Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Press Release Announcing New Season of Larry David Show Greeted Like Second Coming


LOL. A press release sent the trades into a tizzy today.

HBO announced Larry David would return for a 9th season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” That’s it. That’s all the news.

When will this happen? How many episodes? Who’s in it?

Answers: nada. Pretty pretty much nothing. Except this one quote which the trades are dining on like caviar for starved piranha: β€œIn the immortal words of Julius Caesar, β€˜I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”

But it’s a good get for new HBO chief Casey Bloys because Larry has not committed to anything in a long time. He’s spent the last few months playing Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live.” He had a Broadway show called “Fish in the Dark.” He’s just had fun being Larry David.

Presumably Jeff Garlin will return. And you know Larry loves J.B. Smoove. Richard Lewis would be missed. Maybe Cheryl Hines could come back for a couple of episodes.

But something tells me Season 9 is farther away than this announcement says. When I asked Larry about a new “Curb” at the opening of “Waitress” back on April 24th, he seemed unenthusiastic and non committal. So applause to Bloys for getting even an announcement. It’s pretty pretty pretty good news.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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