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[03/25/14 - 10:35 PM]
2014 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/12/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 12
Updates include: Rose McIver to lead "iZOMBIE" at The CW; Scott Cohen joins "Coercion" at NBC; and Morgan Taylor Campbell to round out the cast of ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[02/07/14 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 7
Updates include: Rob Riggle joins Rob Lowe in NBC's "The Pro"; Eloise Mumford is the first to board "Warriors" at ABC; and CBS adds one more pilot to its comedy roster.

[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.

[08/13/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 13
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Deliverance Creek" backdoor pilot; Brendan Gleeson to lead HBO's "The Money"; and Sandra Oh to depart ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" at season's end.







FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/13/13 - 3/25/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) It's the 90s and 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando with his family. Before this, his immigrant family settled easily into Washington DC's Chinatown. But here, it is pure culture shock for them. Orlando doesn't have a Chinatown... unless you count the Huang house. The popular kids at Eddie's junior high school are impressed by his love of hip-hop, but banish him from their table when he opens up his 'fragrant' traditional Chinese lunch in the middle of the crowded cafeteria. It is almost as bad for his immigrant mother, Jessica (Constance Wu), who has never seen the inside of a traditional American supermarket and can't understand the fast-talking, rollerblading neighbor moms. Plus, the Florida humidity is a disaster for her hair. His immigrant dad, Louis (Randall Park) is the complete opposite. He loves all things American and proudly embraces his patriotism with his Old West themed American steakhouse complete with wagon wheel tables. He's determined to bring in more customers and make his restaurant a success so his family can prosper and be happy in this country. His Grandma Huang is in her own world, cracking up while she watches the shopping networks with her new credit card in hand. Although she speaks no English, she is inexplicably tickled to death by Joan Rivers. Eddie has to watch out for his 9-year-old brother Gary, the suck-up of the family, who is always ready to tell on his brothers every chance he gets. It is Eddie's 11-year-old brother, Freddy, who is fitting in best. He scored a girlfriend the first day of school while Eddie, trying to maintain some street cred, ended up in the Principal's office for fighting the school's other least popular kid. Through it all, they have each other's backs and their American Dream. Based on chef Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Constance Wu as Jessica Huang
· Forrest Wheeler as TBA
· Hudson Yang as Eddie Huang
· Ian Chen as TBA
· Randall Park as Louis Huang
CREW INFORMATION:
· ??? as DIR (Pilot)
· Eddie Huang as BOOK/PROD
· Jake Kasdan as EP
· Melvin Mar as EP
· Nahnatchka Khan as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television