‘The Wonder Years’ Set for ABC Reboot With Black Family As Main Cast [Lee Daniels to Executive Produce]

Published: Wednesday 8th Jul 2020 by Rashad

‘The Wonder Years,’ which aired from 1988 to 1993, is set to see its name added to the list of classic TV shows getting a modern day reboot.

Unlike its predecessors though, the revamped series is coming back with a twist so significant it will likely change the entire dynamic of the plot.

Details inside:


“ABC is making a pilot for an updated version of The Wonder Years – the 1988 coming-of-age dramedy that ran for six seasons and starred Fred Savage as a middle-class suburban teenager growing up during the late 1960s and early ’70s.

The revival will be set during the same time period, except it will focus on a Black family in Montgomery, Ala.

The show will be executive produced by Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, while Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory) is the showrunner and original series co-creator Neal Marlens will be a consultant. Savage is on board as well, as a director and executive producer.”


As of time reported, no official premiere dates have been revealed.

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  1. Fancy BISH July 8, 2020

    I love The Wonder Years! 🥰🤳🏽

    • chilepleaseee July 8, 2020

      I swear they think lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Kenya Barris are the only ones capable

  2. Only Facts July 8, 2020

    After what lee Daniels did with empire, I’m good. His writing is worse than Tyler Perry’s…and that’s bad. Good luck to people he casts…

  3. Justmeeeee July 8, 2020

    I Loved that show.
    If Daniels has anything to do with this revamp then you already know that he is going to make one of the characters g**…
    When it is not necessary nor will it be a reflection of the original show

    I do nit like Daniels at all
    Never have
    Never will
    He is a poison to the Black community

    • Paulo July 8, 2020

      Cause there weren’t Black LGBTQ people in the 60s, right? Calm down and suck a d*** ho

      • Justmeeeee July 8, 2020

        @ Paulo
        So because you are g** that gives you a right yo disrespect me ???
        LGBT are blatant hypocrites

        For the people who actually watched this show, there were No g@ys on the show, that was my point…

        Daniels will change that and make one of the sons g** just to support his personal agenda.

        Lgbt tries to insert themselves in everything and force their ideals onto everyone else.
        Put that crap on g** channels for your viewing pleasure instead of disgusting everybody else.
        News Flash most people do not want to see 2 men kissing.
        That is reality.
        If that is what you “prefer” then go where you are celebrated
        Not tolerated.
        Just about every show that pushes that crap onto viewers ends up cancelled.
        This is a fact.

        I have a right to disagree eith Lgbt
        And I do. Deal with it.

      • Paulo July 8, 2020

        Blablabla. You don’t get to erase folks you don’t like so just like I have to skip this crap on this site you’ll have to see LGBTQ people on TV or turn it off. Deal with it

      • Justmeeeee July 9, 2020

        I never said that i don’t like LGBT people. But as usual you guys try to twist the narrative to play victim.
        I simply disagree with your ideals and sexual behavior….
        By virtue of you being so defensive, it is a clear sign that you know it’s wrong.
        If the whole world became g**
        The human species would cease to exist.
        You have no counter argument
        Just foolish childish talk.
        Do you.
        P.S. I GLADLY change channels to avoid viewing abominable behavior.
        You cannot force your ideals onto society and make people think it’s normal. LGBT is tolerated for political reasons only.
        No hate, just honesty

      • Just Stoooop September 23, 2021

        no no, Justmeeee is on to something here! and he is absolutely correct!

  4. The+Truth July 8, 2020

    I was semi-excited about this until I saw Lee Daniels named attached to it. Is this go be another Empire level of creativity? Ugh!

  5. just+saying July 8, 2020

    Loved Wonder Years as a kid. But… can we NOT have another reboot!? Especially “The Black Version of _____” I’m over it. Throw it in the garbage. Original content only, please.

  6. Paulo July 8, 2020

    If they do it in historical accuracy then it’s gonna be a whole other show. They should call it something else but it seems like a great project

  7. chilepleaseee July 8, 2020

    I swear they think lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Kenya Barris are the only ones capable

  8. Truth July 9, 2020

    Everybody Hates Chris has already been done.. no thanks!!

    • Happy+n+Rich July 9, 2020


  9. Fancy BISH July 9, 2020

    I wish we could come up with our own ideas.

    • Fancy BISH July 9, 2020

      @Clarkson, Did you watch the documentary about your people? 😂

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