‘The Goldbergs’ Star Jeff Garlin Has Fans Worried Show Will End Sooner Than Expected

by Megan Molseed

The popular ABC sitcom The Goldbergs could soon be coming to an end. At least, that’s the direction the hit series seems to be going towards based on a recent interview with one of the show’s stars.

Currently, in its ninth season on the air, the 1980s nostalgic television series may be gearing up towards a series finale.

Well, this is what seems to be happening according to a recent Vanity Fair interview with Jeff Garlin, the man who plays the short-tempered but always loveable father in the series, Murray Goldberg in the popular sitcom.

During the interview, the former Curb Your Enthusiasm actor discussed the current season on The Goldbergs. As well as where he sees the popular series going in the coming months.

According to Garlin, The Goldbergs has about seven or eight episodes left during its current ninth season.

“Not that much time,” The Goldbergs star says in the interview.

“And I don’t know, my gut feeling is we won’t be back next year,” Garlin continues.

‘The Goldbergs’ Star Is Feeling Some Apprehension Going Forward

The actor went on to say that he has been feeling some apprehension about continuing on the series past this ninth season. And, Garlin says, the showrunners haven’t given any indication whether or not they would be returning for the show’s tenth season.

“I have no idea,” notes Garlin.

“Usually they would give us an idea, ‘Yeah, we’re bringing you back,'” The Golbergs star adds.

“We’re the first show of the night, and we’re very popular and we set the tone for everybody else,” Garlin continues.

“But we’re in a world where ABC doesn’t own the show,” he explains. “Sony does, they own the other shows of that night. So it’s about money and the bottom line. That’s all.”

During the interview, Garlin adds that wrapping up his time with the popular series is something he may be ready for; no matter what the show-runners decide. According to the actor, he has become “bored” with working on the long-running sitcom.

“No other reason,” Jeff Garlin says of his potential plans to move on from The Goldbergs.

“Well, bored, and I was frustrated with the parameters that were being put on me by Sony,” the actor continues of the company’s recent reactions to allegations of inappropriate behavior by Garlin on the set of the popular series.

“They have every right to [enact],” Garlin said of the parameters the studio has set forth.

“And I have every right when I’m not under contract to decide not to come back,” the actor adds. “That’s all it was.”