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Season 8 of the American television comedy series The Goldbergs was confirmed on May 21, 2020, along with the cancellation of Schooled.[2] It is the 10th season in the The Goldbergs/Schooled franchise and premiered on October 21, 2020. The season will have 22 episodes, one of which was originally slated to air in Season 7 but remained unproduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was 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 Original air date
164 1 Airplane! David Guarascio Eric Dean Seaton 801 October 21, 2020
165 2 The Prettiest Boy in School Matt Roller Lew Schneider 802 October 21, 2020
166 3 It's All About Comptrol Mike Sikowitz Lew Schneider 803 October 28, 2020
167 4 Bill's Wedding Teleplay by: Alex Barnow & Chris Bishop
Story by: Mike Sikowitz
Christine Lakin 804 November 4, 2020
168 5 Dee-Vorced Teleplay by: Bill Callahan
Story by:
Bill Callahan & Adam F. Goldberg
Lew Schneider 805 November 18, 2020
169 6 Eracism Peter Dirksen & Jonathan Howard Eric Dean Seaton 807 November 25, 2020
170 7 Hanukkah On The Seas Annie Mebane Jason Blount 806 December 2, 2020
171 8 Bevy's Big Murder Mystery Party Aaron Kaczander Lew Schneider 808 January 13, 2021
172 9 Cocoon Elizabeth Beckwith Christine Lakin 809 January 27, 2021
173 10 Geoff's New Hat Langan Kingsley Lew Schneider 810 February 3, 2021
174 11 Quaker Warden Erik Weiner Vern Davidson 811 February 10, 2021
175 12 The Lasagna You Deserve Mike Sikowitz Eric Dean Seaton 812 February 24, 2021
176 13 Mr. Ships Ahoy Matt Roller Lew Schneider 813 March 3, 2021
177 14 Love Triangle David Guarascio Jay Chandrasekhar 814 March 24, 2021
178 15 Bever-lé Bill Callahan Lew Schneider 815 March 31, 2021
179 16 Couple Off Annie Mebane Lea Thompson 816 April 7, 2021
180 17 Who's Afraid of Brea Bee? Peter Dirksen & Jonathan Howard Lew Schneider 817 April 14, 2021
181 18 The Dating Game Vicky Castro Ryan Krayser 818 April 21, 2021
182 19 Daddy Daughter Day 2 Aaron Kaczander & Erik Weiner Mary Lambert 819 April 28, 2021
183 20 Poker Night Langan Kingsley & Elizabeth Beckwith Lew Schneider 820 May 5, 2021
184 21 Alligator Schwartz Dan Bailey Nicole Abranian 821 May 12, 2021
185 22 The Proposal Alex Barnow & Chris Bishop Lew Schneider 822 May 19, 2021

Trivia

  • This season was confirmed on May 21, 2020, along with the cancellation of Schooled.
  • It was thought that 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. However, Wendi McLendon-Covey confirmed on April 10, 2021 that the season would consist of 22 episodes.[3]
    • 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". She was referring to "Bill's Wedding", as confirmed on November 2, 2020.[4]
  • Adam and Brea Bee were together at the beginning of this season.
  • It is unknown if Lainey Lewis will return due to the cancellation of Schooled, but Jonathan Glascott appeared in "The Prettiest Boy in School" and will likely be recurring once again.
    • On July 31, 2020, it was confirmed that Bryan Callen would not be returning to his role as Rick Mellor in the upcoming season.[5]
  • It was thought that this could 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."[6]), and Adam is a senior in this season. However, the series was renewed for a ninth season on May 14, 2021.[7]
  • This season will retain the prior season's time slot, Wednesdays at 8:00pm/7:00c.[8]
  • This season premiered with a tribute to the 1980 film Airplane!.[9]
  • On July 25, 2020, executive producer Doug Robinson confirmed that production for this season was still scheduled to begin in August, and was 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.[10]
  • On August 25, 2020, production officially began for Season 8, Hayley Orrantia filmed the full rundown of the precautions that they take on set.[11]
  • Ren returned this season from the prior season, but Carrie Wampler was cast in the role due to Kelli Berglund being committed to another show.[12]
  • On September 10, 2020, it was announced that the season would premiere on October 21, 2020 with an hour long premiere, with episodes continuing October 28, 2020 at 8pm/7c.[13]
  • On December 31, 2020, it was announced that production of the eighth season of The Goldbergs had been delayed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and would resume on January 11th rather than January 4th as previously expected.[14]

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