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GOLDBERGS, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#509) "Parents Just Don't Understand"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

A SONG WRITTEN BY ADAM AND BARRY DOESN'T GET THE ACCOLADES THEY HOPED FOR, WHILE ERICA NEEDS DISTANCE FROM BEVERLY, ON ABC'S 'THE GOLDBERGS'

"Parents Just Don't Understand" - Adam and Barry decide to write a song like the iconic "Parents Just Don't Understand" and call it "Dads Just Don't Care." When they don't get the reaction they expect from Murray, the boys take appropriate steps to make amends. Meanwhile, Beverly keeps calling Erica in college but she wants space from her mom. Beverly is forced to take drastic measures to change that, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"The Goldbergs" stars Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille") as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile ("Good Luck Chuck") as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia ("The X Factor") as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as Murray Goldberg.

Guest starring in this episode are Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Shayne Topp as Matt Bradley, Alison Rich as Valley Erica, Karan Soni as Srini the Ra and Celesta Deastis as Mitzi.

"Parents Just Don't Understand" was written by Dan Levy and directed by David Katzenberg.

Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson, Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Lew Schneider, Chris Bishop, David Guarascio and Andrew Secunda are executive producers. "The Goldbergs" is produced by Happy Madison and Adam F. Goldberg Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
Returns in Fall 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's fifth & sixth) on 5/11/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam, his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly is at her best when she's meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants. Oldest sister Erica dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Then there's middle child Barry who's just as in touch with his emotions as he is with his sick rap skills, which is how he landed Erica's best friend and the hottest girl in school, Lainey, as his girlfriend. Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon, the wild man of the clan.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.J. Michalka as Lainey Lewis
· George Segal as Pops Solomon
· Hayley Orrantia as Erica Goldberg
· Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg
· Patton Oswalt as Adam Goldberg (Adult Voice)
· Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg
· Troy Gentile as Barry Goldberg
· Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Darien Provost as Adam Goldberg (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Armus as EP
· Adam F. Goldberg as CRTR/EP
· Alex Barnow as EP
· Chris Bishop as EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
· Lew Schneider as EP
· Marc Firek as EP
· Seth Gordon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Adam F. Goldberg Productions
· Happy Madison Productions
· Sony Pictures Television