ABC will promote its reimagining of The Wonder Years, starring Don Cheadle and Dulé Hill, by sprinkling some of the show’s original cast members across its primetime lineup, the network said Thursday during its turn at the Television Critics Association’s 2021 virtual press tour.
Fred Savage, who also executive produces and directs the series’ revised version, will guest star on The Conners; while Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper, will appear on Home Economics; and Dan Lauria will show up on The Goldbergs, all on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
The new Wonder Years premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.
Speaking of The Conners, the Roseanne spinoff will return for season four on Wednesday, Sept. 22, with a live episode. Viewers can win a chance to take part with the “You Can Be A Conner” sweepstakes launching Thursday. Winners will end up being a part of the live broadcast by being on the receiving end of a phone call from one of The Conners’ cast.
Queens—a new drama starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy as four hip-hop legends trying to recapture the swagger they had when they were legends in the ‘90s—premieres Tuesday, Oct. 19.
On the unscripted side, ABC News, in concert with Disney Parks, is producing The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World, a celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. The special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, will air Friday, Oct. 1, on ABC. Christina Aguilera and The Little Mermaid’s Halle Bailey are scheduled to perform, while Anthony Anderson, Tom Brady, John Stamos, George Lucas and more will be featured.
Steve Harvey will star in a 10-episode one-hour unscripted courtroom comedy series, Judge Steve Harvey, on ABC primetime, with the production company currently casting the show. Kevin Hart is doing a turn on ABC’s Friday night reality hit, Shark Tank, and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune returns to the network on Sunday, Sept. 26 with such stars as Anthony Anderson, Tituss Burgess and Laverne Cox.
[Images of The Wonder Years courtesy of ABC]