We're going to be staying in the warm and cosy world of Adam F. Goldberg's childhood for another year of nostalgia with both The Goldbergs and Schooled being renewed by ABC. The 80s set Goldbergs will launch its seventh season later this year, with the 90s spin-off Schooled returning for a second run early in 2020.
It was never in doubt that The Goldbergs was going to be picked up as it remains a strong performer for ABC. That said, some fans were concerned when the series wasn't part of ABC's early renewals last week. Thankfully, there was nothing to worry about, and we'll be treated to more amazing jumpers from the First Lady of Television (aka Beverly Goldberg) for another year.
After two previous attempts to launch a spin-off all the hard work from creators Marc Firek & Adam F Goldberg paid off with the 90s set Schooled an out the gate hit. A backdoor pilot was broadcast during The Goldberg's fifth season (1990 Something) that introduced Principle Glascott's (Tim Medows) sister Lucy (Nia Long) as the main character. The response to the episode was positive, but owing to Nia Long's commitments to NCIS: Los Angeles she was unable to sign-up for Schooled. The spin-off was reworked to feature AJ Michalka reprising her role as Lainey Lewis as she returns to her high school, as a teacher. The second season is believed to be for the same thirteen episode order the first run received last year.
The double renewal is part of a major four-year deal that Adam F Goldberg has signed with ABC Studios. After more than a decade with Sony Pictures TV, Goldberg's new deal with ABC will see him develop new shows for the Disney owned outfit. The Goldbergs and Schooled can be seen on Wednesday nights on E4.