'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9 Release: HBO Confirms Return Of Larry David Improv Series [VIDEO]
Larry David's HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm will return for a ninth season.
Casey Bloys, the president of HBO programming, announced the new of Curb's return on Tuesday.
"We're thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of CURB and can't wait to see what he has planned," Bloys said in a statement.
As for David's comments on agreeing to bring the show back, he simply stated, "In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.'"
There's no indication on a specific premiere date for season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but fans will likely be happy the show is confirmed to return at all. Curb last aired new episodes in 2011, though the series has taken extended periods of time off in the past. Ever since season 5, Curb aired a new season every two years, while this break between season 8 and 9 is the biggest gap by far.
The return of Curb Your Enthusiasm comes at a time when David’s popularity has never been higher. The comedian has become the resident Bernie Sanders impressionist on Saturday Night Live, appearing in six different episodes as the Democratic presidential candidate. His accurate impression has been one of the most well received on SNL since Tina Fey famously spoofed Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election.
Curb Your Enthusiasm has also been an Emmy favorite over the years, receiving 39 nominations over the course of its run, with David received five nominations for acting. The series has been nominated seven times for Best Comedy Series, though it has never won.
The series is a loosely-scripted, mostly improvised reflection of David's neuroses and feelings on society as a whole, with the actor playing an exaggerated version of himself. It remains to be seen if cast members Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and Cheryl Hines will return for the ninth season.