The Goldbergs is staying put on E4. The Channel 4 owned digi-net has inked a new deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television and picked up the UK rights to future seasons of the ABC comedy. Additionally, E4 has acquired The Goldbergs‘ 1990s set spin-off Schooled. The sixth season of The Goldbergs is presently airing on E4 and Schooled will launch on the channel next month.
Created by Adam F. Goldberg, The Goldbergs is set in the 1980s and follows the exploits a family with and in-your-face mother, a hot-tempered father and three eccentric children. The comedy series is produced by Sony Pictures Television & Happy Madison and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Patton Oswalt, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile and Sam Lerner.
The new wide-ranging agreement between Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television also encompasses a VOD element and will see All 4 become the exclusive UK streaming home to both The Goldbergs and Schooled. The first five seasons of The Goldbergs will be available on All 4 from Wednesday March 6th, while episodes from season six will be available on the platform as they air. Episodes of Schooled will stack on All 4 as they are broadcast and will then remain available.
Schooled is set in 1990-something and follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by new music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis, Principal Glascott, Coach Mellor and young, enthusiastic super-teacher Charlie Brown, or CB for short. Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students.
The comedy series, which was created by Adam F. Goldberg and Marc Firek, is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, AJ Michalka and Brett Dier. It was originally piloted for the 2017-2018 season but failed to score a pick up. ABC then aired the pilot as part of the fifth season of The Goldbergs and after some slight re-tooling picked up the spin-off to series.
E4 has been busy of late. This new wide-ranging deal with Sony for The Goldbergs and Schooled comes after the channel picked up the Minnie Driver fronted comedy Speechless from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and confirmed that they were not renewing their licensing agreement with Turner for Angie Tribeca. Schooled joins a comedy slate on the channel that also includes: ABC’s Black-ish; CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Happy Together, and Young Sheldon; and NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Check out ABC’s trailer for Schooled below: