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As writer and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, one of HBO’s most successful series for eight seasons, Larry David has gotten a lot of leeway, and fortunately for fans of the show, the long-awaited return of Curb Your Enthusiasm may finally become reality.
It’s been four years since the last season of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired onHBO, but the show was never actually cancelled. This is a show that exists when Larry David has ideas for it, and goes away when he does not. So what are the odds David will want to do more?
With news that the Bud Bundy-centered Married…With Children spinoff is rolling along ever so slowly, we decided to look back at 11 other TV standouts whose lives we’d love to catch up with, mostly with the original actors taking on the roles of course.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the first Seinfeld episode, as well as the less catchy 16th anniversary of the much-maligned final episode. It was a finale that forever changed Larry David's outlook on future TV projects.
There are way too many good TV shows available to us today. We live in a world of modern riches; an over-abundance of goodness so vibrant it’s terribly easy to miss the good stuff. There’s just so much TV to watch, you see! Especially when you take into consideration television's biggest innovator: the premium network. For-pay stars like HBO, Showtime, and even Cinemax have pushed the medium where it’s never gone before, and paved the way for the likes of AMC and others today.
It’s extremely rare for the best of a series to fall within the first few seasons since shows almost always have a pubescent stage, struggling through an initial awkward voice until everything hopefully falls into place. However, those so-called growing pains were nonexistent for Curb Your Enthusiasm, partly because we were already well versed in its style, tone and characterization thanks to Larry David’s influence on Seinfeld.
HBO expects David to muse over the decision when he returns from vacation this summer. If Curb Your Enthusiasm can continue its current high point, another season would be good for everyone invested. If you’re aware of any voodoo shit, or, you know, prayers, now is the time for bargaining.
This new promotional spot for HBO showcases all that I have been talking about. You can see, as they run through their list of summer programs, that any network would, and should, be envious of and aspire to match the consistent quality that comes out of Home Box Office Entertainment. This summer line-up is insane.
There are very few shows that make me laugh out loud and Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of them. It's so funny and awkward and cringe inducing that it makes me spit-take. I'm not exaggerating, my monitor has to wear a poncho every time I sit down and see what Larry David, a walking natural disaster, has gotten himself into this time.
Larry David is headed to New York in Season 8 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which returns to HBO this July. The poster for the comedy series celebrates David’s trip East and the return of Curb. Check it out ahead and if you haven’t seen it already, we have the trailer here too.
July 10th can't arrive fast enough. Every time a season of Curb Your Enthusiasm ends, and Larry David walks away with his "when I feel like doing another season, I'll do another season" deal at HBO, I get worried it may never return. Then I'll never again get to see the glory that is LD, the human tornado. It's so rare for a show to continue to get better with each new season, but Curb never disappoints.
This sucks for those of us who were steadily re-watching the series. It especially sucks for those not privy to pay-cable, who might have been getting the series for the first time. Luckily, the two syndicated programs won’t revert back to On Demand-only status.
HBO’s summer programming will kick-off on Sunday, June 26, with the release of season 4 of True Blood at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series, created by Alan Ball, will run for 12 episode. Two weeks later, the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will air on July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Because of its short season, Entourage will be the last to air on July 24 at 10:30 p.m ET/PT
I love Curb Your Enthusiasm. Since the show first aired in 2000 I have been a complete addict, watching every episode multiple times and always laughing. Yes, the plots of each episode
David, in typical form, told THR "After much soul searching -- and by the way, it was nowhere to be found – I have decided to do another season of 'Curb.' I look forward to the end of shooting, when I can once again resume the hunt for my elusive soul"