The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage Fired From ABC Reboot After Misconduct Investigation


Fred Savage, best known as an actor for his roles in The Princess Bride and the original run of The Wonder Years, has been fired from his position as executive producer and director of the ABC and 20th Television reboot of his beloved sitcom. The big move comes after an investigation into multiple allegations of misconduct while working on the reboot. 

The news of Fred Savage’s firing comes when The Wonder Years reboot has not yet been renewed for a second season, but it’s not clear whether or not cutting Savage will affect its renewal chances. At the time of writing, Deadline reports that the allegations against the actor/producer/director include inappropriate behavior and verbal outbursts, and neither Savage nor any of his representatives have so far responded. A statement from a 20th Television spokesman confirms that Savage will no longer be part of the project:

Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.