The Wonder Years

Continuing / 7:00pm ABC (US) 23 min.
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, Deanís hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their ďwonder yearsĒ in a turbulent time.

Season 1

22 Episodes

Itís the end of the school year, and summer excitement is all around. When Bill and Lillian each receive major career opportunities, tension builds as they decide who will handle more of the household responsibilities. Meanwhile, Dean and Keisa take shelter together as a tornado tears through Montgomery, providing the perfect moment for Dean to tell her how he really feels.
May 18 2022
Dean tries to impress Keisaís cool new boyfriend, Broderick, by inviting him and his friends over for a party Kim is throwing while Bill and Lillian are away for the night. Things get out of hand just as Bill and Lillian arrive home, and Dean is forced to admit he isnít being true to himself.
May 11 2022
Bill is excited to have made tenure at the university, only to find that his focus on career and family has cost him his spot in his band. Lillian encourages Bill to write and perform solo, especially as an attractive young jazz singer approaches Bill to collaborate. Meanwhile, Bruce adjusts to living at home.
Apr 20 2022
Bruce returns home from Vietnam, and the family is shocked to find out he is dating an older woman with an 8-year-old son with whom he is eager to start his life. When they learn more about Bruceís latest deployment, they begin to understand his survivorsí guilt and come together to support him.
Apr 13 2022
When Dean comes down with the chicken pox on his way to a hunting trip with Bill and Grandaddy Clisby, Lillian forces the three of them to quarantine together. Clisby pushes homemade remedies on them out of his mistrust of doctors, but heís forced to reckon with this when Deanís condition worsens.
Apr 06 2022
Kim is excited to start her new job as a waitress at the local diner, which Dean adopts as his local hangout; when Kim experiences drama with her friends, she finds unlikely allies in a tough co-worker and her younger brother.
Mar 23 2022
When Dean learns that Corey's dad, Coach Long, is in the doghouse, he struggles to keep this secret from his friend.
Mar 16 2022
When their teacher goes on maternity leave, Dean, Cory and Keisa are excited to be taught by Mr. Brady, the schoolís first Black teacher. Mr. Brady encourages the students to try out for the Knowledge Bowl team where Dean faces some unexpected challenges.
Mar 02 2022
The family spends spring break with Lillianís parents in the countryside, and Dean lies to his cousins about city life in Montgomery to impress them. Meanwhile, Lillian helps to settle a land dispute between her parents and their neighbors to impress her difficult-to-please mother.
Feb 23 2022
Deanís plans to ask Keisa to the Valentineís Day Dance are foiled when another boy asks her out first after a new makeover makes her the talk of the school. Meanwhile, Bill and Lillian make Kim sign up for a Big Sister program to have extracurricular activities for her college applications.
Feb 02 2022
When Dean loses his position as first chair saxophone in the school band, Bill lays the pressure on him to earn it back. But after a talk with Lillian, Bill realizes heís being a bit too harsh and forcing his own dreams upon Dean.
Jan 19 2022
Brad works through his nerves preparing for his bar mitzvah speech while Dean ends his friendship with Keisa when Charlene tells him he canít be friends with other girls. Things come to a head when the whole group comes together to celebrate Bradís bar mitzvah.
Jan 12 2022
Bill and Lillian decide to join high society club Lads & Ladies as a way to introduce Kim and Dean to positive influences in the community. Bill, Kim and Dean fit right in, but things take a turn when Lillian is treated differently for being a working mom.
Jan 05 2022
Dean canít wait to spend Christmas with his older brother, Bruce, when he returns home from Vietnam. But adjusting to life back in Montgomery comes with unexpected challenges for Bruce, and the rest of the Williams family rely on their favorite holiday traditions to bring cheer.
Dec 01 2021
After seeing Dean bullied by Michael after school Lillian goes to confront his parents and learns he needs more compassion than discipline. Much to Deanís dismay, she takes Michael under her wing and helps him with his project for the science fair Ė an event where Dean typically excels.
Nov 17 2021
As Kimís campaign for a car coincides with the need to take Grandaddy Clisbyís keys away, Bill proposes a solution that is only pleasing to him: Kim can drive, so long as she takes her grandfather and Dean around town. Later on at the mall, Dean is worried about seeming uncool when Clisby ends up chaperoning him and his friends, but Clisby has a few crowd-pleasing tricks up his sleeve.
Nov 03 2021
When Coach Long and Bill take the boys on a camping trip as part of their newly formed scout troop, their starkly different approaches to the outdoors show Dean that his father isnít good at everything. As a thunderstorm threatens an eerie quest through the woods, Bill leans into his expertise to save the day.
Oct 27 2021
Dean is reluctant to attend the annual church lock-in until Kim tells him itís where she got her first kiss. He enlists his friends to help him pair up with Keisa, but his plans are thwarted when he instead gets paired up with the pastorís daughter, Charlene.
Oct 20 2021
Itís ďTake Your Son to Work DayĒ and Dean heads to band practice with Bill. But the ďgrown folksí businessĒ at the music studio prompts Lillian to have to pick up Dean. While at her office, Dean finally learns what his mom does while heís at school all day, gaining a newfound respect for her career and ambition.
Oct 13 2021
Dean stumbles upon some ďracy literatureĒ and shares it with friends at school. When he is caught by the school principal, Bill and Lillian navigate uncharted territory as parents and Dean learns that manhood isnít all itís cracked up to be.
Oct 06 2021
While Dean reckons with his first taste of heartbreak and betrayal, the adults in his life are overly empathetic and assume his grief is from mourning current events. Dean milks the special treatment and uses it to his advantage Ė and his family shows their support for him in their own unique ways; Kim invites him to join her at a local activist rally, while Bill and Dean bond during a fishing trip.
Sep 29 2021
Pilot 1x01
As the youngest in the Williams family, Dean is struggling to figure out where he fits in. Between his brotherís athleticism, sisterís popularity, motherís intelligence and dadís overall coolness, everyone else seems to have their lane figured out. He decides to pursue his calling as ďThe Great UniterĒ and attempts to organize the first integrated baseball game between his team and his friend Bradís team.
Sep 22 2021