Asian-American Wonder Years Fits On ABC

February 4, 2015 6:50 PM

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It's hard to believe that ABC kept Fresh Off The Boat until the midseason. Perhaps it wasn't ready for a fall premiere but it's easily one of the strongest new network comedies on ABC, or otherwise, and a sitcom they should have used to showcase of their new lineup, not tuck it away in the second wave of series premieres. FOTB would be the perfect piece for ABC's Wednesday night block with Black-ish and The Goldbergs (it does premiere on a Wednesday but will subsequently be moving to Tuesdays). Fresh Off The Boat would fit right in and even possibly upstage the network's other The Wonder Years-inspired sitcoms. It's fresh and familiar, warm and funny.

As you can probably tell from the synopsis, Fresh Off The Boat has a lot of different avenues from which to find comedy as the show deals with racial and/or ethnic divides across generations as well as how they fit into the 1990s American landscape. A joke can come from the culture clash, the genera...

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