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...
Jacob Hopkins, Sean Giambrone
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 ...
Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Wendi McLendon-Covey
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.
Are ABC's new Tuesday-night comedies here to stay?
The network has ordered three more scripts of freshman series The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, Deadline reports.
The '80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, starring Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey, grabbed...
Tom Cavanagh, Jennifer Irwin
Ed star Tom Cavanagh and Eastbound & Down's Jennifer Irwin are coming to The Goldbergs, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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The duo will guest-star in the seventh episode as ...
Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg
When it comes to heavy lifting, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is being asked to flex more than its share of muscle. Leading off an entire night of new ABC programming (always a risk, especially in these fragmented times), taking on TV's top-rated drama (NCIS), satisfying the expectations of Marvel Comics fans and Joss Whedon's considerable cult following, that's a lot for any spin-off to live up to, even with source material like The Avengers.
Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Break out your leg warmers and cassette tapes! The Goldbergs is taking you back to the '80s.
The new retro, Wonder Years-esque ABC comedy (premieresTuesday, 9/8c) follows the titular — and very loud — clan, headed by mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and dad Murray (Jeff Garlin), who puts the "fun" in dysfunctional — all while 11-year-old Adam (Sean Giambrone) films the family's exploits. Patton Oswalt narrates from the future as an adult Adam.
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At first glance, the series seems and sounds ...
Remember the days when you had to record everything on VCRs? The Goldbergs sure do.
ABC's new '80s-set comedy (premieres Tuesday, 9/8c) follows the titular — and loud — clan, headed by mom ...
Rules of Engagement
The last time Tom Hertz looked forward to the Super Bowl ending was 2007. His show Rules of Engagement premiered the next day to what remains its best numbers ever. Six years later, Hertz found himself in a similar position. Rules' seventh — and perhaps final — season premieres Monday (8:30/7:30c, CBS).
"I am shocked we didn't get [the post-Super Bowl slot]," Hertz jokes to TVGuide.com. "But if this it, then I guess we've come full circle. It's been a long, windy road."
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Or more like bumpy. The well-rated sitcom has lived a topsy-turvy existence, between its schedule-hopping, bubble status and lack of a permanent timeslot. Even its 13-episode Season 7, which will bring the show to 100 episodes, was hard ...
Emily Deschanel, Patrick Dempsey, Pauley Perrette
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