Fred Savage Fired From ‘The Wonder Years’ Reboot After Improper Conduct Investigation

May 7 (UPI) — Wonder Years actor Fred Savage has been fired as director and producer of ABC’s reboot of the series.

“Recently we became aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as policy dictates, an investigation was launched. Upon completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as executive producer and director of The Wonder Years,” a statement from the producers of 20th Television said in a statement Friday, according to

Deadline said Savage, 45, was fired after complaints about his alleged verbal outbursts.

The Hollywood Reporter said Savage cooperated with the workplace investigation into the three separate allegations.

The new version of The Wonder Years – directed by EJ Williams, Dule Hill and Don Cheadle – debuted in September. A second season has not been announced.


The original show aired from 1988 to 1993. Alley Mills, who played the matriarch on it, said in 2018 that the original series ended after a client accused Savage, then 16, and the co-star Jason Hervey, then 20, of sexual harassment. The case was settled out of court.

CIRCA 1989: Fred Savage poses for Universal Studio’s film ‘The Wizard’ circa 1989. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Another lawsuit has been settled out of court after a cast member of sitcom The Grinder accused Savage of hitting his arm and creating a hostile work environment for women on set by 2015.

Savage has denied any past wrongdoing, but has not made a public statement regarding the latest allegations.

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