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Laura Kariuki, EJ Williams, Saycon Sengbloh, Dulé Hill

Donna Reed Scholar in new ABC premiere.

When ABC’s new series reboot of The Wonder Years premieres tonight, the cast will include Saycon Sengbloh, a 1996 Donna Reed national scholarship winner in Acting and Musical Theatre.


Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, this is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time. The series stars Don Cheadle, narrating the series as adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Julian Lerner, Amari O’Neil, and Milan Ray.


The Wonder Years (Series premiere, Wednesday, September 22, 8:30/7:30c, ABC)