Freeform, Up TV Purchase “Fresh Off the Boat” Cable Syndication Rights

With ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat preparing for its fifth season, the cable syndication rights to the comedy have just been snapped up by two channels.

  • According to Deadline, both Freeform and Up TV have signed on to air reruns of Fresh Off the Boat later this year.
  • As you may know, Freeform owned by Disney as is ABC.
  • Furthermore, Fresh Off the Boat is also available to stream on Hulu, which The Walt Disney Company is currently a 30% owner of.
  • The show is produced by 20th Television (Fox), who also owns a piece of Hulu and could wind up under the Disney banner if ta deal to purchase certain 21st Century Fox assets goes through.
  • Currently, there is no broadcast syndication deal in place for the show.
  • Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, and Chelsey Crisp.

What They’re Saying

  • Amy Winter, EVP & general manager, UP TV:Fresh Off the Boat continues to grow its audience on broadcast, and with the recent pickup of a fifth season, we are thrilled that the series is coming to UP. UP celebrates family life and with all the heart and humor included in Fresh Off the Boat, this contemporary, family story is a perfect fit.”
  • Sarah Tomassi Lindman, SVP of Content Planning and Strategy, Freeform: Fresh Off the Boat has a unique comedic voice that will resonate with young adult audiences and fit well alongside Freeform’s original content. The Huang family’s authentic, humorous and meaningful way of navigating a new environment reflects our viewer’s experiences and are exactly the kind of stories we are proud to have on our network.”