Sunday, April 14, 2024

Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Renewed for 11th Season After 20 Years and Big Breaks in Between


“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” Larry David said today about the latest renewal of “Curb Your Enthusiasm’ by HBO.  “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”

“Curb” will now add an 11th season, after starting in 2000. That’s twenty years, folks.

This past season, which will reap Emmy nominations for Best Comedy, Actor, Supporting Actor, Guest Actor and so on, was just as hilarious and well written as all the others. The first episode, in which Larry brandishes a MAGA hit to discourage new friends, was superb. But the whole “Larry’s Latte” story line was beautifully constructed. Hats off to everyone.

The show stars Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove, and Ted Danson. This season, Jon Hamm did serious damage and guaranteed himself a Guest Emmy nomination as a Larry David wannabe. Megan Ferguson deserves some acclaim for playing Larry’s put upon secretary, Alice.

What’s next? Can you imagine the Larry character and his friends wearing masks? Pandemic problems? Dealing with racism? (They’ve done it a lot, all of it very un-PC.) I can’t wait. In the meantime, I feel like opening my own spite store!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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