Writer-producer Adam F. Goldberg has tried for years to turn his vivid memories of growing up with his loud, crazy family into a sitcom. With ABC's freshman comedy The Goldbergs (Tuesdays, 9/8c, ABC), he finally gets his chance. Set in the 1980s, The Goldbergs stars Sean Giambrone as 11-year-old Adam, with Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin and Bridemaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey playing his TV parents, Murray and Beverly...read more
You've met The Goldbergs. Now get ready to meet the Kremps.
Tuesday's episode of the ABC comedy (9/8c) will introduce fans to the Kremps, the prim and proper — and quiet — neighbors of everyone's favorite super-loud family. And just like nearly everything about the retro series, the Kremps are based on actual people: They were creator Adam F. Goldberg's real-life neighbors growing up, and their son Chad is his BFF.
Why you should be watching The Goldbergs
"In real life, just by sheer chance, the Kremps had sons the same age as my brothers and me," Goldberg tells TVGuide.com. "So, regardless of differences ...
Why aren't you watching The Goldbergs?
The '80s-set ABC family comedy, based on creator Adam F. Goldberg's childhood and his childhood home videos — which are shown at the end of episodes — doesn't have the star power of some of the new fall series or a glossy name and built-in selling point like its lead-in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it's one of the better freshmen series of the new season. And you are definitely missing out on some big laughs and rad '80s fashions if you're not tuning in.
Here are four reasons why you should be watching The Goldbergs.