In the fifth season, the Huangs will be expanding their social circle on Fresh Off the Boat.
Ming-Na (ER, Agents of Shield), Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) and Reggie Lee (Grimm) will recur into the upcoming season of the ABC sitcom.
Wen will play Elaine, a Chinese-American woman who is everything Jessica could want in a Chinese best friend. But she quickly earns the nickname “Chinese Oprah” for her advice-giving abilities.
Lee will appear as Elaine’s husband, Julius. He’ll quickly bonds with Louis (Randall Park), only to have their friendship tested by one of Louis’ old buddies.
And Yang will portray Horace, Elaine and Julius’ talented son. He went to Harvard at the age of 16 on a full scholarship. His impressive resume will win Jessica over… until he reveals some secrets from his past.
Expect the trio to make their first appearance in the November episode “Mo’ Chinese Mo’ Problems.” The youngest Huang son, Evan, meets the family while ringing doorbells for the United States Census Bureau.
Fresh Off the Boat, which will also welcome Family Matters’ Jaleel White in Season 5, will return Friday, Oct. 5, at 8/7c on ABC.