ABC has picked up “The Goldbergs” and its spinoff “Schooled” for additional seasons, the network said Saturday.
The news comes ahead of ABC’s upfront presentation next week, where it will unveil its full fall schedule to advertisers. The pair of period comedies were among the last of the network’s current shows awaiting renewal or cancellation. Still in limbo is the action-comedy “Whiskey Cavalier.”
“The Goldbergs” will head into its seventh season, while “Schooled,” which aired its freshman finale this week, will head into Season 2. Both were expected to return due to their reliable ratings performance.
“While the network and studio continue to debate contract stuff I don’t understand, I can officially announce that another hour long block of 1980something and 1990something is on the way!!!!!!” series creator Adam F. Goldberg wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “Begin the @GoldbergsTimer!!!!!!”
While the network and studio continue to debate contract stuff I don’t understand, I can officially announce that another hour long block of 1980something and 1990something is on the way!!!!!! Begin the @GoldbergsTimer!!!!!! I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ the @goldnerds #schooled #thegoldbergs https://t.co/00LNrCH9k7
— Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) May 11, 2019
The 1980s-set “The Goldbergs” is a family comedy starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Sam Lerner, George Segal and Jeff Garlin. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Chris Bishop, Lew Schneider, David Guarascio and Andrew Secunda are executive producers.
The spinoff “Schooled,” which launched in January, is set in the 1990s and follows the faculty of the fictional William Penn Academy of the flagship series. AJ Michalka, Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen and Brett Dier star. Series creators are Goldberg and Marc Firek, who executive produce alongside Doug Robinson.