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Wendi McLendon-Covey and Hayley Orrantia Prepare To Pass The Smother Torch On “The Goldbergs”

THE GOLDBERGS – Uncle-ing – With her due date approaching, Erica is over the exhausting pregnancy and demands a babymoon. When things take an unforeseen turn, Geoff is tasked with producing the one person Erica needs more than anyone. Meanwhile, Adam and Barry seek out advice on uncle-ing from some unexpected sources on an all-new episode of The Goldbergs, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Scott Everett White) KEN LERNER, MINDY STERLING, SAM LERNER, HAYLEY ORRANTIA, WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY, DAN FOGLER

Things are changing in “The Goldbergs” house during the hit show’s tenth season. Hayley Orrantia (Erica) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Beverly) are ready to take on their new roles of “mother” and “grandmother” respectively.

Although both Orrantia and McLendon-Covey are not parents in real-life, they drew up inspiration from their friends and their ten years of experience in the roles to prepare for their characters’ new journey. “I think that Erica’s natural tendency, is she can be a little selfish,” says Orrantia. That doesn’t mean she thinks Erica will completely avoid becoming her mother. “Having grown up with Beverly as a mom, I have a feeling we’re going to see smothering tendencies.”

McLendon-Covey has no doubt about it. “I think she’s going to be exactly like her mother, while denying that she is anything like her mother, telling Beverly that she’s totally wrong.”

You can catch an all-new episode of “The Goldbergs” tonight at 8:30pm EDT on ABC and streaming tomorrow on Hulu.

About The Goldbergs

“The Goldbergs” are back for a monumental 10th season celebrating everything we love about our favorite ‘80s household while also welcoming a new season of life. With everyone living back under the same roof and Beverly preparing for her new role as Grandsmotherer, there is more Goldbergs pandemonium than ever! As this new chapter unfolds, the Goldbergs continue to remind us that there is no bond greater than family, and there is nothing they can’t handle with each other’s support.

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