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ABC Cancels ‘The Wonder Years’ After Two Seasons

The Wonder Years

Despite “The Wonder Years” second season ending with a trip to Disneyland, ABC has decided to cancel the series a month after that finale episode aired.

The Details

Apparently despite the actual visit to Disneyland, “The Wonder Years” ranked as the lowest-rated and least watched ABC series this summer, behind the network’s unscripted slate.

It also ranked last among ABC’s series that aired during the 2022-23 season.

I guess the numbers and views were not there to save the show for another season, not to mention with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes it would probably be a while before a third season would be possible.

The Wonder Years cast at Disneyland

The Show

Inspired by the 1988 series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s.

The series is narrated through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean, as he navigates growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter, and lessons learned along the way.

“The Wonder Years” starred Don Cheadle, narrating the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams as Dean Williams, Dulé Hill as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil as Cory Long and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons.

If you’d like to check out the show to see if it was worth saving after all, both seasons of the show are available on both Disney+ and on Hulu.