You know how some shows just end with you wanting more? We’re happy to tell you Curb Your Enthusiasm is not one of those shows. HBO’s longest-running scripted series (80 episodes up until now) supposedly wrapped in September 2011, but it seems
God Larry David has heard your prayers for more Curb and is answering them. That’s pretty, pretty, pretty good. Actually, it’s pretty, pretty, pretty awesome.
“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 Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, in a press release.
Asked why he decided to come back, David was his usual self, saying, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, “I left, I did nothing, I returned.'”
But we beg to differ. It’s like he hasn’t really been gone at all, what with his many guest appearance on Saturday Night Live due to a truly uncanny resemblance to Bernie Sanders. But we’ll take Larry over his Bernie any day.
In 2014, David told Rolling Stone that the odds were “six to one” for a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I got so much grief from the Seinfeld finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, that I no longer feel a need to wrap things up,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I’m mad about it but it taught me a lesson that if I ever did another show, I wasn’t gonna wrap it up.”
No word on when the ninth season will air or who will be back with him but who cares? For now, we’ll take it, even if we have next to nothing on the details.