Fred Savage Fired As ‘The Wonder Years’ Director After Inappropriate Conduct

The famous child actor-turned-director has now been dismissed

Fred Savage, who rose to fame with ABC’s The Wonder Years, has now been fired from the show’s renewal. Savage was on board as the director and executive producer since the new series began production in 2021. But following complaints of misconduct and an investigation, Savage was let go of his position by Disney. Let’s read more on the incident.

Fred Savage and The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years was one of the most successful series in the late 80s, and introduced Savage as a promising child actor. When the series got renewed, Savage, now 45, got on board behind the scenes.

Following the firing, a spokesperson spoke about the incident to Deadline. He said that they were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and an investigation was launched, as per policy. Once it was completed, his contract as the director and executive producer was terminated. The person did not comment further.

While they did not elaborate, other sources claim that the reason was due to verbal outbursts and inappropriate behavior. The show’s renewal has also not been decided, but it is likely that we will get more seasons.

Previous Incidents

Fred Savage
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Alley Mills, who starred in the original show as Savage’s mother spoke in 2018 about a completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit. The suit was filed against the then 16-year-old Fred Savage and Jason Hervey, who was 20 years old. It got settled in court later. But in the same year, a crew member from Savage’s sitcom The Grinder came forward and filed a lawsuit for the actor for on-set harassment. But no evidence was found.

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