Fred Savage was ‘quick to anger’ on TV show set: report

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News that Fred Savage was “quick to anger” emerged a week after he was fired from executive producing and directing ABC’s reboot of “The Wonder Years.”

Sources who worked alongside Savage told People magazine that the director was “quick to anger,” which hurt people who worked with him. Savage is facing misconduct allegations on the set of the ABC show.

“He makes his teams work pretty hard by always doing more takes than necessary,” the insider told the outlet. “Some directors just overshoot. Sometimes they feel like they didn’t get the performance or they want to try a different angle or things like that. He overshoots, and the days are longer, which gives more opportunities to break people.”

Fred Savage is accused of being ‘quick to anger’ after ‘improper conduct’ allegations were made against him.
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A second source shared with the outlet that Savage “can have a temper and the occasional outburst.”

FRED SAVAGE FIRED FROM ‘WONDER YEARS’ RESTART AFTER ‘IMPROPRIATE CONDUCT’ ALLEGATIONS

A representative for Savage did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Another source spoke to People, saying Savage spent the weekend with his wife, Jennifer Lynn, at their home in Los Angeles.

“He didn’t seem stressed,” the source told the outlet. “He seems pretty relaxed and enjoying his free time.”

Disney has announced that the company has severed ties with Savage as executive producer and director of: The Wonder Years” after an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate conduct” was opened on Friday.

Jason Hervey, Olivia d'Abo, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Josh Saviano and Danica McKellar in

Jason Hervey, Olivia d’Abo, Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Josh Saviano and Danica McKellar in “The Wonder Years”.
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In a statement to Fox News, 20th Television, which is a subsidiary of Disney Television Studios, said it had severed ties with Savage.

“Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fred Savage, and as policy dictates, an investigation was launched. Upon completion, the decision was made to terminate his employment as as executive producer and director of ‘The Wonder Years.'” the spokesperson said.

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This isn’t the first time Savage has been the subject of a bullying scandal.

As previously reported in 2018, his on-screen mother on “The Wonder Years,” Alley Mills, claimed the show had not been picked up for a seventh season due to ongoing harassment allegations against him.

Actor Fred Savage attends the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Actor Fred Savage attends the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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And in 1993, another costume designer, Monique Long, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging she was unable to do her job because Savage, then 16, allegedly made sexual remarks, offered her a liaison and asked him to hold his hand. She was eventually fired from the show. The case was dropped after an undisclosed out-of-court settlement.

Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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