While a long hiatus will typically hurt a TV show’s ratings, it seems like one may have helped Curb Your Enthusiasm. The HBO series has been seeing some seven year highs based on the first three installments of season eight. Creator and star Larry David has taken the news with his trademark neuroses. HBO sent him emails about the good news and he responded with, “What does it mean? Is it the lead-in? Is it the show?”
As is usually the case, the future of the HBO series is up in the air and depends on what David wants to do. At the current critics press tour, HBO execs said that they expect him to decide if he wants to do another season at the end of the summer, when he returns from vacation.
But Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, told Deadline, “We’re cautiously optimistic… for the first time ever after this season Larry didn’t say ‘I never want to do this again.'”
Curb Your Enthusiasm is currently in its eighth season which is made up of 10 episodes. The season finale is scheduled to air on September 11th (along with True Blood’s).
What do you think? Are you hoping for season nine? How long should Curb Your Enthusiasm continue?
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