When fans of “The Goldbergs” tune into the ABC sitcom’s 10th season this fall, Jeff Garlin’s patriarch Murray will have already been dead for months.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop unveiled how “The Goldbergs”
will deal with Garlin’s messy departure from the series midway through its ninth season.
Garlin’s exit was a “mutual agreement” between himself and Sony Pictures Television following an HR investigation into his on-set behavior,
Premiering Sept. 21, Season 10 also introduce a new member to the family, as newlyweds Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Geoff (Sam Lerner) have their first child.
“This is going to be a family that has not reconciled the fact that their father’s gone but has sort of moved on and has dealt with a lot of that,”
Barnow said. “So we’re starting with optimism about a baby coming and looking forward to the future.
It’s an opportunity for this interesting emotional basis for the way people are behaving.”
Bishop added: “It honestly feels like a huge reboot for us. So we have tons of momentum rolling into this new season.”