'The Goldbergs' Season 8: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the ABC comedy series

ABC promises that this season will be 'chock full of hilarity and emotion as each of our beloved Goldbergs try to adjust to the recent changes their lives have undergone'


                            'The Goldbergs' Season 8: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the ABC comedy series
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The Goldbergs are finally returning to your television screens!

Everyone's favorite '80s family is back and more awesome than ever. This season is setting its stage to bring new stories as the Goldberg parents now have an (almost) empty nest! There will be new dynamics, new relationships, and even some new characters but the family that American audiences have come to adore remains intact. ABC promises that this season will be "chock full of hilarity and emotion as each of our beloved Goldbergs try to adjust to the recent changes their lives have undergone. As long as they face the challenges, ups, downs, twists and turns of life together, life will be sweet."

Here's everything we know about the upcoming new season of 'The Goldbergs'.

Release date

'The Goldbergs' will return to ABC on October 21, 2020. 

Plot

According to the official synopsis provided by ABC of the latest season of 'The Goldbergs', "Last year, eldest kid Erica decided the life of wanna-be rockstar wasn't for her, so she set her sights on heading back to school and actually trying this time. Meanwhile, hot-tempered middle child Barry has graduated and is ready to move on from his longtime love, Lainey Lewis, and reinvent himself in college. The only catch is that both Erica and Barry are headed to the same school! That leaves the youngest and resident geek Adam as the only Goldberg child left in the house. Adam's year will be legendary too as he navigates life as a nerdy upperclassman, while still facing nefarious bullies, social anxieties and maybe even the return of a "first" love he thought moved away. As Beverly zeroes her smothering powers in on her last schmoopie at home, Murray, too, will find the house eerily quiet without most of his moron kids running around. When he realizes he may have squandered the majority of their childhood sitting in his recliner, he decides to make a real effort for the first time in his life. Of course, Erica's lovable goof of a boyfriend Geoff Schwartz is back, eager to kick off the gap year he decided to take to relax and spend some quality time with his stressed-out college girlfriend. As always, rounding out the Goldberg clan is beloved grandfather Al 'Pops' Solomon. Pops will remain the treasured, reliable patriarch of the Goldberg crew, steadfast in his timeless wisdom, giant heart and appetite for a deli to match."

Cast

Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg

Jeff Garlin attends 'The Irishman' screening during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 27, 2019 in New York City (Getty Images)

'The Goldbergs' boasts of a big star cast that sees Jeff Garlin as play the role of "cantankerous" patriarch Murray Goldberg. The actor is best known for his work as Jeff Greene on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and Mort Meyers on 'Arrested Development'. His work in 'ParaNorman', 'Wall-E', 'Toy Story 3' and 'Safety Not Guaranteed' is also recognized.

Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg

Wendi McLendon-Covey attends the 2020 Writers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 01, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

As Beverly, Wendi plays the smothering yet loving matriarch, a role for which she was nominated for two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. The actress is known for her work on 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', 'The Single Moms Club', 'Blended', 'Think Like a Man Too', 'Hello, My Name Is Doris', 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' and 'What Men Want'. 

Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg

Sean Giambrone at 2019 Comic-Con International - Hulu's "Solar Opposites" Photo Call at Hilton Bayfront on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California (Getty Images)

Apart from his work as Adam Sean is known for Ron Stoppable on 'Kim Possible'. 

Patton Oswalt as adult Adam Goldberg

Patton Oswalt attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Oswalt voices the adult version of Adam, who narrates the show from the present day. The actor is known for his work in 'Possible', 'Parks and Recreation', 'Community', 'Drunk History', 'Reno 911!', 'Mystery Science Theater 3000', 'Archer', 'Veep', and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'.

Troy Gentile as Barry Norman Goldberg

Troy Gentile attends ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)

As Barry, Gentile plays the overly confident middle child. The actor is known for his work in 'Hotel for Dogs' and 'Tenacious D in 'The Pick of Destiny'.

Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg 

Hayley Orrantia attends the 2019 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Sunset Tower on September 20, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Orrantia plays popular and self-centered Erica. The actress is also a singer known for performing the soundtracks for Disney's 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure', 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' and 'Hannah Montana Forever'. 

Creators

'The Goldbergs' is created by Adam F Goldberg and is based on his childhood and family in the 1980s. The show is produced by Adam F Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and Doug Robinson. 

Trailers

There is no trailer for Season 8 of 'The Goldbergs' yet. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update this article when it is released. 

Where to watch

'The Goldbergs' return to their usual prime time slot on October 21, 2020, at 8 pm. 

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