The season four finale of The Goldbergs aired tonight, with Erica graduating from high school and getting ready to head off for college. So, you might be wondering if the show is coming back for a fifth season in fall 2017. ABC has renewed The Goldbrgs for two more seasons.
Back on May 11, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the ’80s-set family sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg was renewed for seasons five and six. THR reported that the show was picked up after “intense negotiations” between ABC and Sony Pictures Television, which makes the show. ABC tried to cut Goldbergs‘ licensing fee and the network pays for production of each episode. The Goldbergs‘ fee is $3.1 million per episode.
The Goldbergs has been a consistently good performer for ABC on Wednesdays. As the show that kicks the network’s comedy night off, it averaged 6.08 million viewers and a 1.73 18-49 rating. That audience stuck around for Speechless, Modern Family and Black-Ish, all shows that will return in Fall 2017.
ABC also planned a Goldbergs spin-off set in the 1990s, which would star recurring actors Bryan Callen and Tim Meadows as teachers who surprisingly become father figures to their students. The cast included Nia Long, Rachel Crow and Misi Pyle, with Wendi McLendon-Covey also appearing. In February, the show got a pilot order and, since The Golbergs was renewed, things were looking up for the show. However, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that ABC ultimately passed over the project, which never even got a title.
It was a mixed season for creator Adam F. Goldberg. While the show named after his own family was renewed, Imaginary Mary with Jenna Elfman was not. Goldberg was an executive producer on that show.
The Goldbergs stars Sean Giambrone as Adam, Toy Gentile as “Big Tasty” Barry, Hayley Orrantia as Erica, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly and Jeff Garlin as Murray. George Segal also star as Pops and Patton Oswalt narrates the show as an adult Adam. The show also often ends with home videos to prove that some of the crazy things that happen in the show really did happen during Goldberg’s childhood.