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 premiered 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.


Main Cast

Semi-Regular Cast

Recurring Cast


No. in
Title Written by Directed by Prod. code 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 TBA January 13, 2021


  • 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". She was referring to "Bill's Wedding", as confirmed on November 2, 2020.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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."[4]). However, this has not been confirmed.
  • This season will retain the prior season's time slot, Wednesdays at 8:00pm/7:00c.[5]
  • This season premiered with a tribute to the 1980 film Airplane!.[6]
  • 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.[7]
  • On August 25, 2020, production officially began for Season 8, Hayley Orrantia filmed the full rundown of the precautions that they take on set.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]


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