Great news for all you Larry David and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans out there: HBO’s longest running scripted series is returning. There’s a date and everything.
According to the above delightful promo, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be returning on October 1 at 10p.m. on HBO. It’s been several years since the eighth season — which premiered in 2011 — but according to IGN, David has always had a deal with the network to continue the series on his own schedule. Cool!
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The upcoming season will be ten episodes, and feature cast favorites like Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, JB Smoove and many more. Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are slated to appear as themselves, naturally.
The series, which follows a semi-fictionalized version of David in his life as a mostly retired television writer and producer, first premiered in 2000.
David has been spending most of his time, lately on "Saturday Night Live," playing a perfectly beleagured Bernie Sanders.
News broke last June that David had decided to go with a ninth season of the beloved series. “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Regarding his return, David said, "In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
Looks like those words were some major inspiration for this season, eh?