ABC’s single-camera sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” has been cancelled, the series set to end with its current sixth season closing up shop with an hour-long series finale on February 21st. With its conclusion, the show will have aired over 100 episodes since it first debuted in 2015.
The ending comes as star Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Hustlers”) voiced her displeasure on social media when the show was renewed for a sixth season earlier this year, clarifying later that she was forced to give up working on another project due to her commitments to the series.
The series may live on with a potential spinoff as an episode that began filming in mid-November serving to introduce the characters that would form the basis of the new series titled “Magic Motor Inn”. That spinoff would center on an Indian family whose daughter goes to school with Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang).
That episode will NOT be a backdoor pilot though, and if ABC should decide to further develop it then it will have to shoot a pilot during the traditional pilot season. “Fresh Off the Boat” is averaging 3.2 million viewers in Live+7 this season.