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ABC Sets ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff ‘Schooled’ for January

Just making it through William Penn Academy

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ABC is hoping to capitalize on the success of “The Goldbergs” this winter with a new spinoff show called “Schooled”. Unlike the original, this series will be set in 1990-something and follow the faculty of William Penn Academy.

The cast includes the new music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown, or CB for short (Brett Dier). So we guess Lainey’s band doesn’t become the next Bangles pop-sensation.

As for the premiere date, ABC will air the first episode of the single-camera comedy on Wednesday, January 9th. The show will use “The Goldbergs” as a lead-in, because that just makes sense. Since television usually starts to turn terrible in late winter, we are excited to get a great spinoff to stream through the end of the chilly months.

This show was also created by Adam F. Goldberg, with writer Marc Firek. The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios with Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson and Marc Firek serving as executive producers. ABC hasn’t released a trailer for the new season yet, but a few teasers will be released as we get closer to the premiere. Throughout the first season we will probably see Barry, Adam, Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg, Erica, and her boyfriend Geoff Schwartz on the show, if not all of them, at least some of them.

The show will join ABC’s long list of popular comedies including “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Modern Family,” “The Rookie,” “Single Parents,” “Speechless,” and “Splitting Up Together”.

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