‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Just Got Renewed For Season 5 and We Can’t Contain Ourselves
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Jessica Place" - Jessica is obsessed with the primetime soap "Melrose Place" and is beside herself when the season comes to an end. So to fulfill her need for drama, Jessica and Honey do some snooping and discover a juicy secret about Deidre. Meanwhile, Louis and Eddie help Emery find a way to channel negative emotions, on ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," airing on TUESDAY, APRIL 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT). (ABC/Eric McCandless)
FORREST WHEELER, HUDSON YANG, RANDALL PARK
In early April, Randall Park released a Facebook video making a desperate plea to fans to save “Fresh Off The Boat” from being cancelled by ABC. Park, who plays Louis Huang, the father of Eddie Huang on the show, included a survey conducted by USA Today, which listed 30 TV shows, including “Fresh Off the Boat,” that were in danger of being cancelled.
Although the show was a big hit when it was released in 2015, ratings have significantly dropped recently, losing roughly 13% of it’s audience from the 18 – 49 demographic in the latest season.
Fans everywhere rallied on social media urging others to caste their votes in USA Today’s poll and tweet at ABC at @ABCNetwork with the hashtag #SaveFOTB.
Today, ABC decided to renew “Fresh Off The Boat” for a 5th season, leaving many fans delighted. Cast members went on social media to celebrate.
Congrats everyone at @FreshOffABC on our show being renewed for Season 5! I am so grateful to be part of this talented cast. So grateful that I get to work with our warm, wonderful crew (most of whom have been with us since Season 1). See ya’ll in fall! #FreshOffTheBoathttps://t.co/2rYyO0rc87