is going back to the '90s, or ahead to the '90s depending on how you
look at it. The network has officially ordered a spin-off to popular
sitcom The Goldbergs
. The new series will air in the 2018-2019 TV season.
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While The Goldbergs
is set in the 1980s, the spin-off will jump ahead to the '90s and center on the teachers of the high school featured in the original series. The new show will star A.J. Michalka, reprising her Goldbergs
role as Barry's ex-girlfriend Lainey Lewis, now older and presumably a teacher.
The show will also star two other Goldbergs
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The spin-off was developed for last year, but ABC passed on it. The original pilot for the spin-off aired in January as a special episode of The Goldbergs
. The new spin-off has been retooled.
With the success of revivals, reboots and spin-offs like Roseanne
, Will and Grace
, Young Sheldon
and the upcoming Murphy Brown
, ABC is sticking to the recent trend for sitcoms. ABC has already renewed The Goldbergs
, Modern Family
for the 2018-2019 TV season as well.
What other characters would you like to see on the spin-off? The Goldbergs
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