The Goldbergs season 10 will kill off Murray after Jeff Garlin’s exit
The Goldbergs Season 10 will kill off Murray after Jeff Garlin’s controversial exit from the show. As Murray Goldberg’s character, the patriarch of the titular family, Garlin had been on the ABC show since its debut in 2013. But late last year, The Goldbergs was caught in an off-camera controversy, as it was on December 16 that Garlin had come out The Goldbergs in a mutual agreement with the production company Sony Pictures Television. The decision followed a human resources investigation into his conduct on set, which several crew members reportedly found to be aggressive and unwarranted.
The investigation stemmed from several years of complaints. In many cases, crew members said they experienced instances of Garlin using inappropriate language. And in one instance, Garlin allegedly berated a married couple who worked on the show. Although it had become less central The Goldbergs in recent seasons, questions remained about how the sitcom would handle Murray’s long-term absence.
Now, according to EWMurray will be killed when The Goldbergs Season 10 premieres on September 21st. Alex Barnow, the comedy’s co-showrunner, says the character will already be dead by the time the new episodes begin. In his quote, which you can read below, the co-showrunner talks about how Murray’s absence will change the family dynamic and previews some of the other storylines viewers can expect.
well, [Garlin is] He won’t go into the season, obviously. [Murray] will have passed, and we begin from a place several months removed from his death. The family has already grieved, unlike Pops [George Segal] and the Season 9 premiere where they’re treating it in a very fresh way. This is going to be a family that hasn’t come to terms with the fact that their father is gone, but has moved on and dealt with a lot of it. So let’s start with optimism about the arrival of a baby and looking to the future. It’s an opportunity for that interesting emotional basis for the way people behave. But Jeff won’t be in the series this year, and so far the stories have largely been about looking forward rather than looking back.
It’s probably for the best that the next season directly addresses Murray’s death. To avoid Garlin’s firing, the show relied on the use of off-camera dialogue and unused takes, in addition to footage of Garlin. While this approach made sense as a short-term solution, it didn’t work well in execution. The sitcom regularly went viral for perhaps the wrong reasons, as Twitter users and others mocked how unconvincing Murray’s presence was. And in any case, it’s clear that Barnow wants to focus on the new episodes, which are being described as a reboot of the ABC staple.
The Goldbergs Season 10 will also feature newlyweds Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Geoff (Sam Lerner) welcoming their first child. As often happens in real life, sadness for The Goldbergs clan will also see some moments of happiness. There will also be the usual hilarious cameos and conflicts that fans have come to expect. It will be interesting to see how the show manages this bittersweet balance as it enters a milestone that relatively few comedies already reach.