Monday, April 15, 2024

Exclusive: Curb Your Anxiety, Larry David Comedy is Not Over Yet, Ignore Strange Tweets, No Sign of “Ending”


Everyone, hold on. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is not over.

The show just wrapped over the weekend, and Larry David is in the editing room. A wrap party was held on Saturday night. According to my sources, there was NO talk of this being the series finale, or that “Curb” would not return for a 13th season. (Who can keep count after 20 years plus?)

The season final episode wrapped up plot points from the season. There was no big farewell.

I’m told the two people who posted strange Tweets about this being the “series finale” quote “would not know anyway and it wouldn’t come from them.”

So this is all pretty, pretty premature.

Indeed, as one source with the show told me: “There have been other times when we thought it was over, then Larry says come back. We had a six year hiatus once. Anything is possible.”

It’s also possible that those Tweets were sent as contract negotiations. Everyone in TV is belt tightening. “Blue Bloods” just agreed to pay cuts to return for a 14th season on CBS. “Curb” is not a blockbuster in the ratings. But it has a loyal following, it’s good stuff for HBO, and gets awards attention. It could go on for years, frankly.

“Is it over?” says a source, “I don’t think so and there’s been no hint of it. But if it, we had a good run.”

My money is on Season 12.

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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