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.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Constance Wu attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Constance Wu arrives to the Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Crazy Rich Asians' held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Actress Constance Wu arrives at the Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Crazy Rich Asians' premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Actor Henry Golding and actress Constance Wu arrive for Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Actor Constance Wu arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Constance Wu attends 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AXN)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Constance Wu attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Constance Wu attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Constance Wu arrives at The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Constance Wu arrives at the premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Constance Wu attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Constance Wu attends HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Constance Wu attends the premiere of 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - ABC's 'Fresh Off the Boat' stars Constance Wu as Jessica Huang. (Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06: Actress Constance Wu attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Constance Wu attends the premiere of 'The Book of Love' at The Grove on January 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Constance Wu arrives at HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards after party at the Circa 55 Restaurant on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Constance Wu arrives at the Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Constance Wu attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Constance Wu attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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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.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Chestnut Gardens" - When Matthew Chestnut returns to Cattleman's Ranch, everyone but Louis agrees that he's a bad influence, leaving it up to the unlikely team of Jessica, Eddie and Trent to help take him down. While that goes down at the Ranch, Emery and Evan cruise the open water with Marvin and give him a crash course in feminism and etiquette on an all-new episode of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) CONSTANCE WU
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Chestnut Gardens" - When Matthew Chestnut returns to Cattleman's Ranch, everyone but Louis agrees that he's a bad influence, leaving it up to the unlikely team of Jessica, Eddie and Trent to help take him down. While that goes down at the Ranch, Emery and Evan cruise the open water with Marvin and give him a crash course in feminism and etiquette on an all-new episode of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) RANDALL PARK
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Grandma's Boys" - After seeing Marvin blissfully enter retirement, Grandma Huang decides it's her turn to retire from...something. Yet when Louis fails to celebrate her the way she wants, it will take a visit from Hurricane Gene, and maybe a hot tub, to make things right on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 11 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Jessica Brooks/ABC via Getty Images) RANDALL PARK, KEN JEONG
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "HAL-LOU-WEEN" - It's Halloween again, and with Eddie getting closer to college (maybe), the Huang boys are determined to find a group costume they can all agree on. Meanwhile, Louis decides this is the year he'll finally show Jessica why his favorite spooky holiday is so great, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rick Rowell via Getty Images) FORREST WHEELER, HUDSON YANG
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Chestnut Gardens" - When Matthew Chestnut returns to Cattleman's Ranch, everyone but Louis agrees that he's a bad influence, leaving it up to the unlikely team of Jessica, Eddie and Trent to help take him down. While that goes down at the Ranch, Emery and Evan cruise the open water with Marvin and give him a crash course in feminism and etiquette on an all-new episode of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) CONSTANCE WU, RANDALL PARK
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Chestnut Gardens" - When Matthew Chestnut returns to Cattleman's Ranch, everyone but Louis agrees that he's a bad influence, leaving it up to the unlikely team of Jessica, Eddie and Trent to help take him down. While that goes down at the Ranch, Emery and Evan cruise the open water with Marvin and give him a crash course in feminism and etiquette on an all-new episode of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) FORREST WHEELER, IAN CHEN
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "S'mothered" - While Eddie faces his fears and finally introduces his girlfriend Tina to his mom, Louis is in search of his next passion, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 18 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) CONSTANCE WU
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "S'mothered" - While Eddie faces his fears and finally introduces his girlfriend Tina to his mom, Louis is in search of his next passion, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 18 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) RANDALL PARK
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "HAL-LOU-WEEN" - It's Halloween again, and with Eddie getting closer to college (maybe), the Huang boys are determined to find a group costume they can all agree on. Meanwhile, Louis decides this is the year he'll finally show Jessica why his favorite spooky holiday is so great, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CONSTANCE WU
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "HAL-LOU-WEEN" - It's Halloween again, and with Eddie getting closer to college (maybe), the Huang boys are determined to find a group costume they can all agree on. Meanwhile, Louis decides this is the year he'll finally show Jessica why his favorite spooky holiday is so great, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CONSTANCE WU
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "HAL-LOU-WEEN" - It's Halloween again, and with Eddie getting closer to college (maybe), the Huang boys are determined to find a group costume they can all agree on. Meanwhile, Louis decides this is the year he'll finally show Jessica why his favorite spooky holiday is so great, on "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, OCT. 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rick Rowell via Getty Images) FORREST WHEELER, IAN CHEN, HUDSON YANG
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Help Unwanted?" - After Brandi Chastain scores the World Cup-winning goal against China and rips off her jersey to celebrate, Evan gets his first case of "the tingles," and now Louis and Eddie must team up to give him the talk. Meanwhile, Jessica and Honey are learning what it means to be best friends, and we learn a whole lot more about Marvin's family, on the season premiere of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) RANDALL PARK, HUDSON YANG
FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Help Unwanted?" - After Brandi Chastain scores the World Cup-winning goal against China and rips off her jersey to celebrate, Evan gets his first case of "the tingles," and now Louis and Eddie must team up to give him the talk. Meanwhile, Jessica and Honey are learning what it means to be best friends, and we learn a whole lot more about Marvin's family, on the season premiere of "Fresh Off the Boat," FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) IAN CHEN, CONSTANCE WU, CHELSEY CRISP
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