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  • ABC orders up more of ‘The Goldbergs’

    November 4, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Fans of “The Goldbergs,” kvell away. ABC has announced it is picking up the fledgling comedy for a full season.

    While the series received lukewarm reviews from heavyweight critics such as yours truly, it is averaging 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49....

  • Meet ‘The Goldbergs’: Adam Goldberg mines his family’s mishegoss for new sitcom

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 6, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    Adam F. Goldberg still remembers how his father used to come home from work, promptly unbuckle his trousers, drop them by the front door and then declare “the TV’s mine,” before parading around the house in his tighty whities.

    In lieu of car keys when Adam was a teenager, his...

  • ‘The Goldbergs’ come to ABC

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2013 | 7:10 am

    The radio program “The Rise of the Goldbergs” premiered in 1929, introducing America to an unabashedly Jewish immigrant family whose matriarch, Molly (Gertrude Berg) dished out compassion and comedy as rich as her own chicken soup.

    Two decades later, a television version of the...

  • “Curb” star Jeff Garlin spends two days in jail following parking lot confrontation

    By Ryan Torok

    June 18, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Actor Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") was released from a Van Nuys jail yesterday, at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) website.

    An incident that sounds like it’s straight out of “Curb,” Garlin--who has also appeared on...

  • The real Susie Essman

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2013 | 11:04 am

    “Everybody thinks I’m Susie Greene,” actress and comedian Susie Essman said.

    And no wonder. Over eight seasons on Larry David’s largely improvised HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Essman has portrayed a pampered, albeit foul-mouthed Jewish housewife, whose blistering sarcasm...

  • May 26-June 1

    By Ryan Torok

    May 23, 2012 | 10:16 am

    SAT | MAY 26

    Haskell, a young Jewish immigrant fleeing Russian pogroms in 1909, settles in the Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas, in this musical adaptation of playwright Mark Harelik’s tale of a stranger in a strange land. As he struggles to achieve the...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Apr. 7-13, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    April 4, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    SAT | APRIL 7

    For television actor Jack Shore and his Yiddish actor grandfather Jacob Shemerinsky it’s showtime — in parallel dimensions. Preparing for a sold-out tribute to his grandfather, Jack is backstage in his cramped dressing room worrying about his...

  • ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 8 Teaser Trailer

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 11, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    As the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm approaches, I’d like to take this time to thank God for the previous seven.  Every episode has been a gift and I know the eight season will not disappoint.  Going back to his roots, Larry David and his gang have made New York the atmosphere...

  • Jeff Garlin…Seriously

    By Ryan Torok

    June 1, 2010 | 9:39 pm

    An hour before the start of Jeff Garlin’s recent stand-up show at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood, a huge line had formed around the block on Franklin Avenue, obstructing the entrances to adjacent cafes and a clothing store.

    Most of the motley group waiting in line appeared...

  • Jeff Garlin Can’t Curb His Enthusiasm for the Farmers Market

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 21, 2009 | 6:36 pm

    Jeff Garlin burst onto the national scene as Larry David’s schlemiel of a manager on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which will begin its seventh season on HBO this fall, but last week his focus was decidedly local – at Third and Fairfax– as he emceed the Farmers Market’s 75th...

  • Films: Garlin hopes audience will be pleased with ‘Cheese’

    By Jay Firestone

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jeff Garlin loves being Jewish. He's a borscht-eating, challah-noshing, temple-going, "big bowl of Jewish," as he so proudly describes himself.

    A proud Jew at home, Garlin also plays one on television.

    Best known as Jeff Greene on the hit comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which...