Following the six-episode back order to drama Quantico, ABC has given a Back 9 order to sophomore comedy Fresh Off The Boat, bringing its second season to a full-season 22 episodes. The family comedy’s cast got the news at the table read today.
Fresh Off The Boat has been a steady ratings performer this fall. Airing behind The Muppets, Fresh Off The Boat was eclipsed by the flashy newcomer during premiere week, but while The Muppets has steadily declined, Fresh Off The Boat has stayed the course, posting a tenth of an 18-49 rating uptick to 1.8 in Live+Same Day last week to build onto its Muppets lead-in for the first time. That was off only by a tenth from Fresh Off The Boat‘s premiere, while The Muppets was down 39%.
Like all series that debut in midseason, Fresh Off The Boat had a 13-episode Season 2 pickup, which requires a back order to complete the second season. The series, inspired by chef Eddie Huang’s memoir growing up in suburban Florida, stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Nahnatchka Khan is the writer/showrunner, executive producing with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.