During an ongoing TV Critics Association (TCA) press panel tour, HBO programming president, Casey Bloys, stated that Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is set to begin filming its ninth season this fall and will hopefully begin airing at some point next year. This will be the first Curb season since 2011.
“I think possibly [it will shoot] this fall and air sometime in ’17,” said Bloys. “That could slide but [Larry David’s] definitely geared up for it. I would imagine, my hope is most of the cast [will return], but we don’t have any of those details worked out yet.”
Curb, which is HBO’s longest-running scripted comedy or drama series with 80- episodes to date, stars David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but “tongue-in-cheek” depiction of his life. The fact that the series holds the “longest running series” title is enough for anyone who has never seen the show to begin watching it. The numbers don’t lie.
Season 9, Where series star Cheryl Hines previously expressed the likelyhood of her return to the reality comedy series, the plan remains to work around the schedules of Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and J.B. Smoove. Additionally, for Season 9, we know Jeff Schaffer will take a leading executive producer role in the new run between fellow alum David Mandel (Veep) and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley). David and Schaffer have already moved into a “practical” phase of planning Season 9, aiming for a full ten episodes, as with prior years.
Not only are Curb fans excited for the return of the HBO series, those part of HBO programming itself, are eagerly awaiting the season premier and working with David once again.
“We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said Bloys.
When David was asked why he decided to come back, he said, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
Fair enough, Larry. We’re glad you’re back now, and we’re looking forward to what we all know will be a hilarious season.