TJ Miller Revealed The Real Reasons Why He Won’t Be Returning To ‘Silicon Valley’

by 11 months ago
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Last week, in news that shocked and greatly disappointed the many fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley, TJ Miller announced that he would not be returning for season five of the series.

In an interview on Larry King Now Miller explained why he would not be reprising his role as Erlich Bachman on the show (via The Hollywood Reporter)…

“It was the right time,” Miller told King during the episode, which will be available to watch June 14 on and Hulu. “HBO and I kind of decided that this was a time that the character could leave. We’d written it in a place where there was an organic departure.”

When King suggested that Miller perhaps grew too big for the show, the comedian disagreed. “No, I’m so happy that I was on the show,” he said, later adding that he’s “really, really grateful” to have gotten a chance with Mike Judge. “Those guys I do think are the best in the game. I mean … there is no one funnier working in television.”

King (like us) seemed dissatisfied with Miller’s answer so he pressed on…

“Why would they want you to leave?” asked an incredulous King, to which Miller responded: “Let’s be honest, there’s no way that the show isn’t going to change and become better.”

The Deadpool actor then went on to share some relevant advice he’d received. “My wife, Kate, has always quoted David Bowie as saying that somebody is at their best creatively when they’re in the water and their toes are barely touching the bottom. I think that’s a really cute quote,” he said. “It is good to be in an unstable and unsafe place.”

Hmmm, for some reason the names David Caruso and Shelley Long seem to come to mind when I hear Miller’s reasoning for leaving a top-notch television show. Let’s hope he fares better than they did.

Watch some of the interview below…

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