“The Wonder Years” Star Fred Savage Fired Following Investigation Into Inappropriate Conduct

Disney has cut ties with Fred Savage following multiple complaints of misconduct during his role as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years, according to Deadline.

What's Happening:

  • Fred Savage has been let go from his role as executive producer and director of the ABC comedy series The Wonder Years after many complaints of misconduct.
  • The show, which is produced by 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios, shared that allegations were investigated and this is what led to Savage’s dismissal.
  • The details about these allegations are still unclear, but it has been said that there were verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior.
  • In the past, Savage has been the subject of misconduct accusations, with original The Wonder Years actress Alley Mills saying in 2018 that the cancellation of the series was followed by a "completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit" filed by against Savage and Jason Hervey. Additionally, a crew member on Savage’s Fox series The Grinder filed a lawsuit accusing the actor of attacking and harassing her on the set of the series in 2015.
  • The Wonder Years is a reboot of the 1988 series that starred Savage. It has not been renewed for a second season as of yet.

What They’re Saying:

  • Spokesman for 20th Television: "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.”