Fred Savage to Host a Real After-Show for a Fake Sci-Fi Thriller Series on Fox

Spoof series “What Just Happened??!” explores fandom for “The Flare” — which is, again, not a real show

Last Updated: April 29, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

Fred Savage is set to host an after-show for a fake series at Fox. Yeah, let us break that down a bit for you, because huh?

Savage will host a new half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premiering this summer called, “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage,” which explores the “fandom” surrounding the for-sure-not-real sci-fi thriller series, “The Flare,” the broadcast network said Monday.

Here is the description for “The Flare” — the FAKE show: “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, Illinois – and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival.

Per Fox, the REAL 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??!” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Double Hemm and The Crest Lamp Company. It was created by Savage, Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, who will serve as executive producers alongside David A. Hurwitz, Jen Patton and Adam Lowitt. Hurwitz, Patton and Lowitt are also writing. Additional writers for the after-show include Abbey McBride, Edgar Momplaisir, Chase Mitchell, Agathe Panaretos and Sean O’Connor.

Jon Cassar serves as director on the FAKE show “The Flare,” and Carrie Havel serves as director on the REAL talk show, “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage.”

“What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage” premieres June 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

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