With the ongoing actors and writers strikes, according to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its family comedy series, “The Wonder Years”, after two seasons.

Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is an original coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, spotlighting the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.

The show’s second season release was pushed back to this past summer, which is never typically a good sign, as traditionally, this indicates that the ratings for the first season were lower than expected, and the second season also didn’t perform well, ranking as the lowest-rated and least-watched ABC series this summer. It also would rank last among ABC’s series that aired during the 2022-23 season.

The Peabody Award-winning series stars 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.

Lee Daniels, Saladin K. Patterson, Bob Daily and Jacque Edmonds Cofer served as executive producers. The series was produced by 20th Television.

This is the latest show in a long line of cancelled shows this year, as Disney has been on a cost-cutting program to reduce costs and to specifically reduce the amount of general entertainment content it produces, with an aim to create a more curated lineup of shows.

While Disney added the second season onto Disney+ in the United States shortly after the final episode aired on ABC, internationally, the second season hasn’t even been released onto Disney+ in some countries like the UK.   So it’s possible that Disney may not even release the second season internationally, especially with Disney being rather ruthless with writing off failed shows and deleting them. If you haven’t finished watching the show or have wanted to watch the show, I’d suggest doing so now, just in case Disney pulls the series as it has done with recently cancelled shows like “Single Drunk Female” and “Willow”.

“The Wonder Years” is available to watch now on Disney+ and Hulu.

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