Fred Savage is coming back to television for a new parody show on FOX. Initially, the network teased a fake drama series called “The Flare” on social media, and now that series is getting an after-show called “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage.” The after-show is dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding “The Flare,” while poking fun at the sudden rise in after-shows like “The Talking Dead.” The half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premieres Sunday, June 30th on FOX.
If you haven’t heard anything about “The Flare,” don’t worry because it’s all made up. The show is based on fictional author TJ Whitford’s sci-fi book series, “The Moon is the Sun at Night,” which has been a favorite of Savage’s since childhood. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth – specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, IL – and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival.
The after-show will feature multiple segments, including authentic sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to “The Flare” and interviews with the “cast,” as well as discussions with fans and more.
“What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Double Hemm and The Crest Lamp Company. The series itself was created by Fred Savage, Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, who will serve as executive producers alongside David A. Hurwitz, Jen Patton and Adam Lowitt. Fans of Savage can look forward to the new comedy series this June.
Additional writers include Abbey McBride, Edgar Momplaisir, Chase Mitchell, Agathe Panaretos and Sean O’Connor. Jon Cassar serves as director on “The Flare,” and Carrie Havel serves as director on the talk show.
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