Curb Your Enthusiasm finally got an official air date for Season 9, along with an official promo trailer and at least a couple of known returning guest stars, leaving fans to say “thank you, HBO.”
After eight seasons and 80 episodes on HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm went on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2011, following the Season 8 finale episode featuring guest star Michael J. Fox. That particular episode aired on September 11, 2011, and garnered over 2 million U.S. viewers, according to TV By The Numbers.
During its nearly 11-year run on HBO, from October of 2000 to September of 2011, Curb Your Enthusiasm earned the title of one of the “100 greatest TV shows of all time” by Rolling Stone in 2016.
Taking the number 19 spot, thanks to series creator Larry David — also known for his role as the head writer on the long-running NBC sitcom Seinfeld — Rolling Stone credited the success of Curb Your Enthusiasm to Larry, who “is always there to make every awkward situation worse.”
Larry David, 70, created the comedy TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm and plays a somewhat fictionalized character of himself “as a semi-retired television writer and producer,” as noted by an article in the Express in 2015.
Described as an improvisational comedy by the Directors Guild of America in July of 2003, Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes are outlined and mainly improvised by the show’s cast of actors, including regulars Larry David — who plays himself — Cheryl Hines as David’s wife, Jeff Garlin as a close friend of David’s, and Susie Essman as Garlin’s wife.
Several guest stars have also had recurring roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm over the last eight seasons and Season 9 will be no different, according to the Independent in November of 2016.
“The first returning guest stars” were announced shortly after the Inquisitr reported in June of 2016 that Larry David was “thinking about reviving” the HBO comedy series — although, Curb Your Enthusiasm never really officially ended with Season 8.
Fans have always assumed that Curb Your Enthusiasm would return with a Season 9 eventually, as the critically acclaimed TV show’s release date starts on October 15, 2000, and continues into the present.
IMDb lists all of the Curb Your Enthusiasm guest star appearances, including Vivica A. Fox, Wanda Sykes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman. The Independent notes that Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen will definitely be back for guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9, after making “sporadic appearances” over the last eight seasons.
Variety shared on Monday that HBO finally officially announced an air date for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. According to HBO via a new promo trailer uploaded to YouTube on Monday, the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is set to air on October 1, 2017.
Deadline shared that Larry David is back on HBO for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm with 10 new episodes. Some fans commented that they “can’t wait” and are “so happy he’s coming back.”
Not known is if there will be more seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm after Season 9, but long-time fans say that at least taking the show to 10 seasons would feel complete. Larry David reportedly has an entire notebook full of ideas for Season 9, according to the Express.
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