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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Tuesday night

The Goldbergs 9 p.m. ABC

Several weeks in, and I’m still confounded as to what “The Goldbergs” is trying to be. It’s part “The Wonder Years,” part “That ’70s Show,” with a bit of every sitcom cliche thrown in for good measure. I want to shake Jeff Garlin by the shoulders, tell him he’s too good for this slop, and beg him to please put some slacks on. The only thing “The Goldbergs” manages to do is pluck heart strings with Rubik’s Cubes and acid wash jeans. However, nostalgia does not a sitcom make.

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