Fans of HBO'S Curb Your Enthusiasm have been waiting many years for the show to return for a new season. For a while, it seemed like the show was never going to come back, even though it had never officially been cancelled and Larry David had never definitively said he was done. Progress was made in the last couple of years, and we've known for a little while that a Season 9 was really happening. Now, HBO has finally announced the premiere date for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and it's not all that far off. Check out the hilarious announcement video:
Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back for its Season 9 premiere on Sunday, October 1 on HBO. The official premiere date confirms the date that was unofficially (and surprisingly) leaked by actor JB Smoove while introducing a band at a concert last month. Kudos to HBO and Larry David for fully embracing the fact that David wasn't exactly off making movies or new TV shows aplenty since the Season 8 finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired in 2011.
From 2011 to 2017, Larry David mostly appeared as himself on TV shows, although he did become a familiar face on SNL for a couple of years thanks to his portrayal of Bernie Sanders. That said, I don't want to impugn the artistic integrity of his performance as Sister Mary-Mengele in 2012's The Three Stooges movie. That... also happened. Now, we can finally look forward to him reprising his greatest role: a fictionalized version of himself this October.
The October 1 premiere date tracks with what HBO programming president Casey Bloys stated about Season 9 way back in July 2016. At that point, he revealed that Season 9 would debut in 2017. The odds were that we'd either get new episodes in the last quarter of the year or we wouldn't get new episodes at all until 2018, despite Bloys' intention. Thanks to the video of Larry David on a spinning pedestal, we can confirm the October premiere.
Unfortunately, there's not too much else that can be confirmed about Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9. Cast members Larry David, JB Smoove, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Susie Essman will all reprise their roles from earlier seasons. Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls landed a recurring role for Season 9, but all we know is that her work on Curb was different than her work on other projects. We can only hope that HBO follows the announcement video up with a trailer in the not-too-distant future.