My ex-GF belongs to one of those sites where they send out samples of foods or products and then she will send in a review of those products. It's pretty interesting as she receives some really cool stuff and sometimes she would get something that ended up not getting released. Anyway - last summer she received a disc with the first 2 episodes of The Goldbergs. I really liked Jeff Garlin's work on Curb Your Enthusiasm and since we both were fans of The Wonder Years we ended up liking the show and gave it a positive review. One big strike against this show finding a big enough audience is that it goes up against New Girl and The Voice.
I gotta say, while I absolutely loved the pilot and the commercial I saw last night of them at the roller rink had me laughing so hard I pissed myself... I worry about how long a show like this can keep their schtick up and stay funny.
Whoever it is they casted as the son, he freaking makes this show. I love Garlin, but the son sets Garlin up so incredibly well in this show.
Late Friday, ABC made decisions on all of their recently-debuted freshman comedies, reports THR. It was happy news for the Tuesday night duo of The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, both of which received full season orders - no doubt helped by the fact that both shows held up well this week when airing new episodes without a new installment of Agents of SHIELD (which has already been given a full season) as a lead-in for the first time.
A more cautious approach was given to the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night, which has had four more episodes ordered on top of its initial 13, but not a full 22-episode order as yet.
The news wan't good for Back in the Game though. The James Caan / Maggie Lawson series was not given any additional episodes and will end after its thirteenth episode. Which likely means Suburgatory will be returning to take its place on Wednesday nights in a couple of months...