‘The Goldbergs’ renewed for season 3; are ABC’s floodgates starting to open?

We’ve been waiting for a long time for ABC to start to make things a little clearer when it comes to the future of many of their shows, and today, we at least know the truth now about one of them in “The Goldbergs.”

The news about a season 3 renewal first came out via Jeff Garlin’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he said that he show will start production in August. Following this, creator Adam F. Goldberg referenced the infamous Cancellation Bear of TVbythenumbers fame when discussing the video interview on Stewart’s show. Ultimately, fans can breathe a little easier for the rest of the spring!

Granted, it’s not like there was ever a real reason to be concerned here at all, given that the show was commercially successful, well-liked by critics, and has proven itself to be the sort of solid hit that can succeed without a whole lot of publicity. It’s a lot like another ABC comedy in “The Middle” that way.

For the most part, there is really no reason to be worried about ABC’s Wednesday-night lineup in general, since it has morphed into the most consistent comedy block on television. The only real question mark we have at the moment revolves around “The Middle,” and that is mostly because of Charlie McDermott departing for the CBS pilot “Super Clyde.”

Hopefully this is is the beginning of ABC’s ratings floodgates starting to open, and there will be some more news on renewals / cancellations in the next week or two. There are some huge question marks out there still, with “Castle” and its complicated status at the top of the list.

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