The surprise statement by Jeff Garlin from The Goldbergs over multiple allegations of misconduct — which last week resulted in a mutual agreement to leave Sony Pictures Television’s ABC sitcom — has left the show in an unusual predicament. How should Garlin’s character, Murray Goldberg, be treated on the show, given that season 9 of “The Goldbergs” is in full swing and his sudden disappearance will be so remarkable?
While there may be a number of options for the creative team to address the situation, diverse I’ve learned that the plan for now is that Garlin will actually appear in the rest of the season – using off-camera dialogue pulled from previous episodes and unused footage, as well as previously taken photos of Garlin. he will not be there Deep fakes, nor any alternative to the face: But Garlin will continue to appear in some form for now, which means the actor will continue to pay, although technically it won’t work.
Garlin won’t be filming any new episodes of “The Goldbergs,” but his standby pose, filmed from behind, has already been used in group scenes since he left. Garlin’s position has appeared in promotional materials for the show in the past, with the actor’s head resting on the other man’s body.
Over the years, Garlin’s character has become less important to “The Goldbergs” – in fact, he’s only been working one day a week this season.
Sony Corporation representative has no comments. ABC did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Garlin’s representatives.
“Goldbergs” was filming the 15th and 16th episodes of Season 9’s 22-episode – above the initial rating of 18 – when Garlin abruptly quit the show. The comedian had given an interview to Maureen Ryan of Vanity Fair, which was published on December 3, in which he addressed allegations of misconduct and rumors that he was fired from his job. In the interview, Garlin repeatedly downplayed what Ryan had heard about Garlin’s specific behavior. However, he acknowledged that there were several HR investigations into his actions.
Garlin has played Murray’s character since “The Goldbergs” premiered in 2013, and has told Vanity Fair that he expects this season to be the last popular sitcom, though sources on the show have said they hope it will run into Season 10. diverseElizabeth Wagmeister was in the audience when Garlin performed a routine show on what turned out to be the day he spoke to Vanity Fair, and he repeatedly said during his set that he despised “The Goldbergs.”