It stars Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold, an adolescent boy growing up in a suburban middle class family, and takes place from 1968–1973.
At the end of the first season, Marlens and Black departed from the show.
Elements were also taken from Black's childhood from the White Oak section of Silver Spring, Maryland.
When they started writing the series, Marlens and Black took a script for a future film that they had been toying with, which featured an off-screen narrator.
The series was conceived by writers Neal Marlens and Carol Black.
They set out to create a family show that would appeal to the baby-boomer generation by setting the series in the late '60s, a time of radical change in America's history.