The TV Column by Lisa de Moraes: A 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'?

By Lisa de Moraes
Friday, July 31, 2009

PASADENA, Calif., July 30

When Larry David's HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" airs on Sept. 20, it will be all about the making of a "Seinfeld" reunion special.

"For years, I've been asked about a 'Seinfeld' reunion. . . . I would always say: 'No way -- it's a lame idea,' " David told TV critics attending Summer TV Press Tour 2009, when networks take turns trotting out new shows and returning programs for TV critics.

But then it occurred to him to do it on "Curb."

All the cast members are back. Over the season, we'll watch David writing the "Seinfeld" reunion, sit in on the read-through, watch rehearsals, see the special being filmed and watch parts of the special on TV.

"Will it be any good?" one critic asked David, which actually seemed a reasonable question for anyone who'd watched the "Seinfeld" finale.

"Yeah -- you mean as opposed to the finale?" David said. He got it, too.

But then a critic asked whether his "Curb" character, Larry David, would wreck the finale, and it was too much for him.

"Yeah, my guy might consider wrecking something like that," David sneered.

TV critics still haven't recovered from seeing David appear on an episode of "Hannah Montana." He still insists he did it just because his daughters -- who appeared with him in the episode -- were fans of the tweener sitcom.

So when David told critics that, these days, he's watching "Gossip Girl" with his daughters, they nervously asked whether he was going to appear on that CW series as well.

"Only if my daughters were on the show with me," David snapped.

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