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'Fresh Off The Boat' Season 2 Renewed! Randall Park Finds Success Of ABC Series 'Surreal'

BY Precious del Valle | May 17, 2015 10:07 PM EDT


"Fresh Off The Boat" has just been renewed for season 2. Eddie Huang might continue to complain about how his memoir was portrayed in the series, it but turns out ABC is only too happy to give it another season.

As reported by TV Series Finale, ABC has just renewed "Fresh Off The Boat" season 2. This is not surprising given the show's rating of 1.73 in the 18-49 demographic with 5.75 million viewers.

"Fresh Off the Boat" is based on the memoir of Taiwanese-American restaurateur Eddie Huang of the same title. Speaking to AsiaOne, Randall Park, who plays Huang's father Louis, revealed that he was still in awe of how the viewers continued to extend their support for the show, despite receiving several criticisms.

"It's still so surreal that our show is popular. We finished shooting the entire season way before the first episode came out. I wasn't sure how it'd be received because it's very different from what American viewers are used to," he said.

"So when the critical acclaim came and we received so much was really a surreal feeling. It was a lot of pressure for sure to represent a lot of people, but it's an honour to take up that challenge."

Randall Park hoped that "Fresh Off the Boat" season 2 will pave the way for more Asian-American series in the future.  

"Asian-Americans, Asians, other races... the theme of family is universal to all communities. [Fresh Off the Boat] is about parents and their kids, with one kid trying to find his identity and where he sits in the world."

"The industry is changing, but discrimination is still there as it's so deeply embedded in the culture. It's still hard to get work as an (Asian-American) actor, and we are still not represented well," he added.

Tune in for more "Fresh Off the Boat" season 2 news, spoilers, recaps and cast updates.

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