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ABC: Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Job Safe after Rant

Constance Wu, seen on the set of Fresh off the Boat, initially reacted negatively to news that the sitcom had been renewed. Constance Wu, seen on the set of Fresh off the Boat, initially reacted negatively to news that the sitcom had been renewed. |  Photo: Copyright 2019 ABC Inc./Kelsey McNeal

LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
Updated: May 14, 2019 11:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC's entertainment president says "Fresh Off the Boat" star Constance Wu's job is safe despite her online rant.

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The "Crazy Rich Asians" star posted an expletive-filled lament last week when the comedy's renewal was announced.

No thought was given to recasting Wu's role as the sitcom's mom, network executive Karey Burke told a teleconference Tuesday.

Burke said she's choosing to believe Wu's most recent comment, that she's happy to return to "Fresh Off the Boat."

Wu has apologized for what she called "insensitive" comments and said she loves the sitcom. She said she was temporarily frustrated that it would keep her from working on a passion project.

Wu says her role on the show is "easy and pleasant," but she would prefer to seek out challenges.

Wu's star rose considerably in 2018 with her lead role in "Crazy Rich Asians," a major hit that got her a Golden Globe nomination.

Burke said she knew Wu had another opportunity if the show ended, but ABC always intended to renew it for a sixth season.

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LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

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