ABC has taken yet another few steps towards finalizing its 2019-20 schedule today.
Announced this morning, both “The Goldbergs” and its 1990s-set spin-off, “Schooled,” have been renewed by the network. “The Goldbergs” will be returning for its seventh season, while “Schooled” will be coming back for its second. The news comes just a few days after both series aired their season finales earlier this week.
Neither of these renewals come as much of a surprise. “The Goldbergs” remains one of ABC’s highest-rated comedies, and with “Modern Family” ending after next season, ABC will want to keep its beloved 80s-set comedy around for as long as it can.
The veteran comedy has averaged a solid 1.2 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 this season, making it the network’s no. 3 comedy (behind only “Modern Family” and “The Conners”), and its fourth-highest scripted series.
“Schooled,” meanwhile, proved to be less of a ratings hit in its first season and more of a strong overall performer for the network. Airing after new episodes of “The Goldbergs,” the spin-off series averaged a 1.0 throughout its first season, and managed to stay in that 0.9-1.0 range for almost the entirety of its first-year run.
With this announcement, “Whiskey Cavalier” is ABC’s only scripted series of the season that has yet to be canceled or renewed. But based on how quickly ABC has rolled out a majority of its renewal decisions over the past few days, it likely won’t take long for “Whiskey Cavalier’s” fate to become known.