“The Goldbergs” is coming to an end after 10 seasons on ABC. The ’80s-set half-hour comedy was based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood experiences.
With over 200 episodes and a decade-long run, the Sony Pictures Television series — which follows the title family in a Pennsylvania town — has earned the distinction of being the longest-running live-action network comedy series currently on the air. The season finale, set to air May 3, will now serve as a series ender.
The logline for Season 10 is as follows: “With everyone living back under the same roof and Beverly adjusting to her new role as Grandsmotherer, the Goldbergs pandemonium is crazier than ever. As this latest chapter of life continues to unfold, the Goldbergs remind us that there is no bond greater than family, and there is nothing they can’t handle with each other’s support.”
“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (who also serves as executive producer), Patton Oswalt, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and Sam Lerner. Jeff Garlin previously starred, but was ousted after an investigation into unspecified on-set behavior. Reports swirled that an 11th season renewal was unlikely, due to ABC’s lack of ownership of the Sony-produced series, along with rising costs associated with continuing a series and declining linear ratings.
Garlin’s exit followed the unexpected death of George Segal in March 2021. The veteran actor played Beverly Goldberg’s (McLendon-Covey) dad, Albert “Pops” Solomon. His final episode aired the following month and the series paid tribute to him with a moving sendoff in the Season 9 premiere in September. Showrunner Goldberg also exited the series ahead of its seventh season, following the end of his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television for a deal with ABC Studios, where he is working on a new series featuring the Muppets.
“The Goldbergs” is now the second series from the network set to end its run this season, along with drama “A Million Little Things.” Once a reliable ratings performer for ABC, the family comedy inspired a spinoff series, titled “Schooled,” which premiered in 2019 and ran for two seasons. Looking ahead, ABC has only renewed the hit comedy “Abbott Elementary” for its 2023-24 season.
McLendon-Covey said in a statement, “It’s been an honor to be part of ‘The Goldbergs’ for the last decade. I’m really proud of what we accomplished with the show, and I’m so lucky to have had such a rewarding experience. I will miss my TV family and every last crew member. Thanks to our brilliant writers for giving us thoughtful story arcs year after year, and for being so collaborative. Thanks to the best EPs in the business. And thanks to all our fans (the Goldnerds) for being so sweet and supportive. My heart is full…But I definitely hope I never see another pair of shoulder pads for the rest of my life.”
Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Chris Bishop, Annette Davis, Mike Sikowitz and David Guarascio serve as EPs alongside McLendon-Covey. “The Goldbergs” is produced by Happy Madison and Doug Robinson Productions in association with Sony Pictures TV.
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Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, added, “We are so proud of the 10 years we were able to spend with ‘The Goldbergs.’ This is an incredible team and we’re so thankful for the joy and entertainment they brought to so many over this time. We look forward to celebrating their final chapter along with the fans in the weeks ahead.”
“The Goldbergs” airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, with next-day streaming available on Hulu.
Deadline first reported the news.