Comedian Jeff Garlin is leaving the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” following investigations into his behavior on set and accusations of misconduct.
Garlin split from the show according to someone on the network familiar with the show’s plans who was not authorized to speak publicly. The actor has not completed production on the current ninth season of “The Goldbergs,” which has already aired nine episodes.
Representatives for Garlin, producer Sony Pictures Television and ABC declined to comment further.
Earlier this month, the 59-year-old comedian opened up about rumors of his departure from the show, telling Vanity Fair: “I was not fired from ‘The Goldbergs’.”
In the Dec. 3 interview, he did not elaborate on what led to the investigations, citing a “joke” he made to a replacement on the set “that was completely messed up.”
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“It’s about me and my stupidity on set. They don’t think it’s appropriate. I think it is. That’s where we’re at. I wasn’t fired because of it. ” he said on the way out. “I have to do what I have to do to keep my energy up and do what I’m doing. So I don’t know what to say.”
The actor also plays Jeff Greene, the friend and manager of Larry David., on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which ends its 11th season on December 26.
Garlin has played the family patriarch in “The Goldbergs” since the series premiered in 2013. ABC’s # 2 comedy follows a family based on the life of creator Adam F. Goldberg in the 1980s in Philadelphia. Murray Goldberg is often underwear, loud and cold in the area of affection towards his children.
Garlin’s exit comes months after the show also lost series regular George Segal to death in March. The late actor played Pops and was honored at the end of Season 8 with a touching 48-second video tribute to the longtime film and TV star. Season 9 opened with the family remembering their beloved grandfather.
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