“Shall We Play a Game?” (10/22/14) – Adam inadvertently gets Barry kicked out of the cool group (Jenkintown Posse) of friends at school and must come up with a plan to get his brother back in.
Adam convinces Barry and his friends he has the skills to hack into the school computer system to change their grades, but does he?
Later, Beverly is immediately jealous when she learns Erica hangs out with a friend’s cooler mom and sets out to show Erica she can be cool too, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring is AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Gillian Vigman and Louise Rubin, Brittany Underwood as Jill Rubin, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Sam Lerner as Jeff Schwartz, Noah Munck as “Naked” Rob Smith, Jerrell Lee Wesley as Teacher and Jackson Odell as Ari Caldwell.
“Shall We Play a Game?” was written by Niki Schwartz-Wright & Mac Marshall and directed by David Katzenberg.
Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child 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 more yelling. Mom, Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic “smother,” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries.
Dad, Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she’s the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick.
Adam is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather, Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.
“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, with George Segal “Just Shoot Me”) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as Murray Goldberg.
“The Goldbergs” is written and executive-produced by Adam F. Goldberg “Breaking In,” “Fanboys”) and also executive-produced by Doug Robinson, Seth Gordon, Alex Barnow and Marc Firek. “The Goldbergs” is from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.