HBO has a lot to look forward to in 2017, including the returns of both Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm, but if British men shouting is your thing, they’ve got you covered too. Welcome back John Oliver for 2017, as HBO goes all-out with the hits to promote Last Week Tonight Season 4.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
It was J.B. Smoove who first telegraphed that Curb Your Enthusiasm might be coming back for real, so it’s only fitting the first informal production promo would give Leon the spotlight. Larry’s best foil is back (if not Larry himself), as Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 officially starts production.
We’ve gone long enough without a Bernie Sanders impression to forget that Larry David has other items on his agenda, including a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm! So it is, that multiple returning Curb stars have been confirmed, including the lovely Ted Danson and the lovelier Mary Steenburgen.
Seinfeld seems about the least likely sitcom to consider revival, to a point the idea formed the spine for an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm season. That said, Jerry Seinfeld has apparently at least been approached for a live episode return, and may himself return for Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9.
The low-maintenance production of Curb Your Enthusiasm offered hope that Larry David’s ninth season wouldn’t take too long to assemble, and things are looking good for 2017. HBO bosses believe Curb Season 9 will start shooting as early as this fall, while Larry David works out the potential returning cast.
It remains unclear exactly how long the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will take to get Larry David before the camera, but it appears as if yet another familiar face will be joining the fray. In addition to J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines is now officially expected to reprise her role as Larry’s ex-wife.
Larry David surprised all of us with the news that, rumors be damned, Curb Your Enthusiasm would officially return for a ninth season on HBO, however light on details it seemed. Now, executive producer Jeff Schaffer says “it won’t be long” before fans have new episodes to look forward to, and perhaps a full ten at that.
Mere days ago, Curb Your Enthusiasm star J.B. Smoove stirred the ever-swirling pot of Season 9 rumors with reports that creator Larry David was thinking about coming back, but few knew how seriously to take them. Well, prettay, pretty, prettay great news for all, as HBO officially confirms Curb Your Enthusiasm returning for Season 9!
Wonderful as it was having Larry David grace our TVs this past season of SNL, fans will always fall back on the hope for another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm down the line. The creator’s HBO invitation remains open, but according to star and comedian J.B. Smoove, David might be actively thinking about a return to his HBO comedy at long last.
If you're going to have the great Larry David host a full episode of SNL, there are two obvious areas of parody. First, you simply have to give him more to do as Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, whose unlikely showing in the recent Democratic presidential primaries have made David a regular guest star this season. Second, you need to riff on Curb Your Enthusiasm, his (possibly) late, great HBO sitcom that redefined cringe comedy. And in this case, SNL found a a way to combine the two.