ABC won't recast 'Fresh Off the Boat' after Constance Wu rant

Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Renewal Rant — ABC Responds

The news was announced on Tuesday morning by ABC entertainment president Karey Burke. What becomes very clear in listing to these remarkable talents is that they are not limited to just one thing, but manage to be key components in the success of their shows.

"I believe we will not mess with that format to the best of our ability", quoted Burke as saying on the idea that next year's Oscars could also be without a host.

Burke said she had been aware that Wu had "another opportunity" that she would have pursued should the show not have been renewed. "F-k", she wrote, following that up with a tweet that read, "F-king hell".

The drama began on Friday afternoon, when the Crazy Rich Asians star posted a series of NSFW tweets (and an eyebrow-raising "Dislike" comment on Instagram) openly criticizing the sixth season renewal of her comedy series, Fresh Off the Boat, which will air Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT this fall. "We love what she does on the show", Burke said at ABC's Upfront presentation on May 14.

Gilbert talks about bringing back the smash-hit comedy series that made her a household name, and then rebooting it a second time when ABC's firing of Roseanne Barr led to the creation of The Conners; Gilbert was a key reason the cast agreed to come back.

"Fresh Off the Boat" also stars Randall Park, who has not publicly responded to Wu's comments. "I was temporarily upset yesterday not because I hate the show but because its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about", she wrote. I love the cast&crew. "So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB".

"I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project - because that other project would have challenged me as an artist - that other project would have been really hard and not easy or pleasant at all. I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that", she added. Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal. But I do love and enjoy it. "I hope you believe me".



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