Five Years Later, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Is Getting a Brand New Season
Season 9 of the hit HBO show has officially been confirmed.
Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is headed back to HBO.
The network dropped the good news bomb via Medium on Tuesday, quoting HBO programming president Casey Bloys:
"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 aired off and on from 2000-2011, the brainchild of Seinfeld creator David. When asked why he'd decided to come back, the announcement said, David quoted Caesar:
"In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.'"
HBO produced 80 episodes of Curb in total, making it the network's longest-running comedy.
News of fresh episodes comes as a surprise to many viewers, especially given David's 2014 admittance that a new season of the show would probably never hit TV. At the time, the comedian said chances were "six to one."
"I got so much grief from the Seinfeld finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, that I no longer feel a need to wrap things up," David told now defunct Grantland in 2014. "I wouldn't say I'm mad about it, but it taught me a lesson that if I ever did another show, I wasn't gonna wrap it up."
How things change.
No news yet on when to expect Season 9, but chances are solid you won't see it on your own TV until at least next year.