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What Really Happened With Fred Savage on ‘The Wonder Years’

It was as Fred Savage was preparing to direct his ninth episode of ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years that a group of six women on the crew united to take action. Despite their fears about possible repercussions, in February they sent a complaint to Disney and subsequently spoke to an HR executive regarding their […]

Peabody Awards: ‘We Are Lady Parts,’ ‘In the Same Breath’ Among Third Round of Winners

The Peabody Awards have today announced their third round of winners, with We Are Lady Parts and The Wonder Years taking home prizes in the entertainment category. Other notable winners include the HBO Max documentary In the Same Breath, which was presented by Lisa Ling, and ABC News’ The Appointment, presented by Jenny Slate. Winners […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Presents Peabody Award to ABC’s ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot

ABC’s Wonder Years reboot is the latest recipient of a 2022 Peabody Award, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. Presenter Sheryl Lee Ralph points out how the 1960s-set sitcom — now set in Montgomery, Alabama, where audiences follow the Black, middle-class Williams family — highlights some of the “awful truths” she experienced growing up as a […]

‘Wonder Years’ Showrunner on “Moving Forward” After Fred Savage Firing

The team behind the The Wonder Years — including Don Cheadle, Dulé Hill, EJ Williams, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki and showrunner Saladin K. Patterson — turned out at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sunday evening for a FYC screening of the season one finale and panel after the show. The cast remained tight-lipped […]

‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Conners,’ ‘Big Sky’ Renewed at ABC

ABC’s scripted series roster for 2022-23 will look a great deal like that for 2021-22. The network has handed out renewals for five shows ahead of next week’s upfronts — dramas Big Sky and A Million Little Things and comedies The Conners, Home Economics and The Wonder Years. The pickups put a bow on ABC’s […]

How Fred Savage Was Convinced to Relive His Wonder Years

Fred Savage had no intention of revisiting his past. In fact, he said as much, multiple times, when asked about a potential Wonder Years revival. “And I stand by it,” he says now. While the coming-of-age comedy that premiered this fall bears the Wonder Years name, the former star insists Saladin K. Patterson’s version is […]

‘Scenes From a Marriage,’ ‘Dopesick,’ ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Showrunners on Adapting Source Material for TV

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE Original: 1973 Sveriges Television miniseries Current: 2021 HBO limited series When Ingmar Bergman’s six-episode series depicting the end of a marriage hit Swedish TV screens in 1973, it was considered so impactful that the country’s rising divorce rates were partially blamed on the portrait of a couple in crisis. (Its subsequent 167-minute theatrical […]

‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Home Economics’ Snag Full-Season Pickups at ABC

ABC is extending the runs of The Wonder Years and Home Economics. The two Wednesday comedies have been picked up for full seasons at the broadcast network. ABC has ordered nine more episodes of each series, bringing both to the traditional full-season tally of 22. The back-nine order for The Wonder Years marks ABC’s first […]

TV Ratings: ‘Conners’ Hits Season High, ‘Wonder Years’ Rises

A wedding on The Conners pushed the show to its biggest audience of the fall on Wednesday. The Wonder Years also improved for ABC, while NBC’s three Chicago shows gave the network a primetime win in both total viewers and adults 18-49. The Conners pulled in 3.59 million viewers and a 0.61 rating among adults […]

Veteran Shows Dominate 3-Day Ratings for Premiere Week

Long-running series were the biggest beneficiaries of delayed viewing in the first week of the season. CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s Chicago PD added the most total viewers, and the latter also had the largest gain among adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s three-day ratings for the week of Sept. 21-27. NCIS was the lone entertainment program to […]

TV Ratings: ‘Wonder Years’ Scores Decent Start for ABC

ABC’s Wonder Years reboot put up respectable Nielsen numbers for its premiere Wednesday, fitting in well with the network’s comedy lineup and scoring the best adults 18-49 rating for a series debut in the first three days of the new season. Survivor returned from a year away to solid numbers for CBS, though it fell […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Wonder Years’ Creator on Exploring Racism and Political Turmoil in ABC Update

Welcome to Episode 136 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the […]