Created by Nahnatchka Khan, Fresh Off the Boat is an acclaimed American situational sitcom that airs on ABC. Loosely based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book Fresh off the Boat: a Memoir, the shows follows the story of a Taiwanese- American family. The show is immensely popular, especially amongst the immigrants of the United States. Also, it has been voluminously praised for highlighting the necessity of depicting of a diverse society.
After a successful and overwhelming run of two seasons, the third season was always going to happen. And much to the delight of Huang family lovers, ABC announced its renewal for a third season on March 3, 2016. The third season premieres this fall on October 11, 2016 in its prime time slot (09:00 pm). Considering the storyline is getting better, the writing always witty and on-point and performances has been good as ever, the renewal was a no-brainer.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a certified fresh approval rating as high as 91%, whereas on Metacritic too it has received a score of 75 out of 100. The ensemble cast won an award at the Young Artist awards this year in the ‘Outstand Young Ensemble Cast in a TV Series’ category. It’s not long until viewers can finally catch up with the Huang family’s American dream of opening a Western-themed restaurant. The first season of the show had 13 episodes, however, its widespread popularity made ABC push it for a total of 24 episodes for the second season.
The premiere of last season attracted 6.05 million viewers, while the finale was watched by 4.88 million viewers. The sitcom has consistently managed to garner and hold-off good ratings and viewers can’t wait for the hiatus to be over soon.