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The Wonder Years Reboot with Dule Hill Is Officially Happening at ABC

"What would you do if I sang out a tune?" If those song lyrics strike a chord in your memory triggering a homemade movie montage, you were probably a fan of ABC's The Wonder Years when it ran from 1988 to 1993. The original series was created by writers Neal Marlens and Carol Black and their goal was to create a family show that would appeal to the baby-boomer generation by setting the series in the late '60s, a time of radical change in America's history. They also wanted the show to chronicle the life of a normal boy growing up during the period. The original Wonder Years was the series that America watched Fred Savage grow up on. Now all grown up and enjoying a thriving career as both an actor and director, Savage will be one of the creative forces behind the new ABC reboot of the beloved series.
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'Wonder Years' Reboot Adds Dule Hill, Laura Kariuki

The family at the center of ABC's Wonder Years reboot is coming into focus. Dulé Hill and Laura Kariuki have joined the cast of the pilot, which centers on a Black family in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1986. The show, from writer Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory, The Bernie Mac Show) and executive producer Lee Daniels, is based on the beloved 1988-93 series of the same name.
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ABC's The Wonder Years reboot casts Dulé Hill as the father and Laura Kariuki as the sister

Hill will star as family patriarch Bill Williams opposite the previously cast Saycon Sengbloh, who will play family matriarch Lillian. Kariuki will play Kim Williams, the teenage sister of main cast member Elisha Williams, who plays Dean. Hill's character is a "a music professor by day and a funk musician by night – described by Adult Dean as 'The baddest guy I knew,'" according to Variety. "Almost always calm and composed, his favorite words are “be cool.” Bill wants his family and their black, middle class neighborhood to remain self-sufficient and he puts his money where his mouth is."