Count on Adam’s mom continuing to embarrass him in the 2021-22 television season. ABC has renewed The Goldbergs TV series for a ninth season.
A retro family sitcom, The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Sam Lerner, Jeff Garlin, Patton Oswalt (voice), and the late George Segal. Set in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and loosely based on the experiences of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, this comedy looks at life as seen by a young boy growing up in the Goldberg family in the 1980s. Youngest child Adam (Giambrone) is obsessed with movies and spends his time documenting his colorful family’s ups and downs. Mom Beverly (McLendon-Covey) loves to take care of her family and meddle in their lives while Dad Murray (Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner. Eldest child Erica (Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Meanwhile, middle child Barry (Gentile) can be emotionally clueless and his best friend, Geoff “Madman” Schwartz (Lerner) dates Erica. Grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (Segal) is the wild man of the clan and a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages.
The eighth season of The Goldbergs averages a 0.64 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.50 million viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to season 7, that’s down by 26% in the demo and down by 16% in viewership. The season finale airs next week.
ABC announced the renewal via social media:
— The Goldbergs (@TheGoldbergsABC) May 14, 2021
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Goldbergs TV series? Will you be tuning in for the ninth season on ABC?