Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” may not have a premiere date yet for its upcoming ninth season on HBO, but Variety can confirm that Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen will be joining the core “Curb” repertoire onscreen when the show does return. Deadline first reported the news.
The married celebrity couple will play themselves in the series. Danson, one of David’s many antagonists on the show, has appeared in 13 of the 80 episodes of “Curb,” while Steenburgen has appeared in five. Danson is currently on NBC’s Thursday night comedy “The Good Place” with Kristen Bell; Steenburgen is currently on Fox’s “Last Man on Earth.”
The whole “Curb” main gang will be returning for Season 9, including David, Jeff Garlin (currently leading ABC’s “The Goldbergs”), Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman. For the uninitiated, “Curb” stars David as an exaggerated version of himself as he faux pas-es his way through life.
The series had been off the air since 2011, but the idea of David returning to the “Curb” well persisted. At a 2012 TCA session, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said David “essentially has carte blanche with us … And when he wants to come back and do ‘Curb,’ we’d be thrilled.” In a Q&A in 2014, David himself said he hadn’t given up hope on another season. HBO officially announced the return of “Curb” in June.
Danson is repped by Industry Entertainment and WME. Steenburgen is repped by Management 360 and UTA.