Seinfeld creator Larry David’s long-running improvisational cringe comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, has been renewed for season 11 at HBO. First airing in 2000, the show found a niche audience and became a cult hit for HBO. It ran for eight seasons, before going on an extended hiatus. In 2017, the show returned to the air for season 9, and season 10 aired earlier this year. David is best known for being one of the creators of Seinfeld and was the head writer and executive producer until he left after season 7.
Variety reports Curb Your Enthusiasm will return for season 11. David, in typically sarcastic fashion, says he is “as upset about this as you are” and that he hopes HBO “one day comes to their senses” and cancels the show. Striking a more serious tone, Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming, says David has begun working on the outlines for the show, and that “we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
The show, which features David playing a fictionalized version of himself, features a loose approach to storytelling. David writes up an outline for each episode, and then each scene, but the actors are encouraged to improvise their dialogue. Storylines often revolve around David’s social anxieties and his eccentric response to things that are considered by others to be regular parts of everyday life.
Besides David, who writes or co-writes the plots for almost all the episodes in addition to starring in the lead, Curb Your Enthusiasm features Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, and J.B. Smoove. It also regularly features celebrity cameos, including one memorable storyline which reunited the cast of Seinfeld.
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