The series has spawned a spin-off, Schooled.
About the series
Set in the 1980s in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Jeff and Beverly live together with their children, Erica, Barry, and Adam, the latter having the habit of documenting his everyday life with his camera. Albert "Pops" Solomon, Beverly's father, generally visits the family to provide advice or help out his grandchildren, more often than not behind his daughter's back.
The show is loosely inspired by the showrunner's, Adam F. Goldberg, childhood. Growing up, he had the habit of videotaping events, many of which are reenacted throughout the program. As such, the show features the '80s as experienced by a young boy. The present-day "Adult Adam" narrates every episode as taking place in "1980-something".
- Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg
- Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg
- Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg
- Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg
- George Segal as Albert Solomon
- AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis
- Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz
The project originally received a script commitment from Fox in August 2011. After Adam Goldberg's previous show, Breaking In, was canceled, he did not want to wait for another pilot season to arrive and moved it to ABC, who agreed to immediately produce it. On January 11, 2013, Wendi McLendon-Covey was cast as the pilot's lead; later, Jeff Garlin and George Segal joined the cast.