Casting Chronicles: Nia Longs Joins ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff
Nia Long is returning to television. Just one season after her ABC comedy Uncle Buck was canceled, Nia has decided to rejoin the network- agreeing to co-star in the upcoming spinoff of their hit series The Goldbergs. The 90’s-set dramedy will feature the 45-year old actress as a widowed mother of three who enrolls her children in a school led by an eccentric and quirky cast of characters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on the pilot episode begins next month and will feature previously announced cast members Summer Parker, Rachel Crow, Bryan Callen and Tim Meadows.
As always, for those of you who may not know, the shooting of a pilot does not guarantee a show will be picked up by a network and make it to television. So, for those of you looking for a bit more Nia on your TV screens now, feel free to check her out on upcoming episodes of Empire (Fox) and Hand of God (Amazon).