‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Episode Guide (Dec. 5): Jessica Struggles to be Picture Perfect

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Episode Guide (Dec. 5): Jessica Struggles to be Picture Perfect

“Slide Effect” (12/05/17) – When the gang signs up for different hobbies that Eddie deems as lame, he begins to think he needs to find cooler friends in order to make his mark in high school.

Jessica receives money to have her photograph professionally taken for her book, but in true Jessica fashion, she decides to pocket the money and have Honey take the photo for free.

It doesn’t take long to realize that no one can meet her picture-perfect standards, on “Fresh Off the Boat,” TUESDAY, DEC. 5 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in “Slide Effect” are Prophet Bolden as Walter, Trevor Larcom as Trent, Dash Williams as Brian, Evan Hannemann as Barefoot Dave, Will Meyers as Dylan, Tyler Alvarez as Wes and Taj Speights as Nick.

“Slide Effect” was written by Erica Oyama and directed by Sasie Sealy.

Set in the mid-‘90s, 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family are adjusting to their new lives in suburban Orlando. New schools, new friends, new neighbors…new traditions, yet still maintaining true to their family values and their continual pursuit of the American Dream.

Dad, Louis (Randall Park), moved his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. and turned the once struggling “Cattleman’s Ranch” into a successful steakhouse fully equipped with a mechanical bull. Mom, Jessica (Constance Wu), has found her own success as a real-estate agent yet still finds time to shop the bargain bin for back to school clothes and bond with next door neighbor Honey (Chelsey Crisp) over cocktails and Stephen King novels.

Meanwhile, Eddie is growing up and becoming more independent, sometimes defying his overbearing mother’s old-school parenting style, but eventually realizes that she’s got nothing but love for him and his brothers. Emery (Forrest Wheeler), the middle child and hopeless romantic, has no problem with the ladies, including the rollerblading stay-at-home moms in the neighborhood and often conspires with baby brother Evan (Ian Chen), the mama’s boy.

Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan and Chelsey Crisp as Honey.

“Fresh Off the Boat” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar are executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research / 02/12/18 - 02/18/18
Winter Olympics (Tues.)NBC5.2020.53 million
Winter Olympics (Mon.)NBC5.2020.33 million
Winter Olympics (Wed.)NBC4.0017.08 million
Winter Olympics (Thurs.)NBC3.9016.22 million
Winter Olympics (Fri.)NBC3.8016.59 million
Winter Olympics (Sun.)NBC3.8016.38 million
Winter Olympics (Sat.)NBC3.5014.52 million
The BachelorABC1.505.96 million
Celeb. Big Brother (Mon.)CBS1.305.16 million
Celeb. Big Brother (Wed.)CBS1.305.21 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.2618.40 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.4614.07 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.2014.06 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.9214.39 million
This Is UsNBC2.7410.29 million
Young SheldonCBS2.3812.94 million
The Voice S13 (Mon.)NBC2.1110.15 million
Ellen's Game of GamesNBC2.0710.19 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.017.90 million
The Voice S13 (Tues.)NBC2.0310.19 million