ABC Gives ‘The Wonder Years’ The Boot: Show Canceled After 2 Seasons 

ABC has announced that it will not be ordering a third season of The Wonder Years. This comes after the revamped TV series concluded its season 2 on the network just last month. The announcement means that fans of the show will be left without any closure or conclusion to the The Wonder Years’ many cliffhangers, leading to many mournful and outraged posts on social media.

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Why was ‘The Wonder Years’ canceled?

With its second season being pushed back and airing in the summer, The Wonder Years may have signaled its potential fate. Historically, the summer months have been used as a landing place for scripted series that have either been canceled or are at risk of ending. The show also ranks as the lowest-rated and least-watched series for ABC during the summer, behind their unscripted slate. Aside from this, the show places last among ABC’s series during the 2022-23 season as well, based on viewership.

What is ‘The Wonder Years’ about?

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Inspired by the 1988 series of the same name, The Wonder Years follows a middle-class Black family in Montgomery, Alabama as they navigate life’s challenges while living through the late 1960s. The show is narrated through the eyes of imaginative 12-year-old Dean, as he experiences the ups and downs of growing up and learning life lessons along the way.

Don Cheadle narrates the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams portrays young Dean Williams, Dulé Hill plays Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh appears as Lillian Williams, with Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil as Cory Long, and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons.