It has only been three weeks, but Fresh Off the Boat is up to Episode 5, and yes, you can catch up online in a number of ways. (Watch Episodes 1 and 2, Episodes 3 and 4, and if you haven’t downloaded the pilot for free on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, definitely do that, too.)
As predicted, the show lost viewers last Tuesday night at 8pm timeslot with two new episodes that aired on 2/10, as compared to the Wednesday night preview/debut. On the bright side, Fresh Off the Boat was the strongest comedy of the six that aired on the networks on Tuesday night.
Next Tuesday (2/24), Fresh Off the Boat will air another new episode at 8:00pm, but for the first time against NBC’s hit show The Voice, putting more pressure on a fairly difficult timeslot.
Remember aside from the ratings (which are most important), the network is also tracking legal downloads/streaming, as well as social media (Hashtag: #FreshOffTheBoat). So if you want to show the network your support, definitely watch, download, and tweet/post about it.
Multiple episodes are currently available for streaming using the “WATCH ABC” app for iOS. As of now, these downloads and streams are only legit available in the U.S./North America. Sorry to all our overseas readers that we can’t necessarily provide you links; you’ll just have to catch it on satellite for now.
EPISODE 5: Persistent Romeo (S1E5)
- ABC.com (FREE for a limited time; sign in with a TV provider required)
- Amazon Instant Video ($1.99 SD; $2.99 HD)
- Hulu (Hulu Plus account required)
- iTunes ($2.99 HD)
- Verizon FiOS (Subscription required)
- Xbox Video ($1.99 SD; $2.99 HD)
- Xfinity/Comcast (Subscription required)
Louis has to hire a professional instructor (guest star Brett Gelman) to give the restaurant staff a sexual harassment seminar after Jessica’s attempts fall flat. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to pass off the seminar’s instructional tape as a “dirty movie” to his friends in an attempt to impress them and get them to come to his house for a sleep over, on “Fresh Off the Boat,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides the voice over narration.
Guest starring are Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Paul Scheer as Mitch, Jillian Armenante as Nancy, Chelsey Crisp as Honey, Brett Gelman as Dusty Nugget, Brady Tutton as Brock, Connor Rosen as Bed-Wetter Doug, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Prophet Bolden as Walter, Elyse Cole as Stacy, Peter Mark as Kevin, Luna Blaise as Nicole and David Goldman as Principal Hunger.
“Persistent Romeo” was written by Sanjay Shah. Lynn Shelton directed. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.
About the show:
It’s the ’90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. Fresh Off the Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.
Fresh Off the Boat is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television.