The Wonder Years TV Show to Make a Comeback with a Black Family
The Wonder Years television show is getting a reboot with an African-American family.
The Wonder Years was one of my favorite shows when I was young, so I'm excited about the news.
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The show was originally on ABC from 1988 to 1993. The main characters were Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage, Gwendolyn “Winnie” Cooper, played by Danica McKellar and Paul Pfeiffer, played by Josh Saviano. The reboot of the show will be set in the '60s, according to WIVB. A pilot has been approved by ABC. If the network green-lights the series, it will be a 30-minute show, set in Montgomery, Alabama.
The project is backed by Saladin Peterson, who will write and executive produce it. Lee Daniels will be an executive producer of the reboot. Fred Savage will write and produce, as well.
We need some more Black family comedies on TV. I'm talking about those great, classic shows like 'Good Times,' 'The Jeffersons,' 'Family Matters,' and 'The Cosby Show.' I can't wait to see what the come up with!
Danica, who played Winnie, tweeted about the reboot:
“Fred emailed me last night to share the news!” McKellar wrote. “I can’t wait to see what he & @leedanielsent create. I have no doubt it will both honor the original show & do justice to the realities of growing up black in 1960’s.”