Nia Long will star in ABC’s still untitled Goldbergs TV show spinoff. She joins cast mates Bryan Callen, Tim Meadows, Rachel Crow, and Summer Parker.
The new comedy comes from The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, who is executive producing with Marc Firek, Happy Madison, and Seth Gordon. Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the pilot, which features Callen and Meadows reprising their roles on the original ABC TV series.
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A single-camera 1990s comedy, The Goldbergs spinoff features two high school teachers (Callen and Meadows) who serve as father figures to students at the Philly school, from which Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) graduated.
Here is more, from Deadline:
The comedy centers on Lucy Winston (Long) a single mother of three and “legit cool.” She’s worked at the same dead end job for the last 7 years, but she needs a better life for her children, who are getting older and inching towards trouble. After begging her brother, Andre Glascott (Meadows), for a job at the Academy he runs (free tuition for three included), Lucy and her kids all have to adjust to a new life in a new school — but schools are somewhat the same all over the country, and many of the same problems (cliques, status, sports, substance abuse) haunt the hallowed halls of the William Penn Academy as in any other school in America (though it’s blessedly free of metal detectors).
ABC ordered The Goldbergs spinoff pilot back in February of this year. Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) should be in the pilot, so there is some crossover with the original series. Learn more.
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