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Fred Savage to direct and guest star in episode of 'Happy Endings' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Fred Savage will be busy behind and in front of the camera on the Happy Endings set next week: EW has learned that he is not only directing his second episode of the sophomore ABC comedy, this time he’ll be making a rare onscreen appearance, guest starring as himself. (We can’t give away too much, but let’s just say involves a bad date, Elisha Cuthbert’s Alex, and Savage providing live commentary for The Princess Bride.)

The former Wonder Years star reinvented himself as TV director years ago, helming episodes of such series as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Ugly Betty. Savage’s episode is slated to air sometime this fall, while season 2 of Happy Endings debuts Sept. 28.