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Wonder Years on ABC, Wednesday Nights at 8:30 p.m!

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Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is a new original coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.

"The Wonder Years," the classic 1980s sitcom starring Fred Savage as precocious young Kevin Arnold growing up in the late ’60s and early ’70s suburbs, is getting a remake on ABC this fall (premiering Wednesday, 8:30 EDT/PDT). But this time it follows an African American family in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1968. Produced by Lee Daniels (creator of "Empire") and Saladin K. Patterson ("Psych"), the new series captures the nostalgia and carefree tone of the original "The Wonder Years," all the while highlighting a thriving, middle-class Black family of that era. 

“It’s the same tone as The Wonder Years,” original series star Fred Savage explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the night before the reboot’s Sept. 22 premiere. Savage haa literally passed the baton to the show’s new preteen star, Elisha “EJ” Williams.

Savage (who played original Wonder Years lead Kevin Arnold) doesn’t star in the new Wonder Years, but he directed the pilot and is an executive producer on the project.

Who is in the new Wonder Years?

• Don Cheadle narrating as adult Dean Williams

• Elisha “EJ” Williams as young Dean Williams

• Saycon Sengbloh as Dean’s mother Lillian Williams

• Dulé Hill as Dean’s father Bill Williams, a music professor and master griller

• Laura Kariuki as Dean’s popular cheerleader sister Kim Williams

• Julian Lerner as Dean’s friend Brad Hitman

• Amari O’Neil as Dean’s friend Cory Long

• Milan Ray as Dean’s tough cookie crush Keisa Clemmons

• Allen Maldonado as humorous baseball coach Coach Long

You can watch the new Wonder Years on ABC Network, on Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m., stream it via Hulu and Hulu+ Live TV and on-demand after airing through your cable provider.



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