HBO’s show “Silicon Valley” has been renewed for a fifth season but there’s a dark cloud over the news: T.J. Miller’s character won’t be returning.
T.J. Miller is leaving Silicon Valley and we’re super bummed. If we have to be completely honest, we can’t imagine the show without the iconic presence of his character Erlich Bachman. Here's the official announcement:
“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5. 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.”
The show was a stepping stone for the stand-up comedian - his role in it put him on the radar and lead to his appearance on the Office Christmas Party blockbuster, as well as on Deadpool, and his web series The Gorburger Show is heading to TV. We’re happy things are going well for T.J. Miller but we’re still resisting the change that’s about to come to Silicon Valley.
A delusional incubator owner, a startup visionary-wannabe, a friend, a mentor, a pothead, a passionate advocate of causes - is there anything that Erlich Bachman isn’t? His colorful being brings to the show a certain flavor and without it, Silicon Valley would be just another boring thing we only watch because there’s nothing better on TV.
It is still unclear what Bachman’s exit will be but we expect it to be spectacular as would fit the flamboyant character (Vulture have even come up with suggestions like palapa accident or Jian-Yang’s revenge). We’ll see - but we will miss you in this role, T.J. Miller!
The good news is, there are still a few episodes left from Silicon Valley’s season 4. In the meantime, let’s appreciate Erlich Bachman and 15 of his funniest quotes.
Erlich Bachman's Funniest Quotes
1. Bachman on being a slut
2. Bachman on Christianity
3. Bachman on bankrupting a company
4. Bachman on ugliness
5. Bachman on metaphors
6. Bachman on success
7. Bachman on disappearing up one's bottom
8. Bachman on seeing the future
9. Bachman on binding arbitration
10. Bachman on the original CEO
11. Bachman on following your leader
12. Bachman on winning
13. Bachman on staying in shape
14. Bachman on spinning gold
15. Bachman on failure
Don't touch anything. Failure is contagious.
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