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SPHE Press Release: The Goldbergs: The Complete First Season

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 21 2014 - 09:12 PM



“One of the new offerings that stands out from the pack…fueled partly by nostalgia, 
partly by the great Jeff Garlin's constant yelling and partly by some outstanding writing.”

Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman


Starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, 
Hayley Orrantia, George Segal & Jeff Garlin



Debuting on DVD Sept. 9


Featuring Cast & Crew Commentary on Five Episodes &

Five All-New, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes


CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – The ‘80s are back in full swing with the Sept. 9 DVD release of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s “THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON.” “The Goldbergs” is a coming-of-age comedy that brings viewers back to simpler times – when overbearing moms, gruff dads and annoying siblings were par for the course. Documenting the ups and downs of growing up in a multigenerational family in the ‘80s, this freshman-season comedy has earned big laughs, offering viewers a charming and intimate look at an average American family -- just like yours, only slightly louder and more colorful. The laugh-out-loud ensemble cast starring in “The Goldbergs” includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Sean Giambrone (“Clarence”), Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck), Hayley Orrantia (“The X Factor”), George Segal (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). The series is narrated by Patton Oswalt (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).


“THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” contains all 23 episodes on three DVD discs, along with cast and crew commentary on five episodes, and five all-new, behind-the-scenes featurettes, including a look at creating the first season in “Blast from the Past: Making Season One.”  Additional featurettes include “Our House: The ‘80s Revisited,” giving viewers an inside glimpse of the Goldberg home, as well as “On Set with Jeff Garlin,” featuring Goldberg patriarch Murray (Garlin). Fans can also enjoy a rare glimpse into Patton Oswalt’s process as narrator in “Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up.” Lastly, “Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” takes fans on a tour of the wardrobe department where costume designer Keri Smith reveals details on dressing a show set in the ‘80s.



Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for just showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s.  For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera, ready to capture all the crazy. THE GOLDBERGS is produced by Happy Madison Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Exhibit A Productions in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television. It was created by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) and executive produced by Adam F. Goldberg, Seth Gordon (“Marry Me”) and Doug Robinson (“Rules of Engagement”).



Circle of Driving

Daddy Daughter Day

Mini Murray

Why’re You Hitting Yourself?

The Ring

Who Are You Going to Telephone?

Call Me When You Get There

The Kremps

Stop Arguing and Start Thanking



You’re Under Foot


The Other Smother

You Opened the Door

Muscles Mirsky

Goldbergs Never Say Die!

Lame Gretzky

For Your Own Good

President’s Fitness Test

You’re Not Invited

The Age of Darkness

A Wrestler Named Goldberg

Livin’ on a Prayer 



Special Features Include:

·  Cast and Crew Commentary on five episodes:  Never Say Die!, Kara-Te’, Call Me When You Get There,

Lame Gretzky & You Opened the Door

·  Five All-New Featurettes:

o  Blast from the Past: Making Season One – Go behind-the-scenes with the cast and creator Adam F. Goldberg to get the inside scoop about creating this dysfunctional, yet loving family.

o  Our House: The ‘80s Revisited – A tour of the Goldberg house with the production design and props team to get a glimpse into the intricate ‘80s detail from the show.

o  On Set with Jeff Garlin – Spend a day behind the scenes with the patriarch of the Goldberg family.

o  Patton Oswalt: Adam Grows Up –Hear from Patton Oswalt about his favorite moments from the show & a rare glimpse into his process as narrator.

o  Costumes of the '80s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – From Beverly’s sweaters to Murray’s tighty whiteys, fans can tour the wardrobe department with Costume Designer Keri Smith. 


Broadcast Year:  2013-2014. THE GOLDBERGS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON has a run time of about 495 minutes & is not rated. Artwork is available at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.



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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Matt Lucas

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Posted September 09 2014 - 10:51 AM

Hello all---


This is a wonderfully funny and entertaining show.


So...why is it apparently NOT available on blu-ray?  I'd buy the blu-ray immediately...but it looks like there isn't one.




#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted September 09 2014 - 10:53 AM

We love watching this show. It's hilarious IMO.


Don't think I'd want to invest $$$ to have it on a disc though. I'm sure it will be available for streaming for free from several sources.



#4 of 4 OFFLINE   McCrutchy


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Posted September 12 2014 - 10:56 AM

Hello all---


This is a wonderfully funny and entertaining show.


So...why is it apparently NOT available on blu-ray?  I'd buy the blu-ray immediately...but it looks like there isn't one.








I am in the same boat. I will only buy and watch Blu-rays, and I have even given up on watching most HDTV due to compression.


No interest in DVD or digital delivery, however, I would buy a Blu-ray in an instant.


Very disappointing release, especially from Sony, as apparently, this series did well.

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