EXCLUSIVE: Actor-turned-director/producer Fred Savage is setting his sights on development next. Savage has launched a production company and has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios to develop new projects, which he will produce and direct. Savage, who burst into the scene as the child actor on The Wonder Years, went on to star on such series as Working and Crumbs before segueing into TV directing and recently expanding into producing too. He has directed more than 100 episodes of primetime series, most recently, ABC’s Modern Family and Happy Endings, and CBS 2 Broke Girls. Savage, repped by CAA and Karl Austen, served as director/producer on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Party Down, and is currently executive producing and directing two projects at NBC, mid-season comedy series Best Friends Forever and an untitled Tommy Dewey/Greg Bratman project, now in development.
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