The show explores the daily lives of the Goldberg Family; a family living in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s.
AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, entitled "It's Who You Are." She also issued a single and video called "All I've Ever Needed" from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged.It's Adam's first day of high school, which means a clean slate for him and his nerdy friends.So he tries to reinvent himself with a new "bad boy" rep, dressing just like Judd Nelson's John Bender character in The Breakfast Club.She has also had a successful acting career, and after two seasons in a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, she had been promoted to a regular role on the series for the third season but was demoted to recurring status for the fifth season as her character went to college and thus was in fewer storylines. Michalka was born and raised in Torrance, California and is the younger sister of actress and musician, Aly Michalka.She is set to star with her Goldbergs colleagues Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen in a spin-off Schooled for air in the 2018–19 U. Her father, Mark, owns a contracting company, and her mother, Carrie, is a musician and performed with JC Band, a Christian band. As a little girl, she briefly lived in Seattle and Milwaukee. She has been playing the piano since she was six and started playing the guitar in her early life.