After a nearly five-year hiatus, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will return to HBO for a ninth season. The news was announced by Casey Bloys, president of programming. When asked why he decided to come back, series creator/star Larry David deferred to history: “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’” “Pretty pretty good” is an understatement today, dear readers.
Bloys added that “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned.” No other details have been announced, but fans of the irreverent, semi-improvised comedy are sure to be pleased regardless — this news has been anticipated for years.
With 80 episodes to date, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is already HBO’s longest-running scripted drama or comedy series. David previously co-created “Seinfeld,” with a reunion of sorts occurring on the most recent season of “Curbed.” The news raises many questions that we’ll be left to speculate about for the next several months, perhaps the most pertinent of which is: “Do you respect wood?”