HBO just gave “Curb Your Enthuasism” fans some pretty pretty pretty good news. The comedy is returning for a ninth season, the network announced Tuesday.
“Seinfeld” creator Larry David stars as a exaggerated version of himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which last aired in 2011. “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned,’” David said in HBO’s statement, which did not include premiere dates for the new season.
Rumors have long swirled about additional seasons for the show, but David has had a resurgence as of late, making recurring appearances as a curmudgeonly Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live.”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” premiered in 2000 and was frequently up for Emmy and Golden Globe awards during its 11-year run. (The show won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy series in 2003). While early seasons focused on Larry’s life with his incredibly patient wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), Season 8 found them divorcing, with Larry returning to the dating scene.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” also raised the profile of several of its stars, including Jeff Garlin, who played Larry’s manager, Jeff Greene, and his on-screen wife, Susie Essman, known for delivering foul-mouthed tirades. Another beneficiary of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame is comedian J.B. Smoove, who recently told TMZ that he had been trying to convince David to do another season.
Season 8 ended with Larry and Smoove’s character, Leon, walking the streets of Paris, where Larry couldn’t help but call out a local for his terrible parking skills.
Cue the show’s memorable theme music.