Season 8 of the American television comedy series The Goldbergs was confirmed on May 21, 2020, along with the cancellation of Schooled.[1] It is the 10th season in the The Goldbergs/Schooled franchise and will premiere on October 21, 2020. The season will likely have 25 episodes as Season 7 was originally slated to consist of 24 episodes, one of which remained unproduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be moved to this season.

Cast

Main Cast

Semi-Regular Cast

Recurring Cast

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Written by Directed by Prod. code Air Date
164 1 TBA Eric Dean Seaton 801 October 21, 2020
165 2 TBA 802 October 21, 2020
166 3 TBA 803 October 28, 2020
167 4 TBA November 4, 2020
168 5 TBA November 18, 2020

Trivia

  • This season was confirmed on May 21, 2020, along with the cancellation of Schooled.
  • This season may consist of 25 episodes instead of the usual 24, as production on Season 7 was shut down on March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the final episode was unable to be filmed.
    • On July 25, 2020, executive producer Doug Robinson confirmed that the one episode that didn't premiere in Season 7 would be added to Season 8, though it wouldn't be the premiere episode, as Robinson wants to continue The Goldbergs tradition of paying homage to a movie in season premieres (in this case, Airplane!). Therefore, it is assumed that the unproduced Season 7 episode will take place sometime in Season 8.
    • Wendi McLendon-Covey revealed that the episode involves "a wedding of some sort".
  • It is likely that Adam and Brea Bee will be together at the beginning of this season.
  • It is unknown if Lainey Lewis and Jonathan Glascott will return due to the cancellation of Schooled.
    • On July 31, 2020, it was confirmed that Bryan Callen would not be returning to his role as Rick Mellor in the upcoming season.[2]
  • It is possible that this will be the final season of the show, as Troy Gentile stated that the show had to go at least one more season ("It has to go to senior year, at least for Adam."[3]). However, this has not been confirmed.
  • This season will retain the prior season's time slot, Wednesdays at 8:00pm/7:00c.[4]
  • This season will premiere with a tribute to the 1980 film Airplane!.[5]
  • According to executive producer Doug Robinson, production for this season is still scheduled to begin in August, and expected to premiere in Fall 2020, with very strict precautions on set to prevent any outbreak of COVID-19 among the cast and crew. On August 24, 2020, Wendi McLendon-Covey revealed that filming would begin that week and the season would premiere in late October.[6]
  • On August 25, 2020, production officially began for Season 8, Hayley Orrantia filmed the full rundown of the precautions that they take on set.[7]
  • Ren will be returning from last season, but was recasted due to Kelli Berglund being committed to another show.[8]
  • On September 10, 2020, It was announced that the season will premiere on October 21, 2020 with an hour long premiere, with episodes continuing October 28, 2020 at 8pm/7c.[9]

References

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