ABC Adds Two New Comedies that Focus on The American Dream

ABC has recently sealed the deal with 20th Centruy Fox TV for two additional comedy pilots, Fresh Off the Boat, and Cristela. 

Fresh Off the Boat centers on a 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie who just moved to suburban Orland from DC's Chinatown with his parents. But, it's a culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about the pursuit of the American Dream. "Fresh Off the Boat" is based on the Eddie Huang's memoir "Fresh Off the Boat". The series is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Kahn and executive produced by Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television.


Cristela centers on a  Mexican-American law school student who is on there verge of landing her first big internship at a prestigious law firm. However, the only problem is that her dreams and goals are bigger than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is okay. She ends up stuck trying make modernize her home and pursuing her career. The series features upcoming comedian Cristela Alonzo in this new comedy about the American Dream. cristelaalonzohalfhour Both Cristela and Fresh Off the Boat reflect the immigrant experiences of their creators and the pursuit of the American Dream, Cristela Alonzo, who co-wrote the script with Kevin Hench, and Khan, who based her show on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir. What do you think of these new shows joining the ABC lineup? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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