Fred Savage, former star of the coming-of-age sitcom “The Wonder Years,” has just become a father for the third time.
Savage tweeted a simple photo of a newborn child’s hand with the caption “He’s here,” on Monday, and news of the birth is just starting to break.
The newborn boy, whose name has not been publicly announced, is the third child for Savage and his wife Jennifer Lynn Stone. The couple already have Oliver, 6, and Lily, 4.
At the same time, Savage’s brother, Ben Savage, has a big announcement of his own. Ben Savage was recently named a father himself. At least, he’ll be a dad on television.
Reports came out earlier this month that Savage, along with fellow “Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel, will reprise their roles as Topanga and Cory Mathews in the new series “Girl Meets World,” which will focus on the couple’s daughter.
In a lengthy blog post on her Tumblr, Fishel discussed the new series, saying, “Another thing I wouldn’t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made.” The “Boy Meets World” star continued: “I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW with the same honesty, innocence and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW.”
The new show, “Girl Meets World,” will focus on Cory and Topanga’s teenage daughter as she navigates the confusing world of adolescence.
The pilot episode of the potential follow-up comedy is still in the early stages of development, and Disney has yet to cast an actress as 13-year-old Riley Mathews, who will be the focus of the coming-of-age TV show. “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs is on board for the project.
The show will also cast a 14-year-old son named Elliot to play big brother to Riley, as well as a “dark and edgy” best friend for Riley, according to Entertainment Weekly. The edgy best friend will resemble Ryder Strong’s character, Shawn Hunter, from the original series, but the specifics could be significantly different.