In December of 2021, as “The Goldbergs” Season 9 rolled on, Jeff Garlin reached a deal to leave the show as soon as possible. This move didn’t have to do with financials or creative disagreements. Rather, it had to do with serious allegations that had been levied against Garlin by “Goldbergs” personnel and multiple investigations into his behavior by the program’s human resources department. According to Deadline‘s sources, the Murray Goldberg actor was allegedly physically and verbally abusive on set toward various individuals — so much so that when his firing became known, many people celebrated the news.
Despite the off-screen death of Murray, “The Goldbergs” Season 10 has still come to fruition with the remainder of the main cast returning. A mere few hours before the batch of episodes would premiere on September 21, 2022, Garlin took to Instagram to make a surprising announcement. “Bipolar is a m***********. Sometimes it’s just too much to deal with,” he wrote, adding, “I’m doing the best I can. This the first time that I’ve opened up about this.” It’s unknown how long ago Garlin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, though one can only hope he has received and continues to receive the proper treatment for it.
Without Jeff Garlin’s Murray Goldberg, Season 10 will be something of a litmus test for the future of “The Goldbergs.” It will be interesting to see how the series performs without one of its main characters and, depending on how well it does, how many more seasons we can expect to see down the line.