With a new night, Season 5 looks like the Huangs will be expanding their social circle when Fresh Off the Boat returns this October. Ming-Na, Jimmy O. Yang and Reggie Lee 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, a Chinese-American man who quickly bonds with Louis (Randall Park), only to have their friendship tested by one of Louis' old buddies.
And Yang, who will reunite with Crazy Rich Asians co-star, Constance Wu, will portray Horace, Elaine and Julius' talented son who 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. The trio will make their first appearance in the November episode "Mo' Chinese Mo' Problems," in which 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.