ABC has ordered a pilot from the creator of “Don’t Trust the B—-.“ Deadline.com reports that the new project from Nahnatchka Khan is “Fresh off the Boat."
The project, which had a put pilot commitment, is based on a memoir by Eddie Huang and tracks a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando, the story says. The project is written and executive produced by Khan, with Jake Kasdan also executive producing for 20th Century Fox TV. Both Kasdan and Khan are based at the studio.
The main character’s father operates an All-American Steakhouse chain, with the family trying to stay true to their cultural identity while learning how to live in America, the story says.
“This is a setup Khan can relate to as she too is a first-generation American,” the piece notes.
ABC also ordered a comedy pilot from Chris Moynihan. Called “Saint Francis,” the project is about a blue-collar police officer whose traditional beliefs are challenged when his unmarried sister gets pregnant.