“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Larry David added, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returned this year for a ninth season following a six year absence from television. The new season of the comedy series was nominated this week for two SAG Awards, including outstanding male performer in a comedy series for David, and outstanding ensemble in a comedy. Season nine brought back longtime “Curb Your Enthusiasm” performers Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.
In her review of the new season for Variety, Sonia Saraiya wrote, “The primary takeaway from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’s’ long-awaited ninth-season premiere, ‘Foisted!,’ is that the show — its style, its characters, its tone — is almost exactly what it was when it aired its Season 8 finale in 2011. It’s welcome, but a little strange, too.”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” was created by David and is executive produced by Larry David, Jeff Garlin, and Jeff Schaffer.