‘The Goldbergs’ 1990s Spinoff Picked Up to Pilot at ABC

The Goldbergs spinoff
Courtesy of ABC

ABC is looking to make a franchise out of “The Goldbergs.”

The network has picked up a spinoff of the comedy, which is set in the ’90s, Variety has learned.

The spinoff hails from “The Goldbergs” creator Adam F. Goldberg and Marc Firek, executive producer on the flagship ’80s sitcom. Both will exec produce, along with Doug Robinson of Happy Madison and Seth Gordon of Exhibit A. Sony Pictures Television, which is behind the original series, is the studio.

Set in the ’90s, the pilot follows two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the kids at their Philadelphia school.

Related

‘Black-ish’ Spinoff in the Works at ABC

“The Goldbergs” debuted in 2013 on ABC, and is currently in the midst of its fourth season. The sitcom stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin, as the parents of a family that is based off of Goldberg’s real-life childhood.

This is the second spinoff of a family comedy in the works at ABC. The network is also eyeing a spinoff of “Black-ish,” which would follow Yara Shahidi’s character to college. That project will debut as a backdoor pilot this spring and is in the early stages of development.

ABC has picked up the most pilots out of any broadcast network at this point. Sources tell Variety that the network is most likely done with their drama slate, but is still planning to order a handful of comedy pilots.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading