'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9: All the Details (So Far)

The Larry David comedy returns for its first season in six years this October.

After years of “cautious” optimism from the powers that be at HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm is officially set to return for it’s long-awaited ninth season this October. 

The revival of Larry David’s acclaimed comedy comes six years after the season eight finale aired. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of speculation about the details surrounding the return of TV’s favorite “social assassin.”

To help keep track of all the season nine details as they emerge, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled all the details — so far — and will continue to update this post as more emerge. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

The Creative Team

David will return as showrunner, along with series star and longtime exec producer Jeff Garlin as well as veteran Curb exec producer-writer-director Jeff Schaffer. Not returning are fellow exec producers-writers-directors David Mandel and Alec Berg, likely because of their commitments to HBO comedies Veep and Silicon Valley, respectively, on which they serve as showrunners.

Episode Count

Like every other season of the Emmy-winning series, season nine will consist of 10 episodes. The new season kicks off Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m., airing after HBO’s new David Simon drama The Deuce.

The Cast

Returning series regulars include Garlin, as well as his TV wife Susie Essman and JB Smoove, who memorably joined the cast later in the show’s original run as Larry’s roommate and friend Leon. Former series regular Cheryl Hines, who played David’s TV wife until their on-screen divorce at the beginning of season eight, is also set to return. Other returning faces include real-life Hollywood power couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, as well as longtime fan-favorite Richard Lewis, who will once again play fictional versions of themselves. Confirmed new additions include Lauren Graham, although details about whom she will play are not yet known.

Overall Theme

Like past seasons of the series, details about upcoming plot points and storylines are being under tight wraps. However, one thing cast members have been able to tease about the upcoming season is that things will take an unexpected turn (to say the least.) “It’s coming back with all the things about it that people love,” Garlin said in May. “But it’s not following any big formula. The storyline is rather insane. Like people are gonna go, ‘I can’t believe they’re doing this!’ That’s what they’re gonna say. And I don’t often think that with our show.”

Steenburgen echoed those sentiments. “It will definitely cause people to ask me questions. We’re going to stir up a little bit of a hornet’s nest with it, I’m afraid, but it’s how he saw it and what he wanted to do,” she said in March. “There are aspects of it that are a little challenging for me. And I think for Ted, too. But it will be interesting. It will be really interesting.”

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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Unveils First Season 9 Teaser, Premiere Date

Season 9 launches on Oct. 1 on HBO.

Larry David is back.

HBO on Monday unveiled the first teaser for the highly anticipated return of David’s long-running comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The pay cabler also announced that the new season will launch Oct. 1. The new season comes six years after season eight wrapped in 2011. Among those fan-favorites set to return for the new season include Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove.

Season 9 was greenlit in June 2016 and the teaser echoes David’s Julius Caesar-inspired statement at the time the new episodes were first announced. The two-time Emmy-winning series first debuted on HBO as a special in 1999 before becoming a full-fledged series.

Since Curb’s last episode, David has gone onto star in the HBO original move Clear History and most recently played Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, perhaps most memorably in a sketch called Bern Your Enthusiasm that contained several elements from the HBO series.

Watch the teaser below:

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Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen Return For 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9

The recurring stars are joining the core cast of Larry David’s returning HBO series.

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are set to return for Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s ninth season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The husband-and-wife duo, who played themselves on Larry David’s long-running HBO series, will join the series’ core cast — David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman — who are all set to come back when the show makes it comeback.

Danson currently stars on NBC’s The Good Place, while Steenburgen can be seen on Fox’s Last Man on Earth.

After a nearly five-year gap (Curb last aired an original episode in September 2011), the network announced a ninth season for the beloved comedy in June. “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned,’” the Seinfeld creator said of the decision to bring back his TV alter ego. 

In addition to reuniting the gang on-screen, Jeff Schaffer is back to executive produce the season with David. David Mandel and Alec Berg will also lend a hand around their other current HBO shows, Veep, and Silicon Valley and Barry, respectively. All three served as executive producers when the series ran from 2000 to 2011.

“If everything can work itself out, then maybe there’s some way I can finish my schedule on Veep and then be around, maybe in my editing period, to hopefully help out,” Veep showrunner Mandel told THR at the time. “That’s my hope.” 

Though a premiere date has yet to be announced for the planned 10 new episodes, Schaffer told THR after the news first broke in June that he and David were already plugging away on the new season.

“It won’t be long. It won’t be long. Geologically speaking, it’ll be a blink of an eye,” he said about when fans will see the finished product. “Whether the next season of Curb came out one year later, three years later, five years later, 20 years later — detailing the petty behavior of the selfish and the self-serving is an evergreen business.”

The eighth season of Curb ended with Larry in Paris with Leon, played by J.B. Smoove. Though Smoove has yet to be confirmed, Danson and Steenburgen’s castings are a sign that the expanded Curb family will be together again.

“We’d love to have everyone back,” said Schaffer about working around everyone’s schedules. Similar to Danson and Steenburgen’s other TV gigs, Hines and Garlin are series regulars on Fox’s Son of Zorn and ABC’s The Goldbergs, respectively  “And I think everyone wants to be back, so it should be business as usual.” 

Danson is repped by Industry Entertainment and WME. Steenburgen is repped by Management 360 and UTA.

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