The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, will return to HBO for its ninth season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Details of the new season will be announced as they are confirmed. Here's what Casey Bloys had to say in a brief statement.
"We're thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can't wait to see what he has planned."
Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. With 80 episodes to date, the show is HBO's longest-running scripted comedy or drama series. David also starred in and co-wrote the 2013 HBO Films presentation Clear History. Here's what Larry David himself had to say about why he's coming back for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
"In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.'"
Back in September, Curb Your Enthusiasm producer Jeff Schaffer revealed that he had met with Larry David about doing both a new season of the comedy series, and a movie. A few months before that, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo teased that he ran into Larry David himself, who teased that a new season of Curb is in fact coming. It's been five years since Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 aired on HBO.
It isn't clear which of Larry David's supporting cast members will be back for Season 9. Jeff Garlin is the only other cast member to appear in all 80 episodes of the series, aside from Larry David, while Cheryl Hines is the only other cast member to have starred in every season of the show. Over the years there have been a number of additions to the cast, including Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, J.B. Smoove and Ted Danson.
Season 8 brought Larry David's character back to his hometown of New York City, but we don't know for sure yet if he will stay in the Big Apple or return to Los Angeles this season. It hasn't been confirmed yet if this will be the final season of HBO's hit sitcom, or if HBO is also developing a Curb movie, as previously rumored. Stay tuned for more on Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm as soon as more details surface.