FOX has given the green light to What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage, a real after-show about a fake sci-fi thriller series titled The Flare. The series was co-created and will be hosted by Emmy Award nominee Fred Savage.
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage is dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding television drama The Flare. The half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premieres Sunday, June 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
The Flare is based on fictional author TJ Whitford’s sci-fi book series, “The Moon is the Sun at Night,” which has been a favorite of Savage’s since childhood. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth – specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, IL – and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival.
The after-show will feature multiple segments, including authentic sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to The Flare and interviews with the “cast,” as well as discussions with fans and more.
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Double Hemm and The Crest Lamp Company. It was created by Fred Savage, Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, who will serve as executive producers alongside David A. Hurwitz, Jen Patton and Adam Lowitt. Additional writers include Abbey McBride, Edgar Momplaisir, Chase Mitchell, Agathe Panaretos and Sean O’Connor. Jon Cassar serves as director on The Flare, and Carrie Havel serves as director on the talk show.