Fresh Off the Boat season 6: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about the Asian-American sitcom

Constance Wu may not have been happy about the renewal news but fans are delighted to check out what's next for the Huangs'. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season


                            Fresh Off the Boat season 6:  Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about the Asian-American sitcom

'Fresh Off the Boat,' has been renewed by ABC for the sixth season and though the news may not have pleased everyone (looking at you Constance Wu), fans are rejoicing to know what's in store for Eddie Huang and his family as season 5 ended with a happy note.

Adapted from real-life Eddie Huang's autobiography of the same name, 'Fresh Off the Boat,' became the first network sitcom about an Asian-American family to air in 20 years,  since Margaret Cho's 'All-American Girl', which aired for one season in 1994.

The ratings for season 5 averaged a 0.61 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.03 million viewers, which wasn't that great a news since it means the viewership went down by 40% and 21%, respectively. However, news of season 6 was met positively by fans. Here is everything you need to know about season 6 of 'Fresh Off the Boat.'

Fresh Off the Boat is renewed for season 6 (ABC)

Release date

ABC renewed Fresh Off the Boat for Season 6 on May 10 and will likely hit our screens in October, as the last three seasons.

Plot

The new neighbors have a baby on their way and daddy Huang is now a proud sole owner of the restaurant. Jessica Huang is also now a full-fledged US citizen completing her thriller novel. Three kids and granny are also in a happy zone so the sixth season may take us on a happy-high. The seasons, however, has been less and less of the protagonist, Eddie, but yet so much remains to be explored. We will update the plot when there's more information but for now, read on and catch with the latest news on Fresh Off the Boat season 6.

Cast

Starring Constance Wu and Randall Park, the family comedy follows the 1990s adventures of a Taiwanese family living in Orlando.

 The 'Crazy Rich Asians' star, Wu, will reprise her role playing the protective mom, Jessica Huang. Wu got her first big break in Hollywood in 2015 with this series but she did not seem too keen to return when her reaction to the show's renewal upset and baffled all fans. But she's come clear after the controversy and will take on the role for yet another season as she continues with her tough love.  She has been nominated for two TCA Awards and four Critics' Choice Television Awards for 'Fresh Off the Boat' and was nominated for the Golden Globes for her role as Rachel Chu in 'Crazy Rich Asians.'

Constance Wu initially wasn't thrilled to hear about the show being picked up for another season. (Source: Getty Images)

Randall Park portrays, Louis Huang, Jessica's husband who is obsessed with all things American and owns a Western steakhouse restaurant. Park is best known for portraying Kim Jong-un in the 2014 film 'The Interview.' However, for his role in the 'Fresh Off the Boat,' he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016. He shot to fame in 2012, when he gained popularity playing Steve, a prank replacement of Jim Halpert in an episode of 'The Office.' Ever since, he has starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie including Ant-Man and the Wasp as FBI agent Jimmy Woo and in the DC Extended Universe film Aquaman as Dr. Stephen Shin.

Randall Park attends The Paley Center Presents An Evening With "Fresh Off The Boat" at The Paley Center for Media on December 10, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hudson Yang plays the protagonist, Eddie Huang, an 11-year-old hip-hop loving Chinese immigrant from D.C.'s Chinatown who is so obsessed with the African American culture, that he'll often deny his own. Besides 'Fresh Off the Boat,' the child actor has also appeared on 'The View' and portrayed Henry in the mystery drama film 'The Sisterhood of Night.'

Hudson Yang attends The Paley Center Presents An Evening With "Fresh Off The Boat" at The Paley Center for Media on December 10, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Other cast members include Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chesley Crisp, and Ray Wise.

Director/Writer

The real Eddie Huang is the creator of the show. 'Fresh Off the Boat' caught the attention of TV networks upon release of the 'Fresh Off the Boat' autobiography in 2013 and on May 13, 2014, ABC ordered the first season of the show where Huang served as the creator and a producer. In season one, Eddie Huang narrates the show but soon after he departed from the network, keeping his engagement with ABC to the minimum because of "creative difference" and the show's narration was stopped. 

Eddie Huang speaks onstage at the Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance at National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Besides being an author and a producer, Huang is a chef, restaurateur, and an attorney. He co-owns BaoHaus, a Gua-Bao restaurant in the East Village of Lower Manhattan. He previously hosted Huang's World for Viceland. 

News

On May 10 ABC renewed the show and Constance Wu immediately reacted to the news with a lot of heat.

The 'Crazy Rich Asians' actress took to social media to vent how upset she was when the network did not cancel 'Fresh Off the Boat.' The actress wrote; "so upset now that I’m literally crying." When one user later congratulated her on the “great news” (i.e. Fresh Off the Boat‘s renewal), she responded, "No it’s not." She also wrote “dislike” under a post announcing the renewal news on Fresh Off the Boat‘s official Instagram page.

Wu later apologized for the comments and called it ill-times.

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Where to watch

The show airs on Tuesdays at 8:30|7:30c on ABC so when the show is back for its sixth season, it may run in the same slot.

Season 5 recap

Dad Louis finally becomes a full-time restaurant owner, turning the once struggling steakhouse, Cattleman’s Ranch, into a successful family restaurant. As a full owner of the restaurant, he focuses on not only growing his business but also trying to spend more time with his family.  Mom Jessica becomes a full US citizen and releases her mystery/thriller novel. 

As for Eddie, he finds his independence and looks forward to getting his own car. Eddie begins to think more about his own future and considers going on a two-week Chinese-American cultural exchange program – dubbed “The Love Boat” – to Taiwan as part of his independent journey. Middle child Emery continues to do well at everything he attempts, be it school, sports or girls.

Youngest Evan is still Mommy’s perfect child and grandma has much more independence with her motorized wheelchair and her new garage apartment. Neighbors Honey and Marvin are getting ready to start a family of their own with their baby on the way.

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