Fred Savage has been fired as executive producer and director of ABC’s The Wonder Years reboot after being accused of misconduct.
“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,” a spokesperson for 20th Television confirmed.
The Wonder Years originally aired from 1988 to 1993, and its new reboot premiered this past September. Both the original and reboot take place in the ’60s and tell the perspective of a 12-year-old navigating life.
This misconduct investigation isn’t the first time Savage has had allegation of misconduct against him. Actress Alley Mills, who played Savage’s mother on the original series, alleged in 2018 that a harassment lawsuit against him and Jason Hervey is what ultimately ended up the show in 1993. Hervey played the role of Savage’s older brother Wayne Arnold.
Costume designer Monique Long also sued Savage and Hervey in 1993 and claimed their harassment prevent her from doing her job properly and led her being fired. A second costume designer, Youngjoo Hwang, also alleged that Savage created a hostile environment on the set of Fox’s The Grinder.