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The Goldbergs: Is the ABC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

11 May 2017 6:47 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill shoulder pads ever come back in style? Has The Goldbergs TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Goldbergs, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, The Goldbergs follows a Jenkintown, Pennsylvania family living through the 1980s. Youngest son Adam (Sean Giambrone) videotapes his family’s craziness and provides commentary as an adult (Patton Oswalt). Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin also star, as the rest of Goldberg family.Read More… »


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The Goldbergs: ABC Comedy TV Series Renewed for Seasons Five & Six

11 May 2017 6:18 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC is all in the family. It's been revealed that the network has renewed The Goldbergs for two seasons -- seasons five and six. This will keep the family sitcom on the air through the 2018-19 broadcast season.Set in the 1980s, the sitcom revolves around a family from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, and George Segal.Read More… »


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ABC Renews ‘The Goldbergs’ for 2 More Seasons

11 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has renewed “The Goldbergs” for two more seasons, the network announced today. The move ensures a Season 5 and 6 for the family sitcom, which launched in September 2013 and airs its Season 4 finale on May 17. The show was created by Adam F. Goldberg and is loosely based on his upbringing. It stars Wendi McLendon-CoveyJeff GarlinSean GiambroneTroy GentileHayley Orrantia and George Segal, and is narrated by Patton Oswalt. Also Read: 'Modern Family' Renewed for 2 More Seasons at ABC The plot follows the titular Goldberg family and is set in the 1980s in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. It focuses »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘The Goldbergs’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC

11 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Goldbergs” has been renewed for both Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC, Variety has learned.

Based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, the series follows a young Adam as he and his eccentric family try to get by in the wonderland we know as the 1980’s. Adam, along with his parents, siblings, and grandfather, learn about life and love every week in hilarious fashion while also delving into incredible new technology like VCRs and mixtapes.

The series stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, A.J. Michalka, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin. Patton Oswalt is the series narrator, playing an adult Adam looking back on his childhood. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Lew Schneider, Chris Bishop and Adam Armus serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Happy Madison and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The series has proven incredibly popular and is one of »

- Joe Otterson

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George Segal Recalls Best Kisser From Rom-Com Heyday

14 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Call it what you will: hype, puffery, marketing, buzz.

Nearing 83, actor George Segal has been around long enough to understand how this game is played. So when he was offered the chance to get a star on the Walk of Fame on Feb. 14, Segal figured, “Why not?”

“This is good publicity for ‘The Goldbergs’,” he says. “It’s all ballyhoo. I respect the ballyhoo.”

Now in its fourth season, “The Goldbergs,” Adam F. Goldberg’s ode to growing up in 1980s Philadelphia, has provided a continued platform for Segal, whose career is in its seventh decade. What is the secret to his longevity?

“It beats the shit out of me,” Segal says with a laugh. “I’m just so lucky to still be alive.”

The Walk of Fame ceremony is the day after his 83rd birthday. “I’ve always considered myself to be a lucky person. When I’m asked about the ups and downs of my »

- Marshall Fine

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10 Crucial George Segal Roles Beyond ‘The Goldbergs’

14 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Segal rode talent and a hot streak to the top of the movie heap from the mid-1960s into the 1980s. If you only know Segal for his popular TV series “Just Shoot Me” and “The Goldbergs,” here are crucial earlier roles to check out.

King Rat (1965), dir. Bryan Forbes:

This was a break-out role for Segal, a prestigious WWII drama with a mostly British cast that included John Mills, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O’Neal, and Denholm Elliott. Segal played a charismatically amoral American sharpie, scrambling to maintain his place at the top of the black-market heap in a Japanese prison camp.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), dir. Mike Nichols:

Segal earned his lone Oscar nomination for this role, in Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee’s stinging marital drama. He brought brains and vulnerability as a college professor who, with his mousy wife (Sandy Dennis »

- Marshall Fine

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Hail Mary: Why Mary Tyler Moore Was the Greatest

25 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The most unforgettable moment from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, out of dozens of contenders: Mary sits at the bar with her newsroom co-workers, drinking their sorrows away. They've had a grim day – her cranky boss Lou Grant just attended his ex-wife's wedding, while he's still reeling from the divorce, so the others tagged along for moral support. Pompous anchorman Ted Baxter tries to lighten the mood with a knock-knock joke. Lou growls, "Ted, this better be a pretty funny knock-knock joke. I lost a wife today." It's a godawful joke. »

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