The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom series that first aired on September 24, 2013.
The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and George Segal. It is loosely based on Goldberg's family in the 1980s, complete with a childhood version of himself.
In May 2017, ABC renewed the series for a fifth and sixth season. The fifth season of the series premiered on September 27, 2017. After that, the sixth season of the series premiered on September 26, 2018.
On May 11, 2019 ABC renewed the series for a seventh season
The Goldbergs is set in the 1980s in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The show is loosely based on the showrunner's own childhood, during which he videotaped events, many of which are re-enacted throughout the program. It shows the reality of the '80s from a young boy's eyes.
The series stars Jeff Garlin as patriarch Murray and Wendi McLendon-Covey as matriarch Beverly. Their two older children are Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Barry (Troy Gentile). The youngest child, Adam (Sean Giambrone), documents his family life with his video camera. Beverly's father, Albert "Pops" Solomon (George Segal), is frequently around to provide advice or to help out his grandchildren (often behind his daughter's back).
The present-day "Adult Adam" (Patton Oswalt) narrates every episode as taking place in "1980-something". The narrator takes creative liberties with the time frame. For example, the second season episode "Just Say No" has references to both the Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro presidential campaign (which took place in 1984) and the TV shows American Gladiators and America's Funniest Home Videos (both of which debuted in 1989).
Many references to real-life Philadelphia-area businesses are made, including the Wawa Inc. convenience store chain, Gimbel's department store, Willow Grove Park Mall and Kremp's Florist of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
- Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg (née Solomon)
- Sean Giambrone as Adam Frederick Goldberg
- Jeff Garlin as Murray Christian Goldberg
- Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg
- George Segal as Albert "Pops" Solomon
- AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis (Season 3-4, recurring season 1-2, 5-)
- Sam Lerner as 'Madman' 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.