Why Is Fred Savage Fired From “The Wonder Years”?


Unfortunately, this isn't the first time he's been accused of anything like this.

A spokeswoman for 20th Television confirms that Fred Savage has been fired as executive producer and director of ABC’s “The Wonder Years” due to misconduct claims.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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 statement obtained by Deadline reads.

Savage played Kevin Arnold, the main character, in the original 1988 series before taking over as director for the reboot, producing eight episodes for the first season.
A Black middle-class family in 1960s Montgomery is the focus of the reboot of the original series, which aired from 1988 to 1993 and is produced by Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television.
The specifics of the charges against the actor are unknown, but as reported by the publication, he allegedly engaged in unprofessional behavior and had verbal outbursts during filming.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Savage has been accused of misconduct in the past. Alley Mills, his co-star, said in 2018 that he and Jason Hervey were involved in a sexual harassment case filed by a costumer, which led to the show’s cancellation in 1993.

A lawsuit has also been filed against him by a staff member of Fox’s sitcom series “The Grinder,” alleging that he assaulted and harassed her on the show’s set in 2015. In the end, the case was resolved and dismissed.

“The Wonder Years” first season is slated to end later this month, but it has yet to be renewed for a second season. Savage has not yet issued a comment in response to the claims.

Reactions to Why Is Fred Savage Fired From "The Wonder Years"?

This is when I knew Fred Savage was trouble

Can someone please tell me why Fred Savage got to direct eight episodes of ANY series starring a Black family in the first place? Literally could have hired directors of color instead.

This is 2022. Let's be honest. Fred Savage could have been fired for double dipping a corn chip.

I’m glad that Bill Murray & Fred Savage are being exposed for their inappropriate behavior! So many Boy Meets World costars spoke out against him for Sexual Assualt! I hope that one day Sabrina Carpenter & Rowan Blanchard breaks their silence on incidents on Girl Meets World set!

If you get fired from the Wonder Years, and you're Fred Savage, you did something real scummy. Like if you go to the circus and there's no elephant, you know that the elephant stomped on someone's head.

Fred Savage being fired as producer from ABC's "wonder years" reboot for an "uncontrollable outburst" I don't know what was said and I don't care but now Disney acting like it has a sense of morals is quite comical

Fred Savage was just fired off the Wonder Years reboot. Now the woke crowd is going after Kevin Arnold? When does it end?

Not surprised about Fred Savage. There's been stories about his conduct for days. Everyone can't be lying. I remember when he was on 'Boy Meets World', but I also remember when he was in 'No One Would Tell'. Seems like these type of roles came to him naturally. What a surprise.

And now wokesters are trying to take Fred Savage from us, just because he single handedly saved 60s nostalgia on The Wonderful Years.

Fred Savage is and always has been garbage. And the other brother is too.