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Here at CinemaBlend, we're guilty of not talking about The Goldbergs enough. The show has all the eighties references that could possibly be crammed in, it has a Beverly Goldberg, and it has all of the bedazzled sweaters we could ever, ever want. It also crushes in the ratings as part of ABC's comedy lineup on Wednesday nights, which is probably why ABC has lately been looking into a spinoff. All caught up? Great, because now it looks like the spinoff of The Goldbergs is moving forward.
Just a couple of months ago, we first learned a Goldbergs spinoff was in the works, and would follow popular character Coach Rick Mellor, whose antics in plotlines often involving Barry keep us in stitches during the comedy. The latest report indicates that ABC is at least a little bit behind the premise, as ABC has ordered a pilot for the potential project. Some things may have changed a little bit, however, as Bryan Callen, who plays Coach Mellor, is not attached to the pilot and right now ABC is only saying it will follow two male gym teachers who affect the lives of kids at a Philly school.
The good news? THR reports that Coach Rick Mellor is still likely to be involved in some capacity, so hopefully the project isn't straying too far from its initial premise. Adam F. Goldberg and Marc Firek are signed on as executive producers along with Seth Gordon and Doug Robinson. In addition, the new project will keep the throwback vibe of The Goldbergs but will not be set in the eighties like the original show. Instead, it will be a nineties comedy, which means if Coach Mellor is still kicking it in the halls of a high school, we expect some hair loss.
ABC is currently wrapping up its pilot slate for the upcoming TV season, but it will still likely be a few months until the network decides which projects will make the cut and hit the TV schedule next fall (or at midseason). Meanwhile, a lot of comedies on the network are doing pretty well, including The Middle, which has already been renewed for ABC next season. Likewise, black-ish also has a spinoff in contention, so there are a lot of different directions that the Disney-owned network could potentially go in next season. Keep an eye out this spring to see if this retro comedy will make the cut.
In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of The Goldbergs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET, only on ABC. To find out what else is hitting the schedule in the coming months, do take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule.