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Curb Your Enthusiasm: HBO Official Announcement for Season Eight

Curb Your EnthusiasmLarry David has apparently agreed to bring his HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm back for another season and the cable channel is very glad to have it. Here’s the official announcement from HBO:

HBO RENEWS HIT COMEDY SERIES CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, STARRING LARRY DAVID, FOR EIGHTH SEASON

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2010 – HBO has renewed the hit comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, starring Larry David, for a ten-episode eighth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO. Production of the new episodes will begin this summer in Los Angeles and New York, with debut slated for 2011.

Said Lombardo, “Larry always loves to paint himself into a corner, and after the incredibly wonderful seventh season of CURB, you have to ask, ‘How does he ever top this?’ But he always finds a way. We can’t wait to see what he does in season eight.”

“After much soul searching – and by the way, it was nowhere to be found – I have decided to do another season of CURB,” says Larry David. “I look forward to the end of shooting, when I can once again resume the hunt for my elusive soul. I know it’s here somewhere or perhaps in the rugged mountainous regions of Pakistan.”

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM stars “Seinfeld” co-creator David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. The series also stars Cheryl Hines as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David’s manager Jeff and Susie Essman as Jeff’s wife Susie.

Concluding its seventh season last November, with 70 episodes to date, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM is HBO’s longest-running scripted comedy or drama series. Season seven inspired critical raves, with the Washington Post calling the show “side-splitting,” and hailing David as “the best thing to happen to TV comedy,” while Newsday declared, “Larry David is a comic genius,” and the Boston Globe described the series as “the funniest show on television.”

Season seven credits: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM is executive produced by Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Gavin Polone, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Tim Gibbons and Erin O’Malley.

What do you think? Are you glad that Larry and the rest are returning for another season? Can they top season seven?

 

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Joan Santoli February 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

I love this show and hope it never goes off. I wasn’t able to watch it before since it was on HBO and I didn’t subscribe. It is as good as Seinfeld and I still watch those repeats over and over. Please, Larry, keep renewing. You are great and so is the cast.

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iamurmstr January 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Thank God
Curb Your Enthusiasim is hilarious but im sorry to say is not as funny as Seinfeld
Good luck Larry David for season eight!

Oh and nice season 7 episodes bringing back all the Seinfeld characters
It was a great treat!

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James December 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I am very happy that Larry David has agreed to do another
season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” I think it is the best show on
tv.

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alicia byrd May 8, 2010 at 12:49 am

I am absolutley thrilled to hear ”Curb Your Enthusiam” will be back for an eigth season as it is the funniest show on tv! I absolutley love the sense of the ridiculous and Larry always seems to capture this aspect of comedy to perfection. He is a genuis not to mention that is surounded by an very talented cast! LOVE YOU LARRY!

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Hugh G Rection April 22, 2010 at 10:32 am

Well now I will have to get HBO again.

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DocJohnson April 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

Ted Danson spilled the beans a few weeks back on Jimmy Fallon, but this is still a welcome announcement. Curb has reclaimed it’s status as the funniest, most uncomfortable half hour of television in the scripted comedy genre. Following the season 5 finale “The End” in which Larry has a near-death experience and is sent to heaven-only to be sent back because he’s “not ready” in the eyes of his guardian angels (Dustin Hoffman & Sacha Baron Cohen) and having met his nightmare of a mother (Bea Arthur) some wondered if the show was over. It returned for a mostly funny 6th season featuring the Blacks and the “new Larry”, and culminated in the last season’s long anticipated, inspired Seinfeld reunion. Now that it is clear that “new Larry” is same as old, will he still be with Cheryl after she bowed out of the reunion at the last minute? How was the Seinfeld episode received? Will he be exploring the divorce more, or go back to being a bachelor with no clue of the rules of dating again? Sure to include all the usual cast of characters, Curb’s return is a welcome idea and hopefully it will continue to fire on all cylinders, and not resort to more guest appearances and recycled plot lines as it has in the past.
Favorite Season 7 quote: “Can I apologize for the bad apology? What, too begrudging?”

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Jeremy Rynek April 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Nice to hear. CURB isn’t quite as good as Seinfeld but still really good.

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