The Goldbergs Spinoff Is a Go!
Good news for The Goldbergs fans. The hit sitcom is getting a spinoff.
The Goldbergs is currently in its 4th season on ABC. The show is basically a remake of The Wonder Years. You know that cute comedy from the 1980s where the grown man voiced by Daniel Stern narrates all about his youth in suburban America in the 1960s. The new show is about a kid growing up in Philadelphia in the 1980s. His experiences are narrated by the comic / actor Patton Oswalt who never actually appears on camera. You might remember him from “The King of Queens” back in the 90s.
Created and produced by Adam F. Goldberg, The Goldbergs is ostensibly based on his childhood experiences and the main character shares his name. Each episode ends with a video clip made by the young budding filmmaker on a camcorder of the actual events that once took place on which the episode was based.
So what will The Goldbergs spinoff be about? Well according to Entertainment Weekly, ABC has green lit production of a pilot for the new show which will center on the stories of two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the kids at the Philadelphia school where The Goldbergs children go to school. The new comedy will also jump ahead one decade to the 1990s.
Also set to be a single camera comedy, Adam Goldberg and Marc Firek will write and executive produce the new sitcom together with Doug Robinson and Seth Gordon. There is no word yet, however, if the show will also feature narration by one of its main characters like The Goldbergs does. But it will star Bryan Callen who plays the gym teacher on The Goldbergs.
If you have never had a chance to see The Goldbergs you should. It’s not a laugh riot like “Cheers” or “Seinfeld” at their best, but it’s sweet and good for at least one big laugh per show. It usually airs on Wednesdays at 8 PM.