Fred Savage is snuffing out any hope that his seminal series “Wonder Years” will get a modern day revival.
“Zero,” Savage told People magazine of the chances for a reunion of the hit ABC drama during the ATX television Festival in Austin, Texas. “Never,” he added.
The 38-year-old actor — who’s starring on the new Fox comedy “Grinder” alongside Rob Lowe in the fall — feels that reuniting the cast would ruin the perfect moment in the characters’ lives on the series.
“The Wonder Years” starred Savage as young boy coming of age during the 1960s. It aired from 1988-1993 on ABC.
“You can’t really go back to it,” he explained. “You can’t all be 12 again, and that’s why that time in our life is so special and why all the memories still stay with us and warm us and haunt us and all those things — because we can’t go back to it.”
TV has certainly been looking to the past for programming. “Full House” is already getting a spinoff on Netflix and an unauthorised Lifetime movie. NBC is bringing back “Coach.” Fox is in production on “The X-Files” again. Plus, CBS is already airing an “Odd Couple” remake.
But, if one really wanted to revisit the show, last year’s release of the entire series on DVD is a nice option.
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