ABC has officially renewed 1980s-set comedy The Goldbergs for a fifth and sixth season. The show, which recently sold into syndication, has been quite the success story for ABC, going from a modest performer in its first season to one of the most important pieces of the network’s schedule now. The success of The Goldbergs allowed ABC to move The Middle to Tuesdays and give them a foothold on the night for the first time in a minute, while the show’s sturdiness should make the eventual conclusion of Modern Family, which also received a two-season renewal, a little less painful.
From Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In), The Goldbergs follows the Goldberg family, a Pennsylvania brood headed by gruff patriarch Murray (Jeff Garlin) and overprotective “smother” Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey). The series, from the point of view of youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone) through present day narration (Patton Oswalt), chronicles the family goings-on through the lens of 80’s pop culture.
In addition to Garlin, McLendon-Covey, and Giambrone, The Goldbergs stars George Segal (Just Shoot Me), AJ Michalka (The Guardian), Hayley Orrantia (God’s Not Dead 2), and Troy Gentile (Nacho Libre).
Part of a comedy slate that includes Modern Family, Black-ish, and The Middle, The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:00 on ABC. The network will be revealing its fall 2017 schedule on Tuesday, May 16th.