'Wonder Years' Star Fred Savage to Direct Martin Lawrence TV Comedy

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Fred Savage has moved past the “Wonder Years” to become quite the comedy director.

He recently accepted a deal to direct an untitled Martin Lawrence comedy for CBS. The Hollywood Reporter says this comes hot on the heels of his signing of a two year contract with CBS to direct, produce and create his own projects.

Savage has built up a fantastic resume in directing comedies. He’s worked on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Happy Endings,” “Modern Family” and “Best Friends Forever.” In January, he was nominated for a DGA award for his contributions to “Modern Family.”

The Lawrence pilot is about a widowed father who decides to attend the police academy after losing his job as a construction worker. Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger, who produced “$#*! My Dad Says,” wrote the pilot.


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