Posts tagged as fresh off the boat

ABC Orders Culture-Straddling Comedies 'Cristela' and 'Fresh off the Boat'

After canceling a ton of shows last week, ABC has added two new comedies to its lineup both centered on family and cultural identity, THR reports. The first series order goes to Cristela, a semi-autobiographical multi-cam show by and starring standup Cristela Alonzo as "an American Latina straddling cultures while not fully belonging to either." The second show to land a series order is Fresh off the Boat from Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan. Based on the Eddie Huang memoir of the same name, Fresh off the Boat follows a family of Taiwanese Americans as they "try to live [...]

'Don't Trust the B—-' Creator Nahnatchka Khan Sells a Comedy Pilot to ABC

Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan has sold her second pilot following Fox's Fatrick with Jim Rash and Nat Faxon. Based on the memoir by chef Eddie Huang, the 1990s-set Fresh Off The Boat focuses on "a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando. It centers on hip-hop-loving Eddie, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who is often bewildered by white culture. With his father owning and operating an All-American Steakhouse chain, this loving family of FOB ('fresh off the boat') Taiwanese Americans try to live the American dream while still maintaining their [...]

'Don't Trust the B' Creator Nahnatchka Khan Sells a New Show to ABC

Don't Trust the B creator Nahnatchka Khan just sold her second show in as many weeks. Deadline reports that ABC is developing a new show for the 2014-2015 TV season written and produced by Khan. Called Fresh Off the Boat, the project is based on restauranteur/TV personality Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name and follows a Chinese family who moves to Orlando (Huang's family, upon which the show is based, is Taiwanese). Like Huang, Khan is also a first-generation American. Jake Kasdan (New Girl, Bad Teacher) is also producing the show. This is Nahnatchka Khan's second  TV show sale of the season, following a project called Fatrick, produced by Jim [...]