"The Goldbergs" Season 8 Premiere WEDNESDAY OCT 21 on ABC

"The Goldbergs" Season 8 Premiere WEDNESDAY OCT 21 on ABC

It's time to head back to the '80s, because "The Goldbergs" season 8 premiere has been announced! Delivering on the network's commitment to being the broadcast destination for family comedy, ABC today announced premiere dates for its Wednesday primetime comedy block. "The Goldbergs," "The Conners" and "black-ish" will return WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21, and "American Housewife" will join the comedy lineup on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28.

"The Goldbergs" returns WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 8|7c with a tribute to the '80s classic "Airplane!"

"We couldn't be more excited to spread some much-needed joy with our Wednesday night comedy lineup," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "While we had to be incredibly flexible this year, we are so lucky that we're able to continue our long tradition of making Wednesday night comedy a strong staple of our fall broadcast schedule."

Most recently, ABC claimed 3 of the Top 4 comedies last season in Adults 18-49, "Modern Family" (1.6/8) – No. 1 (tie), "The Conners" (1.5/8) – No. 3 and "The Goldbergs" (1.3/6) – No. 4 (tie), as well as securing the No. 1 (tie) scripted summer broadcast show this year with "United We Fall."

ABC's Wednesday scripted comedy series premiere dates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific).

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
8|7c - "The Goldbergs" (premiering with two back-to-back episodes)
9|8c - "The Conners"
9:30|8:30c - "black-ish"

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28 
8:30|7:30c - "American Housewife"

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Previously announced standalone "black-ish" event composed of two back-to-back episodes will air Sunday, Oct. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). For the first time, ABC will air a fully animated "black-ish" episode as part of the event.)

Despite the challenges, ups, downs, twists and turns of life together, everyone's favorite '80s family, the Goldbergs, proves that life will be sweet. "The Goldbergs" stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal as Al "Pops" Solomon and Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg. Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Chris Bishop, Annette Davis, Mike Sikowitz, Bill Callahan, David Guarascio and Annie Mebane are executive producers. "The Goldbergs" is produced by Happy Madison, Doug Robinson Productions and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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