The Goldbergs are still lavishing in that 1980-something nostalgia as they head into their seventh season on ABC. The comedy series has paid tribute to countless classic movies from the decade ranging from The Karate Kid to Spaceballs, and for their upcoming season premiere, they’ll be taking a little road trip inspired by National Lampoon’s beloved summer sojourn from 1983.
National Lampoon’s Vacation is the quintessential road trip comedy, and it introduced us to the Chicago family known as The Griswolds. Since The Goldbergs aren’t too far off from The Griswolds, both in their namesake and their familial antics, it only makes sense that they will embark on a a very important road trip of their own. But of course, things don’t go as smoothly as they hope and hilarity ensues. Read More »
Halloween has come to TV. Two new promos for upcoming seasons of television shows have been released, teasing a truly spooky next few months. First, Netflix has released a new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina teaser, giving us a glimpse of the hallowed halls that our favorite teenage witch attends. Second, Nightmare on Elm Street comes to The Goldbergs, with Robert Englund reprising his role as the dreaded Freddy Krueger.
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Before the summer break, the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs got a visit from a certain big-headed parody of Darth Vader in an episode that paid homage to Spaceballs, complete with a voice cameo from Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet himself. Now the show that waxes nostalgic about the 1980s will be paid a visit by an icon from the horror genre just in time for Halloween.
Robert Englund, who has portrayed the sharp-gloved, severely burned dream stalker Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, will reprise the famous role in the Halloween-themed episode coming this October. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fred Topel
The Goldbergs stars Sean Giambrone and Hayley Orrantia were at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association this week. The comedy, based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s life, is entering its sixth season in September.
Season 5 ended with Erica (Orrantia) dropping out of college to pursue singing and Adam (Giambrone) helping Barry (Troy Gentile) get prom cancelled. And now, season 6 will pay tribute to an iconic John Hughes movie: Sixteen Candles.
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Earlier this week, we learned the surprising news that Rick Moranis was coming out of pseudo-retirement to reprise one of his most famous big screen roles. The comedian will be appearing as the Spaceballs bad guy Dark Helmet, a parody of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, on tonight’s episode of The Goldbergs on ABC. But if you don’t usually watch that show, you don’t have a DVR, and you’re not going to be around to see it, we’ve got you covered.
A clip from The Goldbergs featuring Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet has surfaced online. It’s all part of a dream sequence that Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) has in the middle of the night, where he ends up in a Schwartz ring battle with the villain before finding out all about the plot for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. Read More »
After establishing himself as one of the most beloved actors of the 1980s and ’90s, Ghostbusters and Honey I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis took a lengthy break from acting and largely stepped out of the limelight, raising his children after his wife’s death and being more choosy about the projects in which he appears. He went back to his roots and reprised his role of Bob McKenzie for an SCTV reunion show last year, and now we’ve learned he’ll be reprising another of his famous roles again very soon.
A new reports says that Moranis will play Dark Helmet, his character from Mel Brooks’s 1987 Star Wars comedy spoof Spaceballs, on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. Read more about the Rick Moranis The Goldbergs guest appearance below.
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In this edition of TV bits:
- ABC Orders The Goldbergs Spinoff
- Netflix is already planning Lost In Space season 2
- Ian Somerhalder will star in Netflix’s vampire drama Series
- Mr. Mercedes season 2 coming in August
- A Little Help with Carol Burnett has a premiere date
- HBO will make a documentary about John McCain
- Showtime and Bad Robot are producing a James Corden pilot
- The trailer for Dear White People season 2
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The Goldbergs is currently in the middle of its fifth season, but you might remember that over a year ago we heard about the world of the 1980s-set sitcom expanding with a spin-off that would take us to the 1990s. Unfortunately, that series didn’t get ordered to series, but the pilot was ordered and shot, and fans will get a chance to see it on this season of The Goldbergs.
Find out more about The Goldbergs spin-off pilot below. Read More »
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The movie-themed episodes of The Goldbergs have been fan favorites, and favorites of creator Adam F. Goldberg. Movies like The Karate Kid, Dirty Dancing, Short Circuit and Batman have provided the basis for several episodes of the family sitcom. On a Television Critics Association set visit to the Sony Studios lot, Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey told reporters that the show is doing a Weird Science episode for its fifth season premiere.
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All of the networks are making moves for the 2017-2018 season as their upfronts presentations next week near closer. Soon enough, we’ll have details on all the new shows that network and cable channels will be rolling out this fall, but in the meantime, we have word on shows that have been renewed for another season or canceled completely. Plus, we’ve also heard about some new shows that have been ordered for the fall before networks roll out trailers and more extensive details.
Find out which shows are dead, which will return, and which ones to look forward to at ABC, NBC and FOX in this edition of TV Bits. Read More »