ABC has renewed Tim Allen vehicle, “Last Men Standing,” and picked up two new comedies: “Cristela” and “Fresh Off the Boat.”
“Cristela” stars Cristela Alonzo in the titular role, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh and Sam McMurray as Trent. The 20th Century Fox TV Production is written by Alonzo and Kevin Hench. Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Shawn Levy will executive produce.
The comedy follows Cristela (Alonzo), who is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.
“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.
The 20th Century Fox TV production is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Kahn (“American Dad”) and exec produced by Jake Kasdan.
“Fresh Off the Boat” takes place in the 1990s and follows 12-year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang), who has just moved to suburban Orlando from D.C.’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). “Fresh Off the Boat” is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name.
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“Last Man Standing” comes back for its fourth season on ABC. Last night, the network picked up “Nashville” for Season 3.
ABC — like all the broadcast networks — has had a busy week prepping for next week’s upfronts. Among renewals and pickups, the network has canceled “Super Fun Night,” “Suburgatory,” “Mixology,” “The Neighbors” and “Trophy Wife.”