As Fresh Off the Boat inches closer to its second season finale, the ABC comedy has landed a nice stack of guest stars for a forthcoming episode. Shaquille O'Neal and Busta Rhymes will pop in on a future episode as themselves, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Jalen Rose, ESPN analyst and NBA star, will also appear in the episode alongside Larry David's former onscreen BFF J.B. Smoove.
Shaq, of course, previously appeared on Fresh Off the Boat in last year's episode “Shaquille O'Neal Motors.” Sadly, that episode also brought some Beanie Baby mini-tragedies:
Busta, playing himself, joins the series' history of securing impressive cameos from a variety of artists including DMX as Eddie's part-time boss earlier this season. Last month, Busta took to the 'gram to share a quick behind-the-scenes photo of his day on the set:
The series, loosely based on Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name, received some harsh criticism from Huang himself last April. “I'm happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves through Fresh Off the Boat on [ABC] but I don’t recognize it,” Huang tweeted. “My only goal was to represent my Taiwanese-Chinese-American experience [and] I did that. We also proved viewers want diverse content so make it!” At one point, Huang wrote in New York Magazine that he “began to regret” ever selling his book due to the network’s need for a one-size-fits-all format.
Fresh Off the Boat hits ABC every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.