Shaquille O'Neal to guest on 'Fresh Off the Boat'

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Young Eddie Huang is about to meet one of his heroes.

Shaquille O'Neal has boarded the sophomore season of Fresh Off the Boat. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the retired NBA player is set to appear in the third episode of the ABC comedy -; likely as himself, if you're basing it off the title.

Few details are available at the moment, and the episode is set to shoot in early September, but its called "Shaquille O'Neal Motors." Historically speaking, it won't be much of a stretch. Fresh Off the Boat takes place in 1990s Orlando, where Shaq played for The Magic between 1992 and 1996.

Shaq previously visited the 20th Century Fox TV show in name only, when a made-up video game starring the retired NBA center featured prominently in a first-season episode.

Fresh Off the Boat was a midseason surprise for ABC. From Nahnatchka Khan, it performed surprisingly well in the typically sleepy Tuesday time slot. The network appears so confident in the new season, its pairing the show with its buzzy Muppets vehicle.

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South's Shaquille O'Neal (20), of San Antonio, Texas and LSU, goes up for a shot over North defenders Eric Montross (21) of Indianapolis and UNC, and James Jackson, of Toledo, Ohio and Ohio State, during the gold medal basketball game at the Olympic Festival in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 10, 1990. (AP Photo/John Hick)
Louisiana State's Shaquille O'Neal hangs onto the rim after a slam dunk in final half action against the University of Connecticut in the NCAA Midwest Regionals in Minneapolis, Minn., March 14, 1991. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh)
Louisiana State basketball player Shaquille O'Neal holds the 1991 James J. Corbett Memorial Award at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La., on April 23, 1992. The award presented since 1967 is awarded to the outstanding college athlete in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Louisiana State University player Shaquille O'Neal waves to the crowd after he was picked first by the Orlando Magic team in NBA Draft at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., June 25, 1992. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal slams home two points over Sacramento Kings forward Michael Smith at the Orlando Arena in this Nov. 30, 1994 photo. O'Neal must have surgery on his broken right thumb and may be out of action until just before New Year's. The 7-foot center who led the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals last season will undergo a minor procedure to repair a piece of the bone in his thumb on Thursday, said Dr. Richard Shure of the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Orlando Magic's Shaquille O'Neal drives by Milwaukee Bucks Vin Baker to score during Dec. 23,1994 game at the Orlando Arena. (AP photo/Peter Cosgrove)
Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan, left, and Orlando Magic's Shaquille O'Neal glare at each other during the fourth quarter of a game in Chicago March 24, 1995. (AP Photo/Tim Boyle)
President Clinton gets a hug from basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal Friday, Sept. 22, 1995, after his speech to the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club in Santa Ana, Calif. O'Neal appeared to announce he will act as spokesperson for TEEN Supreme a foundation which targets at-risk teens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal sits quietly on the bench while a teammate rolls his sleeve over his bandaged arm before the Magic's game with the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, Nov. 3, 1995 at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Fla. O'Neal was injured during a preseason game and had surgery late last month. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
U.S. Olympic Basketball center Shaquille O'Neal, sporting his Man of Steel Superman tattoo during practice Monday, July 15, 1996, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Orlando Magic offered O'Neal a seven-year, $115 million contract. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Olympic Dream team member Shaquille O'Neal smiles during a news conference Thursday July 18, 1996 in Atlanta where he confirmed his seven-year, $120 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk)
Shaquille O'Neal (13) of the United States grabs the ball in front of Brazil's Joelcio Joerke (15) during the quarterfinals of basketball competition at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta Tuesday night, July 30, 1996. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal holds up fellow center Sean Rooks as they pose for a picture at Lakers’ Media Day at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Monday, Oct. 14, 1996. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Artists are dwarfed by the image of Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Shaquille O'Neal Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, as they fill in a huge mural of O'Neal on the side of a downtown Los Angeles building. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O’Neal, left, puts an elbow into the face of Dallas Mavericks Eric Montross as O’Neal drives to the basket in the first quarter at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Monday, Jan. 20, 1997. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O?Neal takes a shot as Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone watches in the first half of their playoff game on Saturday, May 10, 1997 in Inglewood, California. O?Neal led the Lakers with 34 but Malone led the game with 42 and paced the Jazz to a 110-95 victory and a three-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal poses during a photo shoot at the Lakers media day at the Southwest College in Los Angeles Monday, Oct. 13, 1997. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Los Angeles Lakers' center Shaquille O'Neal reveals his tattoo which includes the acronym TWISM, meaning "The World is Mine," a fist holding a globe, during the public unveiling of his company TWISM, Inc., in Compton, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997. TWISM, Inc., an apparel-printing facility currently producing up to 11,000 sportswear apparel units per day, represents the belief by O'Neal, that it is possible for all people to achieve their goals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Lakers? Shaquille O?Neal celebrates a basket during the final minutes of their playoff game against the Seattle SuperSonics on Friday, May 8, 1998 in Inglewood, California. The Lakers won the game 119-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O?Neal flexes his muscles for the camera during a photo shoot at Lakers media day at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. The Lakers are looking forward to the start of the NBA season and their first regular season game against the Houston Rockets on February 5. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Co-MVPs and Western Conference teammates Tim Duncan (21), of the San Antonio Spurs, and Shaquille O'Neal (34), of the Los Angeles Lakers, hold the MVP trophy after the NBA All-Star Game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. The West beat the East 137-126. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal smiles as he holds the Maurice Podoloff Trophy after being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player of the 1999-2000 season during ceremonies Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in Los Angeles. O'Neal, who led the league in scoring (29.7 points per game) and field goal percentage (.574), took all but one of the 121 first-place votes of U.S. sports writers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal smiles as he answers a reporter's question after a team workout Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Lakers meet the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the NBA championship series Wednesday, June 7 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal (34) dunks against Seattle SuperSonics' Brent Barry (31) during the first quarter of an exhibition game Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kim D. Johnson)
NBA star Shaquille O'Neal poses with his former college coach Dale Brown after graduation ceremonies at LSU Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2000, in Baton Rouge, La. O'Neal, 28, left LSU in 1992 after three years to turn pro, but he kept his promise to his family and himself to continue his education. Brown, now retired, stopped by to wish O'Neal congratulations. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal receives the award for favorite sports team for the Lakers from presenter Halle Berry during the Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2001. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal readies to shoot a free throw against the Seattle SuperSonics during the fourth quarter Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. O'Neal made 9 of 11 free throws and scored a game-high 41 points in their 111-104 win. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal tries to keep the ball away from San Antonio Spurs' Kevin Willis during the second half, Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Los Angeles. The Spurs won the game 95-89. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal (34) dunks the ball against the Detroit Pistons in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday night June 15, 2004. (AP Photo/ Michael Conroy )
Shaquille O'Neal, right, clowns around with Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy after O'Neal was presented his new Heat jersey during a news conference at the American Airlines Arena, Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in Miami, for his welcome ceremony to the Heat. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat's Shaquille O' Neal (32) scores over Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, left, in the first quarter Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal waves to a fan before the Heat's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Miami. O'Neal will spend some of his offseason working as a lawman to help educate children about the dangers of Internet sexual predators. O'Neal, 33, will work with the Operation Blue Ridge Thunder task force, part of the Justice Department's Internet Crimes Against Children program, and the Safe Surfin' Foundation, which educates children about the dangers of online predators. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal smiles as he speaks to the media after team practice, Saturday, May 7, 2005, in Miami. The Heat will play the Washington Wizards Sunday in game one of the second round of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat's Shaquille O' Neal, right, recieves a donation from Reina Gual, left, of Miami, for victims of Hurricane Katrina Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Miami. A truck with donations is expected to be taken early next week to Baton Rouge, La., where O'Neal played college basketball at LSU, and its contents will be distributed from there by various charity organizations. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Miami Heat's Shaquille O'Neal prepares to take a free throw during the fourth quarter of an NBA first-round basketball playoff game Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Chicago. The Bulls won the game, 109-90. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
New Phoenix Suns' Shaquille O'Neal, center, holds up his new basketball jersey as he is flanked by Suns general manager Steve Kerr, left, and Suns head coach Mike D'Antoni at a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns' Shaquille O'Neal dunks the ball during the third quarter of AN NBA basketball GAME against the New Jersey Nets, Saturday night, March 29, 2008, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Western All-Star Shaquille O'Neal (32) of the Phoenix Suns and Western All-Star Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers share the MVP award after the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal runs up court against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 3, 2009 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaquille O'Neal, left, and LeBron James pose for pictures during NBA basketball team's media day Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers Shaquille O'Neal (33) talks with assistant coach Michael Malone during the team's game against the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, right, presents newly signed basketball player Shaquille O'Neal his new jersey at a news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo / Greg M. Cooper)
Boston Celtics' Shaquille O'Neal during media day in Waltham, Mass., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston Celtics' Shaquille O'Neal shoots a free throw during the second quarter of a NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Shaquille O'Neal announces his retirement from NBA basketball at his home in Windermere, Fla., Friday, June 3, 2011.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
Former Los Angeles Lakers, from left, Jerry West, James Worthy, Elgin Baylor, Shaquille O'Neal, Jamaal Wilkes and former coach Phil Jackson pose as they retired his O'Neal's jersey during the half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball as he flies over former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal during the skills competition at the NBA All Star basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Shaquille O'Neal arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
NBA star Shaquille O'Neal poses for photographers during a press conference to launch an energy drink in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 20: Shaquille O'Neal attends the hand printing session for Reebok Classic on August 20, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)
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