‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (Jan. 3): Erica Reaches a Breaking Point With Geoff

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‘The Goldbergs’ Episode Guide (Jan. 3): Erica Reaches a Breaking Point With Geoff

“The Goldberg Girls” Season 5 Winter Premiere (01/03/18) – Afraid she’ll be all alone in her old age, Beverly attempts to bond with other moms to form their own group like the TV show “The Golden Girls,” while Erica gets annoyed at Geoff’s romantic gestures, almost causing them to break up, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Guest starring in “The Goldberg Girls” are Rowan Blanchard as Jackie, Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, Noah Munck as Naked Rob, Matt Bush as Andy Cogan, Shayne Topp as Matt Bradley, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Ken Lerner as Lou Schwartz, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Mindy Sterling as Linda Schwartz, Stephanie Courtney as Essie Karp, Ruben Amaro, Jr. as Ruben Amara, Sr., Nate Hartley as Dan and Alex Jennings as Carla.

“The Goldberg Girls” was written by Mark Firek and directed by Lea Thompson.

The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back! For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is at her best when she’s meddling, matchmaking and bedazzling her way through life, while Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) parents from the comfort of his recliner in his underpants.

Oldest sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) dreams of being a pop star if she can only overcome her secret love of all things uncool. Then there’s middle child Barry (Troy Gentile) 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 (AJ Michalka), as his girlfriend.

Rounding out the brood is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who enjoys family time with his grandkids almost as much as his weekly massages. This season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies, as they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg.

“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.

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