Sitcom casts to do virtual reading for Asian Heritage Month

AP – The casts of Fresh Off the Boat and Kim’s Convenience are partnering for one night for charity.

In honour of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the ensembles of both TV comedies will do live online table reads of their respective pilot episodes on Saturday, according to Deadline.

It will be a reunion for Randall Park, Constance Wu and the rest of the Fresh Off the Boat cast.

The ABC series about a Chinese American family ended in February after six seasons.

Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, which is available in the United States (US) on Netflix, was recently renewed for a fifth and sixth season.

Randall Park and Constance Wu appear in a scene from the new comedy series ‘Fresh Off the Boat’. PHOTO: AP

It centres on a Korean family running a convenience store in Toronto.

The show’s stars include Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon and Simu Liu — who is set to play the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian superhero.

Both trailblazing shows have been praised for their portrayals of Asian families on prime time TV.

The table reads will be free to watch.

But for a minimum donation of USD10, access will be given to a joint Zoom Q&A afterward.

Donations — either in US or Canadian dollars — will benefit Asian arts organisations in both countries.