Screen Gems: Season 4 premiere of "Fresh Off The Boat" and a surprise for its stars
Entering its fourth season, "Fresh Off The Boat" follows the adventures of a Taiwanese family living in 1990s Orlando. Based on the memoir of Eddie Huang, it offers a funny look at culture and acceptance.
"Well, one of the things that's going to happen straight out of the gate is that we ended last season with the Huang family essentially homeless, so they're going to move on next door to my house," Chelsey Crisp (Honey) said. "Yeah, great solution. The whole brood is going to move in and pretty much take over."
The series also features a strong West Virginia connection. Putnam County's Isabella Alexander is one of the show's recurring guest stars. She plays Eddie's girlfriend Alison.
"She's the nicest person, ever," Hudson Yang (Eddie) said. "She's really thoughtful, too. It's always fun to work with her because she's always like kind of cracking jokes and like fooling around and having fun."
"Yeah, she brings a really great energy to set," Crisp added. "We love when she travels out to L.A. to work with us."
Since we're in Isabella's backyard, we invited her to join the interview.
"I'm glad you were kind earlier, because somebody wants to say hello."
"Hello Chelsea. Hey Huddy. Surprise!"
"She's on set here with us and she's a journalist now in addition to being an actress so, do you have any questions for the 'Fresh Off The Boat' stars?"
"Are you guys excited for the premiere tonight?"
"Yes, are you excited?" Yang asked.
"Yes, I'm so excited to watch you guys. It's going to be really good."
"I feel like I've brought a family together."
Although Alexander doesn't appear in the season opener, she has prominent roles in the upcoming second and third episodes.
The fourth season premiere of ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat" premieres tonight, October 3, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WCHS-TV8.