There was a time when Thursday nights on NBC were the main source of well-written comedy on TV, and another when Sunday nights on Fox fought for that distinction. But now, the crown belongs to Wednesday night Ė itís a jester clown in this case, but still Ė and it doesnít just happen on one network anymore.
Those who regularly watch The Goldbergs know that the episode tag usually consists of some home video from series creator Adam F. Goldberg's actual childhood, which offers unnecessary but hilarious proof that art is, humorously and wonderfully, imitating life.
Weíve learned that the actor will be reprising his bad boy role in a network sitcom. Itís probably not the comedy you might be thinking of. Itís ABCís The Goldbergs, an eighties-set show that is the perfect fit for this sort of cameo appearance.
Matching white shirts? Check. Belted, tapered, acid-washed, high-waisted jeans? Check. Loafers without socks? Check. Everyone up in a tree? Check. Ok, now grab the shoulder of the person in front of you, turn to the camera and give us your stiffest smile. Awkward family photo accomplished!
Following CW, CBS, NBC and Fox's announcements of their own Fall 2014 premiere date schedules, ABC has finally unveiled their own lineup of fall premieres. Among the new series set with premiere dates for the fall are the new comedy Selfie and Shona Rhimes' new drama starring Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder, among some other promising series.
ABC has released its 2014-2015 lineup. It includes a slight move for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will return for Season 2 this fall, but will air an hour later than usual. Meanwhile, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy have been shifted up on the Thursday night schedule.
While we might have expected renewals for shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Modern Family, the fate of some of ABC's new series was a bit less certain. But word is coming down the pipeline for many of them, and it's good news for Resurrection and The Goldbergs, which join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among ABC's freshman series that will be back for Season 2 in the 2014-2015 season.
The end is near! Scandal, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Castle and other ABC series' season finales have been scheduled. ABC announced the finale dates today, starting with The Neighbors, which will wrap up its second season in April. The finales that follow include Scandal, Last Man Standing, Resurrection and Once Upon a Time.
It's not unusual for a show to drop in ratings from its season or series premiere to its second episode, so we shouldn't be especially surprised that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second episode didn't perform quite as well as it did with its premiere. On the bright side, the series debuted to huge numbers, so it has a bit of wiggle room when it comes to its post-premiere decline. Let's just hope that decline tapers off in the coming episodes.
It's a big day for TV premieres! Not only is ABC unveiling two new comedies, but they're also set to debut two new dramas, one of which just so happens to be one of the most anticipated new series of the season. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres tonight! The arrival of the super-drama makes Syfy's timing seem all the more perfect in debuting their new reality TV show Fangasm later on tonight. Check out trailers for both series and more ahead!
In 1988, following the broadcast of the Super Bowl, ABC aired the first episode of The Wonder Years. While adults watched on with find nostalgia, I watched 12-year-old Kevin Arnold living the life of a typical American kid in 1968. At ten years old, I was a bit less appreciative in the show's depiction of the turbulent backdrop on which this story was set as I was in seeing if Kevin -- played by the dreamy Fred Savage -- would end up with Winnie Cooper.
With so many new series about to be unloaded on us as the fall season looms ever closer, trying to figure out which ones we're most excited about was no easy task. But there are some comedies and dramas that really are brimming with potential this fall, thanks to great premises and in some cases, some really excellent talent involved. Whether or not these shows actually live up to that potential remains to be seen, and we'll find out in a matter of weeks. In the meantime, here's our list of shows we're especially excited about, listed in no particular order.
Once upon a time, we had to wait until TV shows actually premiered to see the pilot episode. But in this grand day and age of the internet, networks have occasionally offered an early look at their upcoming new series ahead of the official premiere. Such is the case for three of ABC's new shows. Unfortunately, none of them are Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
It seems like retro is the name of the game for family sitcoms this year. While Fox is taking us back to the 90s with Chris Meloni next season with Surviving Jack, ABC has The Goldbergs on deck to transport us further back, to the mid-80s and into the lives of the Goldberg family. The series comes from Adam Goldberg and stars Bridesmaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey and Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin as the patriarchs of the Goldberg family.