Get Ready for the Season Finale of ‘Dr. Ken’

The hit ABC sitcom starring Ken Jeong and loosely based on his career as a doctor before he became an entertainer finishes its season this Friday. Not only has the show been a showcase for Jeong to play a more grounded, family man character, but it’s given great opportunities for Asian American actors, from his […]

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Nahnatchka Khan on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’s’ Chinese New Year Episode, and What’s Coming Up Next for the Sitcom

On Tuesday, February 4, “Fresh Off the Boat” had an episode devoted to Chinese New Year, a first for network television. The Huang family, who usually celebrate with their Washington, D.C., relatives in Chinatown, are stranded in Orlando, and they must find other ways of celebrating the holiday. Unfortunately, no one in their neighborhood even knows […]

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Celebrates Halloween!

In this week’s episode, “Miracle on Dead Street,” the Huang family—despite protests from mother Jessica Huang (Constance Wu)—decides to celebrate Halloween in style. “Fresh Off the Boat,” loosely based on the memoir by chef Eddie Huang, takes place in the 1990s as his family moves to a mostly-Caucasian neighborhood in Orlando. In its first season, […]

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is Back!

Tuesday, September 23 marked the return of “Fresh Off the Boat, the Taiwanese American family sitcom that not only marked the first Asian American sitcom on network television in 20 years, but also became the first Asian American network sitcom to get a second season. Loosely based on Eddie Huang‘s memoir of the same name, […]

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The Kids of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Hudson Yang (11), Forrest Wheeler (10), and Ian Chen (8) play Eddie, Emery, and Evan on the ABC family sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat.” The show premiered last Wednesday, but this week marked their first airing on their regular time slot, Tuesdays at 8|7 c. The boys are based on Eddie Huang, who wrote the […]

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Constance Wu on Passionate Mothers and How She Learned to Be Funny

In “Fresh Off the Boat,” which premieres with two episodes this Wednesday, Constance Wu plays the strict but loving matriarch Jessica Huang. Her husband Louis (Randall Park) has moved their entire family from Washington D.C.’s Chinatown to the all-white neighborhood of Orlando, Florida, and she’s not only worried about money, but she’s juggling three kids […]

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’s’ Randall Park on Representing the Asian American Community

By Jean Ho Driving down Santa Monica Boulevard last week, my jaw dropped open when I cruised past an enormous billboard hanging over the entrance to the 101 freeway, advertising ABC’s new sitcom, “Fresh Off the Boat,” which stars actor Randall Park as the head of a Taiwanese American family. Park’s likeness had been reproduced as […]

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20 Notable Asian American Entertainers of 2014

By Dino-Ray Ramos From Emmy award-winning directors to iconic actors to unconventional game show champions, 2014 was a good year for Asian Americans in entertainment. Each year, the APA community take strides in getting into the spotlight for great work. Over the years, we’ve seen trailblazers like Pat Morita and Margaret Cho kick down doors […]

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