Episodes: Nine (half-hour)
TV show dates: June 30, 2019 — September 1, 2019
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Fred Savage, Taylor Tomlinson, Jon Cassar, Carrie Havel, Bethany Cosentino, and Bobb Bruno.
TV show description:
Airing on the FOX television network, What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage was created by Savage, Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein. It is a fandom-filled aftershow that’s devoted to a fictional television drama series called The Flare.
The Flare TV show is based on fictional author TJ Whitford’s sci-fi book series, The Moon is the Sun at Night. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth — specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, IL. As the story progresses, it becomes a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival. Jon Cassar directs the (fictional) drama series.
The book has supposedly been a favorite of Savage’s (playing a fictional version of himself) since childhood. A hybrid comedy and talk show, the parody series features multiple segments, including sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to The Flare, interviews with The Flare cast and fans, and more.
Savage is aided by a co-host (Taylor Tomlinson) and the aftershow’s music is provided by Best Coast (Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno), the in-house band. Carrie Havel serves as the fictional director on the talk show.
Episode #9 — Havenbrook
After The Flare is cancelled, Fred is heartbroken but must now do his job discussing FOX’s new hit teen drama Havenbrook. Ron Funches and former WWE wrestler Paige stop by.
First aired: September 1, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?