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I am – Hercules!! To the surprise of few, HBO and Larry David announced Monday that “Curb Your Enthusiasm” would return for a 10-episode eighth season in 2011. David has a long history of skipping years with the show: 2000 Season One 2001 Season Two 2002 Season Three 2004 Season Four 2005 Season Five 2007 Season Six 2009 Season Seven 2011 Season Eight Look! Press release!
For Immediate Release 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.
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  • April 20, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Good News!

    by fiester

    Still a funny show.

  • April 20, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I have never watched a single ep of this series

    by Jaka

    Mostly because I'm one of those people who never enjoyed Sienfeld. Only seen about ten eps of that. Just not my kind of humor, I guess. I finally saw that Woody Allen movie he was in, though. I didn't hate that, other than being tired of the way too old men with the way too young women thing that Woody seems to love so much.

  • April 20, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    You very much should, because it's

    by MJDeViant

    Pretty....prettty......pretty good

  • April 20, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    This sounds pretty, pretty, pretty good.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • April 21, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Jaka, take it from a fellow Seinfeld hater

    by JonKrause

    I've never liked Seinfeld. Every year or so I sit down and try to stomach an episode of the show. I just don't get it. I don't think it's brilliant or funny or anything. That was my biggest reason for avoiding this show as well. Then one day I tried Curb, and fell in love. It's a completely different animal. It's also hilarious as fuck. I blazed through all 70 episodes in like a week. I couldn't stop! I'm so happy there will be a season 8. I hope it's pretty pretty good

  • April 21, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    How can they top the Seinfeld story arc?

    by ShabbyBlue

  • April 21, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Mistake - The ending of Season 7 was perfect

    by V'Shael

    They will look back on this decision years from now, and go "Ooops."

  • April 21, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    OK, so, obviously pretty, pretty, pretty...

    by Jaka

    ...good is some sort of an inside joke relating to the show. lol I may give it a shot. I'm sure some of it is available OnDeman. I'd have to find it, like, completely genius to bother going back to watch all 70 episodes, though.

  • April 21, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I don't understand...

    by Thrillhouse77

    how anyone could dislike Seinfeld OR Curb. They're both some of the best comedy that mankind is capable of.

  • April 21, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by Jaka

    I have honestly sat in a room full of people laughing out loud at a Seinfeld episode with a bemused look on my face wondering what the hell is wrong with me because I haven't laughed one time. And I assure you I have a pretty broad sense of humor. I find a lot of different comedy styles entertaining. But I'd rather grab a disc from the 6 Ton Mega-Set than watch an episode of Seinfeld any day.

  • April 21, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Jaka

    16 Ton Mega-Set. Missed a keystroke on that last one.

  • April 21, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Hey, at least you...

    by Thrillhouse77

    have some semblance of good taste! Python rocks! ;)

  • April 21, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Hate Seinfeld. Love Cub.

    by mynamesdan

    Seinfeld is the opposite of funny. It's unhumour. It thinks it's funny and it's wildly mistaken. I'm sure Jerry Seinfeld is a nice guy but he is just not funny. Not a funny bone in his body. <p> Larry David though, pretty good.

  • April 21, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Love Seinfeld. Love Curb.

    by MapMan

    The shows that keep on giving. Seen both series multiple times and still laugh my ass off. <br><br> I'm glad Curb is coming back. I thought the Seinfeld season would bring the series full circle but it was a bit of a disappointment overall. Pretty good but not the home run I was expecting.

  • April 21, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    In the meantime, this just came out:

    by Jarek

    Yup, this actually exists (remove spaces). http://t m/y4jztf9

  • April 21, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    oh, and NSFW

    by Jarek

    in the above link.

  • April 21, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah Thrillhouse77....

    by Jaka

    ...Python junkie over here. The show, the movies... the movies the actors have done since Python ended. Just love 'em. Kinda makes me sad to watch "Almost The Truth" because I realize they're getting old now. I've watched all their stuff so much that, with the exclusion of Cleese - who I usually see as older in my minds eye, I always think of them as their younger selves.

  • April 21, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Why do some people get breaks in their...

    by Jaka

    ...tiny URLs? Mine never do that. Mysteries of the universe.

  • April 21, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Fuckin A

    by bourne7855

  • April 21, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by A G

    AICN does it automatically to URLs

  • April 21, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Testing. Testing the Tiny URL theory

    by Jaka

    Yes, I am testing. So here I paste my tiny url. And now I shall press Post.

  • April 21, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    And there it is....

    by Jaka

    ...with no spaces. Like I said. Mysteries of the universe.

  • April 21, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    I will join that chorus:

    by Hercules

    Curb is far superior to Seinfeld.

  • April 21, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Didn't get Seinfeld, lurrrrrrve Curb

    by DonLogan

    Seinfeld just seemed too shiny, too smiley, the acting too 'forced', the laugh track, i couldn't get into it. But Curb, maybe my favourite TV program. Long may it continue.

  • April 21, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    I'm suprised

    by ndally

    At how many people "don't get" Seinfeld. There are so many out there. It's all in the conversations they have.'that's it(most of the time). That also applies to Curb. The best parts of Seinfeld are George and Jerrys conversations same with Larry and..Jeff? Or whoever he talks to in any given episode. Also it's not quite a fair comparison as Curb has the uncensored part going for it which CAN provide for better comedy(notice how I capped the word can.. as in not always). I'm sure if Seinfeld were made today it would loose the laugh track and sitcom camera set up and do a 30 Rock/The Office production style which again provides for a different style of comedy. Very interesting though that so many aren't into Seinfeld. I guess it's an acquired taste

  • April 21, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Seinfeld FAR superiour...

    by cartoonsmart

    I luv Curb -- hated Woody Allen and Larry's recent flick; and that is so weird since Larry's work is drenched with 'Woody Allenisms' that by the luv of god I can't possibly understand how they could have made such mediocre product between the two of them, imho that is -- but Sienfeld has it all: The characters, the plots, New York, it is such a well balanced show, so many rolling gags and subtle complexities that only upon watching the show over and over again can one really appreciate the art of Seinfeld. Much of what Larry came up with so far was heavily influenced by Seinfeld -- but maybe for a Mature audience. Since Seinfeld always kept it clean. No cheap obscenities; but often explicit suggested ones. And let it be clear Seinfeld was not just Larry David. A lot of Seinfeld's own stand up material went in the show. Still these few words don't do justice to all these creative minds that made Seinfeld and Curb happen. But Seinfeld is more than Curb. Curb at best is Seinfeld light, if that. Just saying...

  • April 21, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST


    by dj_bollocks

    Longest running clearly isn't most episodes though...

  • April 21, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    To those who don't like Seinfeld

    by CharyouTree


  • April 21, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Bring back Jerry!

    by unfaithfullyyours

    I thought Jerry was the funniest he's been as Larry's "sidekick". I also thought he brought out a whole new side of Larry that none of the other characters did. More, please!

  • April 21, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Just started watching Curb last season

    by Itchy

    and it was fucking hilarious. The Rosie O'Donnell scene, chasing Larry upstairs to kick his ass ? I couldn't stop talking about 12 year old girl's pussies for 2 weeks after I saw that episode. Just brilliant.

  • April 21, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Main difference between Curb and Seinfeld...

    by BumLove

    Is that Seinfeld was in New York, and Curb is in Cali. If Larry moved back to New York in the show, the two would start to look very similar....apart from the fact that Curb is on HBO so they can do more adult themes, but Seinfeld still managed to do some very risky stuff and had a lot of sexual and toilet related themes for a network sitcom. Especially back it's the norm.

  • April 21, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Thank God!

    by WarrenSmooth

    How could I live without another season of a badly-written sitcom about a narcissistic millionaire who makes snarky comments and thinks he's more clever than he actually is? Larry David... you complete me!

  • April 21, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    I was always surprised...

    by Darryl_Revok

    ...that "Seinfeld" got as big an audience as it did. I really liked it but thought it was too New York, too Jew-ey (I'm MOT so I can say it) to become a number one show.

  • April 21, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Well, I love all nine seasons of Seinfeld, but

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    have hated Curb since the end of Season 4...I just think David's lost it. The show's a parody of what it was in Seasons 1-4. I had hoped the Seinfeld arc would rescue it, but no such luck...

  • April 21, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Larry David can't act

    by FrodoFraggins

    Nuff said. He's a great writer, but there's a very good reason why they didn't want him to actually play George Costanza

  • April 21, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I love both shows

    by BizarroJerry

    But I can definitely understand that both (though they are different) shows may just not be someone's kind of humor. Takes all kinds, people. Personally, I cannot stand "How I Met Your Mother", but others I know swear that it's hilarious.

  • April 21, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    South Park 201

    by jimbojones123


  • April 21, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Both are great shows!

    by HoboJuiceExplosion

    But I agree with some here, Season 7 should have been the end. David did 7 seasons of Seinfeld, why not end Curb on a high note? ;) Leave us wanting more. I'm sure Curb will be funny but the finale of Season 7 would have been a nice, wrapped up ending.

  • April 21, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Jeff and Susie have been underused in the past couple of seasons

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Their dynamic is much funnier than Larry and Cheryl' fact, I never could stand Cheryl. Maybe that's kind-of the point...

  • April 21, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    BTW, is it me...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    or are Larry and Jeff basically Fred and Barney, except in this case Fred's the fat one? Of course, every sitcom since has lifted from the Honeymooners...

  • April 21, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "I couldn't stop talking about 12 year old girl's pussies for 2 weeks after I saw that episode. Just brilliant". <p>What you probably failed to mention was that you couldn't stop talking about 12-year-old girls' pussy's BEFORE the episode aired anyway! Come on, just admit it, you'll feel better!!!

  • April 21, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Great to know. Still love the show.

    by Nice Marmot

    The finale w/ the Seinfeld reunion was a bit of a let down for me, but the season kicked ass leading up to it. Now what the hell is the deal w/ Eastbound & Down?!?!?!?

  • April 21, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Fa_Tass.....Jeff is definitely Fred Flinstone-like

    by BumLove

    He's actually both Fred and Barney...because he's too pussy-whipped and he's Larry's sidekick to just be Fred alone.

  • April 21, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Seinfeld is an acquired taste.


    Despite popular opinion, it is NOT a show that benefits from random, sporadic viewings. Start from the beginning and watch every episode in chronological order. It is SO much more rewarding that way... the show has a multitude of through-lines and inside jokes that are lost on most people because of the scattershot nature of syndication. I finally got around to buying the full set and fell in love with it.

  • April 21, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    "I couldn't stop talking about....

    by BumLove

    ...12 year old girl's pussies for 2 weeks after I saw that episode." <p> Interesting...because the girl in that episode is 9 years old, I believe...but whatever rocks your boat.

  • April 21, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Curb should win the Emmy this year.

    by Rev. Slappy

    It's far and away the best comedy on TV, it shames Glee and Modern Family. The high point this year was The Table Read. "Her cunt is in the sink" made me laugh for days and days.

  • April 21, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Larry David, lazy bastard.

    by ChocolateJeebus

    He writes 6 hours of TV every other year. But it's so damn good. But I would be that lazy too if I were rich. Awe, screw it, he's still a lazy bastard but he makes the funniest television show EVER. Maybe if Stephen King took a breather his books would be good again. Probably not.

  • April 21, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Hell yes, Rev. Slappy . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . that joke, just the way Superdave said it, was HILARIOUS. Heck, his delivery is what makes him so funny. And how good is that guy who plays Leon? And Ted Danson too?

  • April 21, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    don't understand how people can dislike Seinfeld but like Curb

    by Jared

    Curb is basically an R-rated version of Seinfeld. The humor is more or less the same.

  • April 21, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    OMG I fucking hate Rosie O'Donnell

    by Jaka

    She needs to be punched. <P>Tenenbaum - That's the impression I've been under, which is why I haven't checked it out. Seems to be a pretty even split regarding whether that the case or not, though (maybe leaning a little to the not side). I just checked HBO OnDeman and oddly enough the only thing available is Season One eps 1-5. So I guess I was meant to check it out.

  • April 21, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    "or are Larry and Jeff basically Fred and Barney, except in this case Fred's the fat one?"<p> Ummm... Fred WAS the fat one...

  • April 21, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Love Seinfeld, Love Curb... Respect the wood.

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I don't get the Hate Seinfeld/Love Curb people either. It's all (mostly) Larry David. His humor is based on people who have no shame and no compassion. I'll agree that Curb is often much funnier than Seinfeld, but mostly because there's nothing holding it back on HBO ("Beloved... cunt?!?")<p> Oh well... I have the Seinfeld Complete Series box set and the six seasons of Curb available on DVD too. They're both awesome shows.

  • April 21, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Bob, I am baffled by the love Seinfeld hate Curb people.

    by Rev. Slappy

    Anybody with a functioning brain at this point must realize Larry was the real brains behind Seinfeld. Yet I know a lot of people who are big Seinfeld fans that won't watch Curb.

  • April 21, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Seinfeld and Curb

    by schadenfreudian

    They're both litmus tests for hanging out with someone.

  • April 21, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    Can't imagine a future without my "Curb"

  • April 21, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    to anyone who hasn't watched Curb due to Seinfeld

    by smackfu

    Here are three of my favorite Curb moments: Larry locking a handicapped women in a broom closet at a party to get rid of her when his 2nd handicapped date arrives; Larry appearing to have an erection when hugged by a little girl due to having a water bottle down his pants; Larry's friend talking to him about the rash on her 12 year old daughter's pussy.<br><br>Now let me ask you...does this sound like Seinfeld to you?

  • April 21, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Seinfeld Had Its Moments ...

    by HongKongCavalier

    ... but Curb was/is consistently better.<p></p> "YOU ATE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR??!!??"<p></p> "I thought he was a monkey!"<p></p> See, on its own, that exchange is mildly amusing at best; but when it happened on Curb, it was hilarious.<p></p> ... and Larry David is a Misanthrope, NOT a Narcissist<p></p> Comparing the two shows is a mistake imo

  • April 21, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    fuck this show

    by punto

    Seinfeld was way better. I enjoyed the Seinfeld episodes of Curb, but the regular episodes are just boring. I get it, it's improvised. it got old after the 3rd week.

  • April 21, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Fucking brilliant 7th season, roll on 8!!

    by performingmonkey

    OK I love Seinfeld so season 7 was great for me in that respect, but every episode made me laugh so much. It's sooo funny when they get the daughter to sing a song as a present and she is shit (though you're supposed to just accept that and keep listening, it's the done thing...) but Larry just steps in 'OK that's enough' before she's finished. Fuckin hilarious everyone else's reaction to it. Jason Alexander was amazingly funny in his scenes with Larry. Seriously I had tears rolling down, that was George right there back after all these years!

  • April 21, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    More Leon!!!

    by Little Beavis

    Long ball Larry is back!

  • April 21, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by Osiris3657

    My favorite sitcom :)

  • April 21, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    For the Seinfeld haters...

    by pr0g2west

    None of you are sponge worthy. Its the stories that are so great and funny. Curb and Seinfeld are the same show, just different mediums.

  • April 21, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    "Seinfeld" was Shakespearean in its writing

    by pollaxt

    For those that don't understand that, your loss. It was genius.

  • April 21, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Mommy mommy!

    by mortsleam

    That bum's in the bathroom and there's something hard in his pants!

  • April 22, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    It would be crazier if Curb had more seasons than Seinfeld...

    by DanielKurland

    Last season was so great.