“Curb Your Enthusiasm” is set to return for its ninth season, HBO confirmed on June 14.
“We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming.
The Emmy Award-winning comedy series stars Larry David, who plays a fictionalized version of himself. The show made its television debut in 2009 and has since aired 80 episodes, making it HBO’s longest-running scripted comedy series.
“In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned,'” David said in a statement about his return.
The show’s tenure ended in 2011, without any real confirmation as to when—or if—it would return.
“After eight seasons on ‘Curb,’ I’m just not sure my ideas are gonna be good enough for a whole season,” David said during a Q&A session portion of Citi Presents Larry David and David Steinberg in Conversation in 2014. “As Larry David on ‘Curb’ I get to say everything I want to say which I can’t in real life. It’s freeing. This was a great vehicle for me to have all of these thoughts that go unexpressed.”
David added, “I feel bad that I don’t have shows for them and I haven’t given up the hope.”
In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, David said he’d love to do another season of the series, but it wasn’t likely to occur.
“I’m so attached to the show that I can’t bring myself to say that there won’t be another season,” David told Stern. “I would say the odds are against it.”
In the interim, the “Seinfield” co-creator starred as Vermont Senator and hopeful presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live.” David also starred in and co-wrote the 2013 HBO Films presentation “Clear History.”
More details of the new season will be announced as they are released.