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Fred Savage talks about his new show

by Kim Voynar, posted Jan 12th 2006 9:31AM

Bob talked last month about Fred Savage's new show, Crumbs, which debuts tomorrow night at 9:30EST on ABC. Bob didn't have a lot of info on the show at that time, but thanks to a great interview with Savage over on CNN, we now have more Fredtabulous scoop for you. Crumbs is a show about a dysfunctional family (I know, shocking to have a dysfunctional family in a sitcom, but bear with me). Jane Curtin plays the mom, who just got released from the mental hospital. Dad (William Devane) is expecting a baby with his girlfriend. One son is dead, one (Eddie McClintock) stuck around to run the family restaurant, and the third (Savage) is a gay prodigal son returning home from a failed Hollywood career.

Savage has spent the past ten years or so producing and directing, including Disney's Phil of the Future and Nickolodeon's Drake and Josh, but finally decided to get back into acting because he was "tantalized" by Crumbs. I'm tantalized by the show's description, and also by the idea of seeing Savage in front of the camera again. I loved, loved, loved me some Wonder Years, in large part due to what Savage brought to the character of Kevin. I'm curious to see what he brings to this new show, and if it will live up to the high expectations Savage has for it. Oh, and judging from the pics of him lately, the 29-year-old actor has aged pretty darn well, too. Just look at that face - he still looks like sweet-faced Kevin, just more grown up and, well, manly. I'm just saying.

Speaking of Savage and Wonder Years, let's roll out the TV Squad Memory Machine: what was your favorite Wonder Years episode? I asked my husband and we both said the same thing: Margaret Farquar.

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Nick Burns

You make it sound like Fred hasn't been in front of the TV camera since "Wonder Years"... lest we forget a great little sitcom that was axed before it really took off: "Working":

I loved that show! It was nice to see him on TV again.

January 12 2006 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Some people were saying Arrested Devlopment has nothing to be paired with should ABC pick it up, but it sounds like this would be a fine pairing if this show is any good.

January 12 2006 at 10:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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