ABC confirms 'Fresh Off the Boat' is canceled after 6 seasons


"Fresh Off the Boat" will sail no more.

ABC announced Friday that after six seasons on the air, the sitcom will abruptly come to an end, thus scrapping all plans for future production. Its final two episodes will be combined to create an hourlong series finale on Feb. 21.

Calling it an "unforgettable series," ABC President Karey Burke noted that bringing an Asian-American family "front and center" was "something that hadn't been done in two decades."

Constance Wu and Randall Park led the series as the Huang family matriarch and patriarch. Both have found significant success on the big screen over the past year: Wu starred in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Hustlers" while Park played the leading man in Netflix's "Always Be My Maybe." He's also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Wu received backlash earlier this year when she expressed intense disappointment upon learning that she'd have to return to "Fresh Off the Boat" for its sixth season. "So upset that I'm literally crying," she tweeted, later clarifying that she was distressed because she didn't want to give up another potential project in the works.

News of the show's cancelation immediately sparked commentary about Wu on Twitter, with many fans faux- (or sincerely) congratulating the actress for officially being free to move on.

The departure of "Fresh Off the Boat" will precede the ending of "Modern Family," another one of ABC"s staple sitcoms. Other comedies including "Mixed-ish" (a spinoff of "Black-ish") and "The Conners" will almost certainly return for future seasons.

"Fresh Off the Boat" is inspired by writer Eddie Huang's memoir about immigrating from Taiwan to Orlando with his family.