Jeff Garlin’s Character on ‘The Goldbergs’ Killed Off for Season 10: Jeff Garlin’s Murray will have been gone for a while by the time viewers of the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” tune in for season 10 this autumn.
The showrunners of “The Goldbergs,” Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop, discussed the series’ approach to dealing with Garlin’s tumultuous exit from the show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Actor Garlin left Sony Pictures Television by “mutual agreement,” after an HR investigation into his “silliness” on set.
Jeff Garlin’s Character on ‘The Goldbergs’ Killed Off for Season 10
Season 10 premieres on September 21, and with it comes the arrival of a new family member: Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Geoff (Sam Lerner), who recently tied the knot and are expecting their first child.
Barnow said, “This is going to be a family that has not resolved the fact that their father’s gone, but has sort of moved on and has dealt with a lot of that.” So, we’re looking ahead to the future with hope, because a baby is on the way. To capitalise on this intriguing emotional foundation for current behaviour is a great chance.
Bishop continued, “In all candour, it really does seem like a major reset for us. Therefore, we enter the new season with a tonne of momentum.
Unlike Pops [George Segal] in the Season 9 opener, “where they’re dealing with it sort of very freshly,” the family “had already grieved,” Barnow noted. Since Jeff Garlin isn’t returning this season, the tales have focused on the future rather than the past.
To clarify, Barnow responded, “I’ve talked to Jeff, and he’s aware that he’s not being replaced.” when asked if Garlin knows that his character is being killed off. The honest answer is that I have no idea if he knows what will happen to him, but I will assume that he does. Since we started writing, we haven’t had another conversation in which he could have clarified it.
Season 10’s description reveals that after Murray’s death, Pop-Pop (Judd Hirsch) would play a larger role in the lives of his grandchildren. They’ve also hinted that David Hasselhoff will make a cameo as himself.
In the show’s nine seasons on the air, this will be the first time that Garlin has not appeared at all. Garlin was abruptly written out of the programme after recording the 15th and 16th episodes of Season 9, out of a total of 22, due to the claims. Off-camera speech from earlier episodes, unused takes, and previously captured photographs allowed the actor to make an appearance. Garlin had continued to be compensated for his participation on the show during this time.
In an earlier interview with Vanity Fair, Garlin had responded to the charges against him, saying, “Well, to be honest with you, there is no story. Sony and I don’t agree on this.
‘In my perspective, I have my approach about how I’m humorous, in terms of the scenario and what I have to do,’ he went on. This, in their opinion, creates a “unsafe” working environment. To be clear, I have no idea how my idiocy has contributed to an unhealthy working environment. Always the considerate and helpful one, that’s me. There’s no doubt that I make some blunders occasionally. In contrast, the purpose of my humour is to make people laugh away their sorrow. Why on earth would I want to intentionally hurt someone only to make myself laugh? Abusive behaviour. That’s really out of line.
Garlin left “The Goldbergs” on amicable terms days after that interview came out.