It is the proverbial case of good news-bad news for midseason ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat. The quirky single-camera family comedy, inspired by Eddie Huang’s memoir, will launch as part of the network’s Wednesday comedy block on February 4, getting two airings behind tentpoles The Middle and Modern Family.
Then comes the bad news. Starting the following week, Fresh Off The Boat will move into its regular slot, Tuesday 8 PM, which just saw the demise of rookie comedy Selfie and its companion, fellow freshman Manhattan Love Story, earlier this fall. ABC has no other comedies on the bench, it is unclear yet what Fresh Off The Boat will be paired with.
Set in 1995, Fresh Off The Boat, written by Nahnatchka Khan, centers on 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) who moves with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando and finds it challenging to adapt. Khan executive produces with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar for 20th Century Fox Television.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
8:00 PM THE MIDDLE
8:30 PM FRESH OFF THE BOAT
9:00 PM MODERN FAMILY
9:31 PM FRESH OFF THE BOAT
10:00 PM NASHVILLE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
8:00-8:30 PM FRESH OFF THE BOAT (time slot premiere)