‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Episode Guide (Jan. 16): Louis Worries About a 15 Year Itch

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Episode Guide (Jan. 16): Louis Worries About a 15 Year Itch

“The Car Wash” (01/16/18) – With Jessica’s career as an author taking off, Louis worries that she is losing interest in him and attempts to rekindle the flame under Marvin’s guidance. Evan skips his way into Emery’s seventh grade English class with a particularly hard-to-please teacher, Ms. Doris (Tig Notaro).

When neither can win her over, they seek advice from an unusual source, on “Fresh Off the Boat” airing TUESDAY, JAN. 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in this episode are Tig Notaro as Ms. Doris, Alonzo Bodden as Mr. Carlson and Alex Quijano as Corporal Bryson.

“The Car Wash” was written by Cindy Fang and directed by Amy York Rubin.

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.

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