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Eddie Huang's 'Fresh Off the Boat' to Debut February 4 on ABC

The half-hour sitcom is based on Huang's memoir by the same name.

Young Eddie, played by Hudson Yang.
Young Eddie, played by Hudson Yang.
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Fresh Off the Boat, the scripted ABC sitcom based on NYC chef Eddie Huang's 2013 memoir of the same name, finally has a debut date: According to a press release issued this morning by the network, two of the half-hour episodes will air Wednesday, February 4 at 8:30 p.m. and 9:31 p.m. EST (sandwiching an episode of Modern Family). After that, the show will air regularly on Tuesday nights; it takes over the 8 p.m. slot vacated by the tragically short-lived show Selfie.

The show chronicles the Huang family's move from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, where his parents take over a cowboy-themed steakhouse. A tween version of Huang narrates his family's hijink-laced efforts to assimilate; one clip posted to ABC's website depicts young Eddie insisting to his mother that he needs "white people lunch" to fit in with the other kids at school.

Huang also recently served as host of a 17-episode MTV series called Snack-Off, a stoner-food competition in which contestants were urged to "elevate munchies into art."

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