Our days with the Huang family are numbered — Fresh Off the Boat is ending with its current sixth season, ABC announced Friday. Vulture was first to report the news. The ABC sitcom's hour-long series finale will air Friday, Feb. 21 at 8/7c.
Fresh Off the Boat follows the Taiwanese-American Huang family, led by immigrant parents Jessica (Constance Wu) and Louis (Randall Park), who have adjusted to suburban life in Orlando in the '90s. It signs off as the longest-running sitcom about an Asian-American family in broadcast history.
The series' Season 6 renewal earlier this year was immediately followed by controversy when Wu tweeted that she was "literally crying" at the news, which she later explained was due to the fact that she would have to pass on another job.
"I'm so proud of the show and what we've accomplished over the past six seasons," said series creator Nahnatchka Khan in a statement. "Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told. Like B.I.G. said, 'And if you don't know, now you know.'"
ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke added, "We couldn't be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape. The success of Fresh Off the Boat has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. Nahnatchka Khan and her brilliant creative team have created an unforgettable series with an Asian-American family front and center, something that hadn't been done in two decades. The cast, led by Randall Park and Constance Wu, is one of the finest and funniest on television. We'll miss the Huang family and are eternally grateful for the incredibly heartfelt stories they have told these past six seasons."
Fresh Off the Boat airs Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.