Goldbergs Season Premiere News: “Airplane!” & “The Prettiest Boy in School” Goldbergs Season Premiere News: “Airplane!” & “The Prettiest Boy in School”
Description, photos, and guest cast list for The Goldbergs season premiere episodes "Airplane!" and "The Prettiest Boy in School" Goldbergs Season Premiere News: “Airplane!” & “The Prettiest Boy in School”

The Goldbergs Season 8 begins with a movie homage to “Airplane!” and then sees Adam as “The Prettiest Boy in School” as two back-to-back episodes of the series kick off the new season Wednesday, October 21 on ABC. Here’s how the episodes are described:

In the “Airplane!” episode (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), Beverly surprises the family with an end-of-summer vacation to Miami with the flight down resembling the classic film, and Geoff accidentally spills to Erica the real reason for the trip.

In “The Prettiest Boy in School” episode (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), Adam, now a senior, returns to William Penn Academy as he wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn’t as lucky. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college.

Preview images from “The Prettiest Boy in School” can be found below, and key art for the “Airplane!” season premiere episode can be found at the end of this article.

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THE GOLDBERGS - The Prettiest Boy in School" - For the first time, the series' eighth season will kick off with an hour's worth of laughs during back-to-back new episodes of "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. In "The Prettiest Boy in School" episode (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), Adam, now a senior, returns to William Penn Academy as he wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn't as lucky. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college. (ABC)AUGIE ISAAC, STEPHANIE KATHERINE GRANT, KENNY RIDWAN

The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg.

“Airplane!” was written by David Guarascio and directed by Eric Dean Seaton, and guest starring in that episode are Sadie Stanley as Brea Bee, Carrie Wampler as Ren, David Leisure as Captain Roger, Jim Cashman as Dan, Michelle Noh as Rachel, Oscar Nuñez as Ted and Michael Woodley as Security Personnel.

“The Prettiest Boy in School” was written by Matt Roller and directed by Lew Schneider, and that episode’s guest stars include Tim Meadows as Mr. Glascott, Sadie Stanley as Brea Bee, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Stephanie Courtney as Essie Karp, Mindy Sterling as Linda Schwartz, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Stephanie Katherine Grant as Emmy, Augie Isaac as Matt Schernecke, Jacob Hopkins as Chad Kremp, Zach Callison as Corbett, Theo Barnes as Walls, Zayne Emory as JC Spink and Tyler Stokes as Drew Kremp.

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