Take a trip down memory lane to get by! The Wonder YearsThis iconic series was about the ups and downs in adolescence, and how support from loved ones can make the journey more enjoyable.
The coming-of age drama, created and directed by Neal Marlens Carol BlackFrom 1988 to 1993, the series aired six seasons on ABC. The series is set in the late 1960s and early 70s. It is told from Kevin Arnold’s perspective.Fred Savage) during his adult years.
Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d’Abo, Danica McKellar Josh SavianoAlso starred in the series. Daniel SternKevin’s adult version was narrated by me.
Twenty-one year after the show was over, Savage and McKellar reunited for a group performance. Good Morning America2014. Savage talked about how he felt during the televised interview. The Wonder Years’ look at familial life on TV was different from later reiterations.
“I think the way that families have been portrayed on TV has evolved as we have,” he previously explained. “Ours was a very kind of nuclear, traditional family, but as families have changed, and they look different, they come together in different ways, I love that TV’s reflected that. No matter how families change, there’s still things that all families go through. Regardless of what your family looks like or how it’s been put together, I think you can find stuff to relate to in the show. Some things stay the same.”
McKellar had previously spoken Us Weekly exclusively that she didn’t think Savage would be interested in a Wonder Years reboot. “The show was about a certain time in your life that you can’t go back to and … the bittersweet memory of that is what gave the show its flavor,” she said in February 2019. “So if we went to back to it, we’d kind of be killing the integrity of the original intention of the show. I just don’t think it would work.”
Savage however, seemed to be having a change of heart. In July 2020 UseHe confirmed that he is teaming with Empirecocreator Lee DanielsThe Wonder Years will be reimagined from the point of view of a middle class Black family. The comedy will be set in late 1960s, the same time period as its predecessor.
Savage was fired from his behind-the-scenes role on the series’ reboot, which premiered in September 2021.
“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched,” a spokesperson for 20th Television said in a statement to Deadline in May 2022. “Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.”
The Grinder The allegations against the alum have not been resolved.
Scroll through the photos to see what the cast have been up to since the ABC series’ conclusion.