ABC is bringing back The Wonder Years, putting in development a new take from Empire creator Lee Daniels, that will shift the focus to a Black middle class family in Alabama. The new version will be directed and executive produced by Fred Savage, who starred as Kevin Arnold in the original series.
Studio 20th Century Fox Television said that it found “no evidence of any wrongdoing” on the part of Fred Savage in a completed investigation into claims that the actor verbally harassed female crew members on the set of comedy series The Grinder.
The streaming giant has handed an eight-episode order to Friends From College, a half-hour comedy starring — hold onto your hats! — How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders, Key & Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key, The Grinder‘s Fred Savage and Ben and Kate‘s Nat Faxon. Rounding out the insane ensemble is Annie Parisse (Person of Interest, The Following) and relative newcomer Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project).