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Jeff Garlin’s Exit from ‘The Goldbergs’ Was “A Lengthy Time Coming,” Says Wendy McLendon-Covey

The Goldbergs have been by so much. However Wendy McLendon-Covey, who’s anchored the long-running ABC sitcom for 10 seasons, is very happy to be rid of her co-star Jeff Garlin—who was written off the present in 2021 after a sequence of HR investigations. His exit, she says, “was a very long time coming.” 

Garlin performed Murray Goldberg, husband of McLendon-Covey’s Beverly and the patriarch of the Goldberg clan, earlier than leaving the present mid-season in December of 2021. His exit adopted an HR investigation and a number of complaints of on-set misconduct, which included alleged inappropriate sexual feedback and undesirable hugs.  On the time, Garlin mentioned the allegations at size with Vainness Truthful, claiming that he had “not been fired from The Goldbergs.” His character was killed off between season 9 and season 10. 

Throughout an interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius XM’s Andy Cohen Stay on Tuesday, McLendon-Covey expressed aid at Garlin’s exit. “That was a very long time coming, and that it lastly occurred it was like, ‘Okay, okay. Lastly, somebody is listening to us,’” she stated.

McLendon-Covey went on to notice that The Goldbergs misplaced two main characters in a single 12 months: Murray and Pops, Beverly’s World Battle II veteran father. He was performed by George Segal, who died in March of 2021. “We had misplaced George Segal in actual life, after which to need to undergo one other loss on a sitcom, you possibly can’t hold asking your viewers to mourn folks… That’s not why they tune in,” McLendon-Covey stated. Maybe that’s why it took the present so lengthy to formally kill Murray, resulting in an ungainly scenario by which a stand-in was used for Garlin’s character for the second half of season 9.

Whereas Garlin’s exit from the sequence appears to have been a constructive growth for Mclendon-Covey, she requested to not focus on it at size with Cohen. “I’m exhausted by that subject and the PTSD of all of it,” she instructed the host. “I really feel just like the much less folks learn about that, the higher. Nobody, nobody advantages from figuring out something.”

The Goldberg‘s tenth and closing season is presently airing on ABC.

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