It’s unlikely that Larry David has run out of modern topics and celebrities to gripe about, whether the subject is Selfie sticks or controversy surrounding his old friend Jerry Seinfeld. However, there’s not yet been a new season of his HBO TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm since 2011.
However, it looks like the lightly-fictionalised David might be returning to be outraged another day. At the least, one of his co-stars has hinted towards a ninth season of the award winning comedy show on the horizon.
Deadline is reporting the following comments that Jeff Garlin made concerning the possibility of Curb Your Enthusiasm season nine at the 2015 Television Critics Association press tour Q&A (where he was promoting his current ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs):
“Yeah, I’m in touch with [David]. I went to see his [Broadway] show in New York and we do talk. I certainly would love to do another season. He’s the best guy to do an improvised show with, and it’s been such an honor…Curb is the only show in TV history that only moves forward owing to the creator’s decision based entirely on creativity…I’d say there’s a decent chance [there will be more episodes]. 51%”.
The improvised comedy series has been on “indefinite hiatus” since its eighth season wrapped in 2011. In December 2014, when asked about another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David said “I guess, right now, the odds would be against it, probably 6 to 1.” In the meantime he has written and starred in the Broadway play Fish In The Dark, a dark comedy about the aftermath of a family patriarch’s death.
During its eight seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm found both critical acclaim and kudos (including, 38 Primetime Emmy Award nominations). The seventh season saw David, previously best known as the co-creator and head writer of Seinfeld, reuniting with the cast of his phenomenally popular nineties sitcom, which brought the show even more popularity. The eighth season left off on a more uncertain note, with the fictionalised David divorced, single and headed to Paris, the rest of the show having been set in LA.
The likelihood of a grand finale for Curb Your Enthusiasm have gone back and forth ever since the end of the last season. David himself said it was unlikely, and nixed the idea of a feature-length finale episode (ala HBO’s Looking). The cable network’a executives said in 2011 that they were optimistic a ninth season would happen, but their outlook has probably diminished a bit since then.
Garlin, for his part, said at the 2015 TCA tour that his Goldbergs contract includes a clause which states it is “non-negotiable” that Curb be his priority, adding “I have to be able to do more Curb. You don’t want to be the one that kills [Curb], and I’m hoping we do more.”
We’ll keep you updated on Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s future as more information becomes available.