The Goldbergs is in its fifth season, and fans can’t seem to get enough of the hilarious and totally goofy Goldberg family. Fans aren’t the only ones wanting more from the series, the show’s boss isn’t ready to say goodbye just yet, and he might be open to a spinoff down the road.
As fans of the comedy know, the show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in 1980-something and with that relaxed timeline we have the potential to see a lot more episodes from the beloved ‘80s family. That being said, Adam Goldberg, who created the show based on his own life growing up in the ‘80s (as portrayed through the eyes of the youngest character on the show), does have an finale episode already in mind.
“The last episode is Adam’s high school graduation, which marks the end of his childhood,” Goldberg told The Hollywood Reporter about the show’s eventual end. “I’d love to go beyond season six, but it will always be set in the ’80s. We have yet to run out of any videos of mine, and there’s just so much from that decade I love.”
As for why Goldberg doesn’t want to take the show into the ‘90s, he’s saving that decade for a potential spinoff. “And I don’t want to set it in the ’90s because I hope that one day that will be the spinoff of some sort,” Goldberg explained.
Although we’d love to see Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey) try and navigate the styles of the ‘90s — you know no puffy sweaters or massive shoulder pads — and see what Adam’s (played by Sean Giambrone) life looks like after high school, there are still a lot of stories left to be told in the ‘80s.
The good news is that if Goldberg has it his way the comedy, which recently hit the 100th-episode mark isn’t going anywhere, except to 1980 something.
The Goldbergs airs on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on ABC.
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