'The Goldbergs' trailer: ABC goes back to the '80s with new comedy
Ah, the '80s -- that magical decade of big hair and bad clothes. ABC is counting on viewer nostalgia for a time most would like to forget with their new Tuesday night comedy, "The Goldbergs."
Evoking a "Wonder Years" feel, the trailer is narrated by the grown-up version of 11-year-old Adam ( Sean Giambrone), a future director who captures the antics of his family on his huge video camera. There's overbearing mom Beverly ( Wendi McLendon-Covey, "Bridesmaids"), screaming brute dad Murray ( Jeff Garlin, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), oldest sister Erica ( Hayley Orrantia, "The X Factor), total spaz middle child Barry ( Troy Gentile, "Good Luck Chuck") and wild man grandpa Al ( George Segal, "Don't Shoot Me").
While the trailer sounds as if its narrated by Patton Oswalt (which is always a plus), the show seems to be putting all its hopes on callbacks to a decade that's already been widely mocked in pop culture. There seem to be some moments of genuine humor here, let's just hope they don't get buried beneath a mountain of time period references. (For instance, Barry's line about Flavor Flav? Lands with quite a thud.)
"The Goldbergs" has the hard task of kicking off a Tuesday comedy hour from 9 p.m. to 10 on the network, something that flopped this season with "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust The B----," but a lead-in from the highly-anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." should help matters.
Watch the trailer and let us know what you think -- Are you ready to go back in time with "The Goldbergs"?