When most shows are renewed, fans can normally expect to see them back at the same time the next year. HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, however, is not most shows, since series creator and star Larry David has a unique deal with the cable network, that essentially allows him to deliver a new season whenever he pleases. The show hasn't aired new episodes since Season 8 back in 2011, but it seems that Larry David is getting ready for Season 9.
Sports radio DJ Chris Law revealed on his Twitter account last week that Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Jeff Schaffer recently met with Larry David, where both a new season and a movie were discussed. Last month, during the TCA Summer Press Tour, HBO president Michael Lombardo revealed that he recently ran into Larry David over the summer at a Broadway premiere, where he teased a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Here's what the HBO president had to say.
"[He told me,] 'Do you know what this is? This is the next season notebook.' I don't think it's out of his system. When he has something to say, he will come back. I certainly see this as a continuing dialogue with him - a long one, but a continuing one."
Jeff Schaffer has collaborated with Larry David for more than a decade. Jeff Schaffer wrote a number of Seinfeld episodes and served as an executive producer on the show during its last two seasons. He went on to both executive produce and write for Curb Your Enthusiasm, before creating the FXX series The League, which is currently airing its final season. While The League is a much different show than Curb Your Enthusiasm, it follows the same type of format where actors follow an outline instead of a full script, and improvise their lines.
The show's cast has always been a revolving door, with Jeff Garlin the only actor who has appeared in every one of the show's 81 episodes alongside Larry David. Cheryl Hines is the only other cast member who has been on board since the first season, with other notable cast members including Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, J.B. Smoove and Ted Danson. It isn't clear yet which of these actors will be coming back for Season 9.
No story details were given for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm or a potential movie. Larry David most recently wrote the HBO TV movie Clear History, which aired in 2013. Whether or not this will be the final season, perhaps leading into the movie, remains to be seen, but hopefully we'll get some confirmed details soon. Season 8 brought Larry David back to his New York City roots, but it isn't clear if Season 9 will stay in the Big Apple, or head back to Los Angeles. Are you excited that a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm may be on the horizon?