'Fresh off the Boat,' a funny sitcom about Asian-Americans

February 3, 2015 7:08 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity on TV takes a step forward with ABC's "Fresh off the Boat," which boosts Asians' scant presence in prime time with a sitcom about an Asian-American family pursuing the American dream while holding onto their own ethnicity.

— The title overstates the premise. Yes, Louis Huang and his family (wife Jessica and their three sons) have moved from Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown to Orlando, where Louis, "full of big plans," has opened a new restaurant. But the title suggests refugees paralyzed by culture shock. Most of the show...

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