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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INKS CHANNEL 4 DEAL FOR HIT US COMEDY THE GOLDBERGS


LONDON, 16 December 2014 — Sony Pictures Television has inked a multi season deal for hit US sitcom The Goldbergs with UK broadcaster Channel 4.

The series will be shown on Channel 4's youth-skewing digital channel E4 and season one is set to air in early 2015. 

The Goldbergs first premiered in the US on ABC in September 2013 with a debut audience of more than 11 million, and the first series averaged seven million viewers across its 23 episode run. 

Announcing the sale, Mike Wald, executive vice president, international distribution for Sony Pictures Television, said: “The Goldbergs have already proved to be immensely popular with viewers in the US with the show's brilliant blend of humour, nostalgia and original storytelling. Following our recent sale of hit comedy Marry Me, it will make a great addition to E4’s new year programming."

The Goldbergs is a single-cam comedy starring Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and George Segal (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The series is based loosely on showrunner Adam Goldberg’s own upbringing and is told from the perspective of youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), documenting the foibles of daily family life with his video camera, showcasing his relatives’ eccentric characters and growing up in the 1980s.

The Goldbergs is produced by Happy Madison Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Exhibit A Productions in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television. 

Channel 4 also picked up Sony Pictures Television's ratings hit comedy Marry Me for E4 earlier this year. From the makers of Happy Endings, Marry Me premiered in the U.S. in October and is NBC’s No. 1 comedy this season.

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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.