The Goldbergs To Get Spin Off Series Set in the 90s



“The Goldbergs, ” a hit sitcom on ABC, is set to get a spin-off. The new series will center on the show’s recurring character coach Rick Mellor who is played by Bryan Callen.

Adam Golberg is the brains behind the program about a sort of Jewish family living in Philadelphia in the 1980s. “The Goldbergs” is about the childhood experiences of the now adult Goldberg who narrates the show. Its basically a 1980s version of the Wonder Years.


While the family is clearly Jewish, the show so far has only dealt with their Jewish identity once so far in its four seasons on the air. That was an episode from last season where the mother tried to find a way to deal with assimilation by making the family’s Hanukkah celebrations more like Christmas.

But the grandfather, played brilliantly by George Segal, shot it all down after being forced to wear what was in effect a blue Santa suit with a big Jewish star on a chain. The father is played by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alum Jeff Garlin.

The new program, which has not yet been given a name, will move forward into the 1990s. Adam Goldberg is currently at work writing the pilot. The show will be produced for ABC by Sony Pictures TV. But there is no guarantee that it will make it to series.

Adam F. Goldberg is also producing Jenna Elfman’s new show “Imaginary Mary.” The latest episode of “The Goldbergs” can be seen tonight, unless it is preempted by the end of the world.

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