Fred Savage Dropped From ‘The Wonder Years’ Amid Allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Savage has been dropped as an executive producer and director of the rebooted “The Wonder Years” amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, the television show’s production company has confirmed. “Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon […]

‘This Is Us’ Writers Land Drama, Comedy Pilots At ABC

Executive producer, writer and director Kay Oyegun is behind an untitled drama about a group of therapists who work together at a practice in Philadelphia. Co-exec producers and writers David Windsor and Casey Johnson, meanwhile, are penning a comedy titled Not Dead Yet, about a woman who gets a new lease on life after finding a job writing obituaries. Both shows come from Disney’s 20th Television, which produces This Is Us.

Maggie Mull Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal At 20th Television

Maggie Mull, co-creator of the upcoming Hulu comedy series Maggie, has signed a multi-year overall deal at 20th Television. At the studio, she will continue working on Maggie while also creating new series and supervising other live-action and animated comedies for all platforms. Mull’s previous credits include writing and producing on Fox’s vFamily Guy and the CBS series Life in Pieces.

Michelle Mendelovitz Exits As 20th Television Head Of Drama

Monica Lewinsky Signs First-Look Deal With 20th TV

Lee Daniels Signs New Overall Deal With 20th Television

Chet Dave To Head Comedy At Disney’s 20th TV

Longtime studio exec Chet Dave has been promoted to head the studio’s comedy division. He replaces Cheryl Dolins, who left the studio in December. Dave, who will hold the SVP comedy development title, will report to EVP Development Carolyn Cassidy.

Marci Proietto To Head New 20th Television Animation Production Unit

Disney Removes Fox From TV Studios

Nearly a year and a half after acquiring 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 TV Studios, Disney is changing the former to simply 20th Television, while the latter will become Touchstone Television. Additionally, ABC Studios and its subsidiary ABC Signature Studios are folding into one unit that will now be called ABC Signature. The full integration of the Disney Television Studios rebranding is effective immediately, with new logos and motion end cards that viewers will see on screen expected to be completed by year’s end. No executive changes or layoffs are expected as part of the changes.

Disney’s 20th TV Taps Apple Exec To Lead Drama Development

Liz Meriwether Inks New Overall Deal With Disney’s 20th TV

Jerrod Carmichael In Big Overall Deal With 20th TV


Official: ‘Page Six TV’ Headed To Syndication

The co-production of the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America has been picked up by Fox O&Os in 17 markets and is set to debut next fall.

Tim Allen ‘Standing’ Tall In Chicago

Tim Allen visited Chicago last Thursday to promote the off-network syndication launch of his sitcom, Last Man Standing. The comedy holds the No. 1 slot among all the new first-run and off-network syndicated programming and is already ranked No. 6 among all 19 syndicated comedies. Last Man Standing airs on many Tribune stations, including WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia and KDAF Dallas. On hand were (l-r): Ken Lawson, 20th Television, Sean Compton, Tribune, Allen and Larry Wert, Tribune.

20th TV To Offer Second-Screen Engagement

It will use WiOffer’s WiO cross-platform mobile app to supply offers, savings and information anytime, anywhere from national or hyper-local brands. WiO will be promoted across 20th Television’s shows, and features voice recognition, text and ACR (audio content recognition) technologies, allowing viewers to interact with advertiser brands.

Condé Nast, 20th TV Ink First-Look Deal

‘Nikita’ Producer Inks Overall Deal At 20th TV

‘Modern Family’ Duo Inks Deal With 20th Television