Talk about exciting!
After hearing Monday that executive producer David H. Mandel "keeps fingers crossed" that Larry David would return for a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO announced on Tuesday that it's actually happening!
Not only will we get a new season, but Larry will be returning as well — duh!
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The most impressive thing about the announcement though is that the last episode of Curb aired back on September 11, 2011 meaning that it's had a five year hiatus.
Though there are no deets on a premiere date or any other casting news, Larry briefly addressed his show returning as he joked:
"In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.'"
HBO president Casey Bloys, even expressed his excitement for Enthusiasm's new season saying:
"We're thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of 'Curb' and can't wait to see what he has planned."
The sitcom, which stars David as an exaggerated version of himself, has already aired 80 episodes.
Seeing as how it's the network's longest running scripted comedy or drama series, it makes sense HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler perviously dished that Larry "essentially has carte blanche with us … And when he wants to come back and do Curb, we'd be thrilled."
Are you as excited as we are about a ninth season?
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