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After A Misconduct Investigation Fred Savage Was Fired From The Wonder Years Reboot

Following an inquiry into his actions, Fred Savage, who starred in the original The Wonder Years and was involved in the revival, has been sacked.

Many recent productions have had to deal with allegations involving their leading actors and top creatives, ranging from Jeff Garlin's departure from The Goldbergs following repeated claims of inappropriate verbal and physical conduct, to the Aziz Ansari film Being Mortal being halted due to an investigation into Bill Murray's behavior. In addition, after the findings of an inquiry into sexual harassment against a female co-star, Frank Langella has been sacked and replaced in Netflix's forthcoming limited series The Fall of the House of Usher. Another incident of improper behaviour on set has resulted in firing.


According to THR, Savage was fired as executive producer and director of the Wonder Years reboot after an inquiry into three different complaints of inappropriate behavior on site. According to sources, Savage participated with the inquiry into allegations of outbursts and improper behavior. The specifics of the claims are unknown, and Savage has yet to reply to his dismissal. The show's production company, 20th Television, issued the following statement in response to Savage's dismissal:


“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.”

Savage was previously accused of sexual harassment when he featured in the one-season show The Grinder in 2015. Youngjoo Hwang, a crew worker, sued Savage and the show's network Fox in 2018, alleging that Savage mistreated her on set and created a hostile environment. The network said it found no evidence after an inquiry, while Savage denied the claims in a statement. Simultaneously, actress Alley Mills, who played the mother of Savage's character on the original series of The Wonder Years, condemned a sexual harassment complaint brought against Savage and co-star Jason Hervey, which she alleges contributed to the discontinuation of the program.


However, with the revival of The Wonder Years, there appears to be enough evidence for Savage to be fired immediately. More details about the scenario are very expected to emerge, and only time will tell if he will respond. While Savage has played an active role in the program, directing eight episodes, including the pilot, it is critical that the set be kept secure and that no one feels harassed or abused. The Wonder Years has two more episodes to air, and the network has yet to renew it for a second season.

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