Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Is Returning To HBO For A New Season

After a lengthy hiatus, the ever-resourceful Curb Your Enthusiasm is returning for a ninth and hopefully not final season. HBO made the announcement earlier today, adding that “details of the new season will be announced as they are confirmed.” The president of HBO programming, Casey Bloys, said, “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” while David, in typical Larry David fashion, explained the gap between seasons with, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, I left, I did nothing, I returned.” Good to have you back, Larry.

Not that he hasn’t been busy. Since 2011, when season eight (the show’s best, in this Jew’s humble opinion) wrapped, David starred in and wrote an HBO movie (Clear History) and practically became a full-time cast member on SNL with his perfectly cranky Bernie Sanders impression. But more Curbmaybe even as a movie — was never out of the question, much to Jennifer Lawrence’s delight. J.B. Smoove recently told Rich Eisen that he called David, who he described as being “old,” and said, “I just talk about regular stuff with him. It’s not always Curb stuff. But this time, aha! This time, he brought up Curb Your Enthusiasm. I don’t ever bring it up. He brought it up this time.”

See? Calling “old” people does occasionally pay off. Anyway, hearing that familiar theme song again is going to sound…