“The Goldbergs” had already lost two of its core cast members in 2021. George Segal, who played Beverly Goldberg’s father, Albert “Pops” Solomon, died in May, while Jeff Garlin exited the show in December 2021 under a cloud of misconduct allegations. His character, Beverly’s husband, Murray Goldberg, was subsequently written out of the show as having died offscreen between seasons 9 and 10, with stand-ins, previously shot footage, and a CGI version of Murray helping phase the character out.
Sam Lerner, by contrast, had taken on an increased role in “The Goldbergs” the last few years, becoming a series regular in season 5 after his recurring role since season 2 as Geoff, Barry Goldberg’s friend and, later, Erica Goldberg’s husband. Patton Oswalt also provided the ongoing, “Wonder Years”-style narration for the series, with Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler serving as recurring characters and members of the extended Goldberg family.
The only ABC series to receive an official renewal yet for next season is “Abbott Elementary,” while “The Goldbergs” now joins the five-season drama “A Million Little Things” in cancellation. The first nine seasons of “The Goldbergs” are currently streaming on Hulu.