Actor Fred Savage has been fired from his position of executive producing and directing from ABC’s “The Wonder Years” reboot. ABC conducted an investigation, and fired him upon its completion.
“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched,” 20th Television said in a statement. “Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as an executive producer and director of The Wonder Years.”
Details about the alleged misconduct have not been released.
This isn’t the first time accusations of alleged misconduct have been raised with Savage. Original “The Wonder Years” costumer Monique Long levied sexual harassment claims against him, which was credited as causing the show’s end. That lawsuit was settled outside of court in 1993.
There was also a lawsuit filed by Youngjoo Hwang in 2018, who sued Fred Savage and FOX for creating a hostile workplace. She was a costumer on “The Grinder,” in which Savage co-stared. Hwang claimed while she was dusting off his costume on set, the actor hit her arm, and yelled at her not to touch him. The suit was dismissed.
When thinking about the type of vibe that “The Wonder Years” is supposed to give off, it makes sense that Savage was fired for any kind of misconduct. This is a show that is supposed to give wholesome family vibes, while also dealing with real life drama. It’s not one that you want to associate with someone who has anger issues or lashes out at people.
As far as “The Wonder Years” reboot goes, it’s still not been picked up for a second season.