7 of 11: 'The Goldbergs' (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. this fall): Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year-old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy.

The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic 'smother,' an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, a grade-A spaz with classic middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who's crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al 'Pops' Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who's schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it's enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos.

'The Goldbergs' stars Wendi McLendon-Covey ('Bridesmaids') as Beverly, Jeff Garlin ('Curb Your Enthusiasm') as Murray, George Segal ('Don't Shoot Me') as Pops, Hayley Orrantia ('The X Factor') as Erica, Sean Giambrone as Adam and Troy Gentile ('Good Luck Chuck') as Barry. (ABC Photo / Eric McCandless)

Share this gallery
Advertisement