ABC has big news for 'Goldbergs'

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ABC's "The Goldbergs" stars Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, George Segal as Pops Solomon, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg and Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg.

The Goldbergs — the ABC comedy based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s 1980s boyhood in Jenkintown — got a huge vote of confidence Thursday, as the network renewed it for Seasons 5 and 6 in advance of next week’s 2017-18 schedule announcements.

That two-season renewal is the same deal the network had announced earlier for its Wednesday night powerhouse Modern Family.

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Goldberg, who’s mined his friends and family so thoroughly that most of his characters bear the names of real people reacted, typically, on Twitter.

 

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Not long after, Goldberg’s mother — the original Beverly Goldberg, who inspired Wendi McClendon-Covey’s character — weighed in (although she got the numbers wrong, since the show’s just finishing its fourth season next week).