When “The Goldbergs,” a show you’ve never watched, returns next month for a 10th season, Jeff Garlin’s Murray will have been dead a few months. They don’t even sit shiva for him.
It’s unclear if Garlin, who stars on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” knows or cares.
“The Goldbergs” showrunner, Alex Barrow, tells Entertainment Weekly: “I’ve had a conversation with Jeff and he’s aware that he’s not being replaced. The truth is, I don’t know if he knows what his fate is, but I’m assuming he knows, would be the answer to that question. We haven’t had a subsequent conversation since the beginning of writing that he would have any specific clarity on that.”
Garlin was forced off “The Goldbergs” in its 9th season because someone in the cast thought he spoke inappropriately on the set. Garlin and the great George Segal were the only reasons to watch this show. Without them, there isn’t one.
I do hope Larry David somehow parodies this PC nonsense on “Curb” when that show returns for its 12th season to HBO. I’d love to see the fictional Goldberg family get chewed out Susie Essman.