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After 20 Years, New Asian-American Comedy on American TV

It’s been two decades since a major American network television show featured Asian-American characters. Margaret Cho’s situation-comedy, “All-American Girl,” about a Korean-American punk-rock teenager and her conservative immigrant family was canceled in 1995 after just one season. So it’s not surprising that Asian-American viewers have responded with excitement to “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new sitcom on the ABC network. Set in the mid-1990s, the show begins as 11-year-old Eddie...

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