Jeff Garlin Character on The Goldbergs: When the 10th season of “The Goldbergs” comes out this fall on ABC, Murray, played by Jeff Garlin, will have been dead for months.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop talked about how “The Goldbergs” will deal with Garlin’s messy exit from the show in the middle of its ninth season. Garlin left Sony Pictures Television by “mutual agreement” after an HR investigation into his behaviour on set, which the actor called “silliness.”
Jeff Garlin Character on The Goldbergs Killed Off for Season 10
The family will get a new member on September 21, when Season 10 starts, when Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Geoff (Sam Lerner), who just got married, have their first child.
Barnow said, “This is a family that hasn’t come to terms with the fact that their father is dead, but has moved on and dealt with a lot of that.” “So, to start, we’re happy about the baby coming and excited about the future. It’s a chance to find out why people are acting the way they are for this interesting emotional reason.”
Bishop said, “It really feels like we’re starting over. So we have a lot going for us as we start this new season.”
“The family has already grieved, which is different from Pops [George Segal] and the Season 9 premiere, where they’re still dealing with it,” Barnow said. “Jeff Garlin won’t be in the show this year, and so far most of the stories have been about looking forward rather than back.”
When asked if Garlin knows his character is going to die, Barnow said, “I’ve talked to Jeff, and he knows he’s not being replaced.” The real answer to that question is that I don’t know if he knows what will happen to him, but I assume he does. We haven’t talked about it again since we started writing, so he doesn’t have any new information on it.”
Showrunners said that in Season 10, viewers will see more of Pop-Pop (Judd Hirsch) because Murray’s death has brought the family closer together. They also hinted that David Hasselhoff will have a guest spot in which he will play himself.
In the nine years that “The Goldbergs” has been on TV, Season 10 will be the first time Garlin doesn’t appear at all. Garlin was suddenly kicked off the show because of the allegations while the show was filming the 15th and 16th episodes of its 22-episode Season 9. But the star still showed up through off-camera lines from earlier episodes and unused takes, as well as images that had already been shot. Garlin was still getting paid for his work on the show at that time.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Garlin talked about the accusations against him. He said, “Well, to be honest with you, there is no story. Sony and I have different ideas about this.”
He went on: “In my opinion, I have my own way of being funny that depends on the situation and what I have to do. They think it makes the workplace, quote, “unsafe.” Now, don’t get me wrong: I don’t know how my stupidity can make a place of work unsafe. I am always nice and considerate. I make mistakes, sure. But the point of my comedy is to make people feel better. Why would I ever want to hurt someone just to make myself laugh? That’s being mean. That’s just not right.”
A few days after that interview came out, Garlin agreed to leave “The Goldbergs.”