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Fred Savage Comedy Lands at CBS THR

CBS is moving forward with a comedy project from former "Wonder Years" star Fred Savage. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the network made a script deal for the single-dad project, "Raised by Wolves."

"The half-hour effort will revolve around a 20-something guy who suddenly becomes a full-time dad to his 7-year-old daughter. As the title suggests, his buddies will band together to help him raise her," THR reports. "The project is being produced by CBS TV Studios, where 'Wolves' executive producer Fred Savage signed an overall deal when he launched his production company in late 2011. Matt Dearborn ('Even Stevens') and Racelle Rosett ('Blossom') will co-write and executive produce."

Savage has come a long way from "Wonder Years," the report notes. The actor "has managed to successfully transition behind the camera, where his work as a TV director has earned him the most attention," the story reports. "Among his small-screen credits: 'Modern Family,' '2 Broke Girls' and NBC's short-lived 'Best Friends Forever,' for which he was an executive producer as well. Earlier in his helming days, Savage directed a few episodes of Dearborn's 'Stevens.' In March, Savage was tapped to direct the Charlize Theron comedy film 'Ladies Night.'"

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