Goldberg, who passed away two days shy of his 69th birthday at his home in Montecito, CA, launched Family Ties on NBC in 1982. The comedy made a star of Michael J. Fox and served as a staple of the Peacock’s Thursday lineup for nearly a decade.
He later reunited with Fox on ABC’s Spin City (which he co-created with Bill Lawrence). He also created the acclaimed semi-autobiographical half-hour dramedy Brooklyn Bridge, which ran for two seasons on CBS.
His other credits include writing stints on Lou Grant, The Bob Newhart Show and M*A*S*H. He also directed the films Dad and Must Love Dogs.
Goldberg is survived by his wife, Diana, and daughters Shana Goldberg-Meehan (a former Friends EP) and Cailin Goldberg-Meehan.