HBO brings back Larry David for more ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ hilarity after hiatus

larry david curb your enthusiasm return
HBO
Forget curbing anything, and get as excited as you want: At long last, Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back. HBO announced today that the ninth season of the acclaimed comedy series starring Larry David is on its way.

With season 8 having aired in September 2011, the hiatus has been a long one. David, however, was finally ready to return. “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned,'” said the show creator, writer, and star of his decision, according to an HBO Medium post. Ah, yes, who doesn’t know that quote?

David’s comedic retelling of history is sketchy in both the case of the quote and in how it depicts his career since 2011. “Nothing” is hardly an accurate description of a successful stint on Broadway with Life in the Dark (a play he wrote and starred in), a lead role in 2012’s Three Stooges, co-writing and starring in 2013’s Clear History, and guest starring on the shows Trip Tank and The League. And let’s not forget his hilarious appearances in recent months on Saturday Night Live as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, either.

Busy or not, David’s return is long overdue, and more Curb Your Enthusiasm is a win for the newly promoted Casey Bloys, HBO programming president. “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” he said in a statement.

The series will offer more of David playing an extreme version of himself and his career in the entertainment industry. After being developed from a one-hour special that aired in 1999, there have been 80 episodes to date, making Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO’s longest-running scripted or drama series. The show premiered in 2000 and has taken breaks between seasons before, but none so long as the gap between season 8 and the upcoming one.

A season 9 premiere date has not yet been announced.

Watch on Amazon

Movies & TV

Is the end near for Pied Piper? ‘Silicon Valley’ season 6 delayed, might be the last

Season 6 of Silicon Valley might not premiere until 2020, as HBO has delayed production on the season until summer 2019 due to showrunner Alec Berg's work on another HBO series, Barry. Season 6 could be the final one for the show.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Business

‘Fantastic Beasts’ wins the weekend with underwhelming debut

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald won the weekend box office, but its big debut was a bit underwhelming, with the lowest opening weekend and worst reviews of any Harry Potter film so far.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Detective Pikachu,’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for cyberpunk adventure Alita: Battle Angel, game adaptation Pokémon Detective Pikachu…
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: The Coen brothers ride again and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Nnarcos: Mexico, and more.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in December 2018

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for December 2018 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Home Theater

What’s new on HBO and what’s leaving in December 2018

Whether you're a cable lifer or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. Follow us to find out what's new on HBO each month. December 2018 brings sci-fi hit Ready Player One and the drama Icebox.
Web

Canceling Amazon Prime is easy, and you might get a refund

Don't be intimidated. Learning how to cancel Amazon Prime is easier than you might think. You might even get a partial or full refund on the cost, depending on how much you've used it. Check out our quick-hit guide for doing so.