“Don’t put that pie down! Do not put that pie down!” because HBO has officially renewed the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Larry David comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm for a twelfth season. Curb Your Enthusiasm originally debuted on HBO all the way back in 2000 and stars Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David, as an over-the-top version of himself in a fake take on his own life. The series is shot sans-script, meaning the cast, which includes regulars Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Vince Vaughn, and Ted Danson, is given scene outlines and asked to make up the lines as they go. Best of all, after returning from an eight-year gap for season nine in 2017, David’s Seinfeld follow-up has officially outlasted the iconic ‘show about nothing’, which ran for nine seasons.
Regarding the renewal news, David quipped, “Playing the role of Larry David has been the greatest honour of my life. In researching this multi-faceted, multi-talented man, I discovered that there’s more to him than I ever could have imagined: He speaks six languages, brines his own pickles, and spearheads a national movement to install a bidet in every home. I’ve also been told from numerous sources that he is the most generous of lovers. I am so excited to once again transform into this force of nature. I only pray that I can do him justice.”
After 22 years, will season 12 be the last of the beloved curmudgeon? Series producer, writer, and director Jeff Schaffer recently told IndieWire, “When you sign up to do a season of Curb, you’re signing up to do the final season of Curb. And I finally figured out why. It’s because when Larry does a season, he puts every idea that he really likes into that season. So at the end of the season, there’s this hole — there aren’t any ideas that he really likes — so how could he possibly do another season? He’s the only person on the planet who doesn’t think he’s going to come up with more good ideas.”
Season 12 is expected to start filming this fall and that sounds prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good to us. In the meantime, bone up on your vocabu-Larry and stream all 11 Seasons on HBOMax. Let’s get lampin’.