Two very great news at the same day, guys! ABC has renewed The Goldbergs for not one, but TWO seasons – Seasons 5. So, it means, you will see MUCH more AJ Michalka as Lainey in all new episodes of this show. We want to congratulate the The Goldbergs cast and crew on getting a chance to make us happy by filming two more seasons. Cannot wait to see it as soon as possible. But now we still can enjoy new episodes of Season 4 every Wednesdays by watching this show on ABC.
First, ABC handed out a two-season pickup to Modern Family. And now the Disney-owned network is giving the same treatment to The Goldbergs.
The semi-autobiographical comedy from producers Sony Pictures Television has been renewed for seasons five and six at ABC. The pickup comes as the comedy, which ranks as the No. 3 half-hour on broadcast, also has a 1990s-set spinoff in contention at the network.
And when you have a spinoff in the works, a renewal is always a given. The Goldbergs continues to be one of the strongest forces in ABC’s comedy lineup. Its second-strongest, in fact, now trailing only top-rated Modern Family with an average 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers.
Better still, the 1980s family comedy brings a live tune-in to the to the top of the Wednesday block. It’s successfully opened the night all season. The Sony Pictures Television-based single-camera comedy hales from Adam F. Goldberg, who also debuted Imaginary Mary this year, with the Jenna Elfman comedy not expected to return for a second run. Still in consideration is the ’90s-set spinoff starring recurring cast members Bryan Callen and Tim Meadows.
Sources tell THR that the two-season pickup came after fierce negotiations with ABC and Sony Pictures Television in a bid to reduce the show’s licensing fee. ABC owed the full cost of the production on the now veteran sitcom. The per-episode price tag is said to be $3.1 million an episode — a far cry from Modern Family’s $5 million per.
The two-season pickups from ABC come as both comedies hail from outside studios (with 20th Century Fox Television behind Modern Family). This upfronts season more than ever, ownership is playing a major role in not only new series pickups but renewals, too, as broadcast networks look to own more of their content in an era of dwindling viewership and financial returns in a softening ad market.