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! #FreshOffTheBoat https://t.co/2rYyO0rc87
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) May 11, 2018
— Fresh off the Boat (@FreshOffABC) May 11, 2018
— Forrest Wheeler (@wheeler_forrest) May 12, 2018
— #cameraroll (@lunablaise) May 11, 2018
— Dash Williams (@DashIRL) May 11, 2018
— Trevor Larcom (@TrevorLarcom) May 11, 2018
Happy Friday everyone!!! https://t.co/Jeu15SXeHX
— Evan (@evan_hannemann) May 11, 2018
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) May 11, 2018
Congrats to the “Fresh Off the Boat” Family!