According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has ordered four additional episodes of The Goldbergs, bringing its season nine total to a full 22 episodes.

What’s Happening:

  • The news was announced by the show’s star, Wendi McLendon-Covey, apparently has nothing to do with the previously announced departure of fellow original star Jeff Garlin.
  • Garlin, who has played father of the family Murray Goldberg on the show since its start, was fired in December following multiple HR complaints and subsequent investigations.
  • It remains unclear how the comedy, inspired by the childhood of its creator, Adam F. Goldberg, will write out Murray. The additional episodes were not added to address Garlin’s departure.
  • The additional episodes were added to help ABC fill out its schedule along with additional episodes of The Wonder Years and Home Economics. Both those shows will also feature 22-episode seasons.
  • A decision on the future of The Goldbergs beyond its current season has not yet been determined. Sources to The Hollywood Reporter noted that Garlin was not expected to return for a potential 10th season of The Goldbergs should ABC opt to renew the show for the 2022-23 broadcast cycle.

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