Exclusive Interview: THE GOLDBERGS star George Segal flashes back to the ’80s

George Segal in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC has just picked up its freshman half-hour comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Tuesday nights at 9 PM, for a full season. Set in the mid-1980s, the show is based on the real-life adventures of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, then an eleven-year-old budding filmmaker (played by Sean Giambrone) who drove his family crazy by following them around with a huge video camera (the real-life footage can be seen at the ends of each episode). Besides Giambrone, the series stars Jeff Garlin as Adam’s loud father Murray, Wendy McClendon-Covey as Adam’s big-haired, big-hearted mom Beverly and George Segal asBeverly’s “Pops,” Albert Solomon. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE GOLDBERGS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: George Segal, Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia Writers: Adam F. Goldberg Director: Seth Gordon Network: ABC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2013 There’s a lot to be said about the 1980s, especially if you grew up in them. The material is ripe for the picking in the appropriate hands, in this case those hands would be that of Adam Goldberg whose THE GOLDBERGS is loosely based on his own life growing up in during that decade. The premise is simplistic in its rarest form. A family of five dealing with everything a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Johnathan McClain talks RETIRED AT 35 Season 2

Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2012 TV Land

On TV Land’s RETIRED AT 35, now in its second season Wednesdays at 11 PM, Johnathan McClain plays the title character, David Robbins, who quits his awful job and returns to his hometown, only to be caught up in quarrels between his strong-willed parents, played by George Segal and Jessica Walter. McClain is a native of South Carolina whose TV resume includes 24, MEDIUM and CSI. This interview was conducted over the phone. McClain sets the stage at his end of the line while he’s on vacation in Italy. JOHNATHAN McCLAIN: I’m sitting here, staring at the Arno River from […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: RETIRED AT 35 brings back the old-fashioned sitcom (with a modern twist)

George Segal and Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2011 TV Land

Today’s TCA press tour event kicked off today with TV Land bringing out their latest sitcom RETIRED AT 35 which debuts on January 19th. Hot on the heels of the success of HOT IN CLEVELAND, RETIRED AT 35 is a sitcom about a 35 year old (Johnathan McClain) who quits his job and moves in with his parents (George Segal, Jessica Walter) in Florida. Of course, he’s arrived just as his parents are breaking up. The show is also shot in the multi-camera format that many networks have since abandoned for the single camera. “People miss this form,” says executive […]Read On »

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