T.J. Miller to Exit ‘Silicon Valley’ Ahead of Season 5

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T.J. Miller will not be returning for the fifth season of “Silicon Valley” on HBO, Variety has confirmed.

“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.”

Miller has been on the show since Season 1, playing Erlich Bachman, an extremely arrogant entrepreneur. Miller also currently stars in Comedy Central’s “The Gorburger Show.” On the film side, he appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the immensely popular R-rated superhero film “Deadpool” as Weasel, a role he will reprise in the film’s upcoming sequel. He will also provide a voice in Sony’s “Emoji Movie”–for which he parasailed into the Cannes film festival to promote–and play a part in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” among several other upcoming film roles.

The news comes on the heels of HBO renewing “Silicon Valley” for its fifth season. Currently in its fourth season, the series has been nominated for 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and won two. The series, about a startup set in the cradle of the tech industry, stars Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky, the series is executive produced by Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg, and Tom Lassally.

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  1. Jay says:

    “Met” him at LAX. Could not have been a bigger arrogant a-hole. He was so great on the show, but can’t say I’d be sorry to see him knocked down a peg.

  2. Asif Deepro says:

    I have only a few things in life that make me feel something resembling to happiness….. Watching #Tj_Miller on #Sillicon_Valley was one of them…
    Now its one less thing to be happy-ish about…

  3. Friend in Production says:

    Well, we do know that the day after the election, he no-showed on set and cost HBO a shit ton of money. I’m sure that’s just one of many stories.

  4. Judy Garland says:

    Don’t forget he also psychically assaulted an Uber driver. Real gem.

  5. Trent says:

    He falls in the “life is too short” to work with category

  6. The writers should have him killed by the Chinese guy via bad seafood. The funeral would be hilarious.

  7. lindsey says:

    this is a bummer

  8. markpower49 says:

    Good riddance. TJ Miller is a leftist clown.

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