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Eddie Huang's Fresh Off the Boat Series Picked up by ABC

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ABC has officially picked up a series based off of rabblerouser/chef Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat. According to Deadline Hollywood, ABC closed the deal with 20th Century Fox TV after "intense negotiations" (and Huang's non-stop tweets). Actor Hudson Yang will play a young "hip-hop loving" Eddie Huang in the show which will be a single-camera comedy about an immigrant family "pursuing the American Dream" in suburban Orlando in the 1990s. The series will also star actors Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen. As previously noted, Nahnatchka Khan (creator, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) will executive produce and write the show. This is a busy television year for Huang: His new MTV show Snack-Off is set to premiere on July 10, his Vice web series, also titled Fresh Off the Boat has been renewed for a third season, and he will host a news show on Pivot TV called Take Part Live starting tonight. There is no word yet on an air date for ABC's Fresh Off the Boat.

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