“Wonder Years” star Fred Savage has grown into quite a formidable comedy director; most recently, he accepted a deal to direct an untitled Martin Lawrence comedy pilot for CBS. The ink is barely dry on Savage’s two-year contract with CBS TV Studios to direct, produce and create his own projects, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Thus far, Savage has worked on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Happy Endings,” “Modern Family” and “Best Friends Forever.” In January, he was nominated for a DGA award for his contributions to “Modern Family.”
The CBS pilot features Lawrence as a widowed father who decides to attend the police academy after losing his job as a construction worker. Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger, who produced “$#*! My Dad Says,” wrote the pilot.