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New sitcom centered around Asian-Americans faces screens to Asian Americans

Wednesday night ABC premiered a new sitcom called Fresh Off the Boat. It’s the first Asian-American family sitcom to hit network TV since the ill-fated All American Girl with Margaret Cho. Fresh off the Boat was inspired by restaurateur and TV host Eddie Huang’s memoir by the same name and Asian Americans have harbored some hopes that it may portray their experience with more nuance that they’ve seen in past attempts. The Chicago-based Foundation for Asian American Independent Media on Tuesday night hosts a viewing event for the show and WBEZ’s Monica Eng was there. (Flickr/Disney ABC Television Group)

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