After a lengthy search, ABC comedy pilot Far East Orlando (aka Fresh Off The Boat) has cast its young lead. Hudson Yang will play Eddie Huang, a likable, well-meaning kid and a recent transplant from Washington, D.C., now living in homogenized, all-white Orlando, where his dad (Randall Park) is opening a restaurant. He’s clearly not happy about being uprooted in the middle of the school year and is trying his best to fit in, make friends and be accepted, but so far it’s not exactly working. The series, based on Eddie Huang’s memoir, is written/exec produced by Nahnatchka Khan and exec produced by Jake Kasdan. Yang is repped by Rachel Altman and Ellen Gilbert at Paradigm.
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Barry Rothbart (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is set as a male lead in Love Is Relative, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot from writer Dan Mazer, 20th TV, Tom Werner and Tom Lassally. It revolves around a wife (Leslie Bibb) and husband who begin to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother, Josh, moves in. Rothbart, repped by ICM Partners and 3 Arts, plays Josh, a handsome, by-the-book kind of guy who always has played by the rules and is heartbroken after discovering his wife has been unfaithful to him.
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