Fans of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it is probably time, yet again, to stop holding your breath regarding a potential return of the show.
Despite being off of the air for years, HBO has never officially canceled the Larry David comedy show. The same goes for David, who never entirely shuts down the possibility that he could make more. It was a critical and commercial success, so we suppose thanks to that, this will always be floating around out there as a possibility.
David spoke recently to Bill Simmons of Grantland, and made it clear that the odds were pretty low that he would ever work with HBO on another season. As for whether or not he feels like he needs to create a proper series finale, David said that the “Seinfeld” finale really helped him to realize that sometimes, a conclusion is not necessary:
“Well, you know, I got so much grief from the Seinfeld finale, which a lot of people intensely disliked, that I no longer feel a need to wrap things up … I wouldn’t say I’m mad about [the reaction], but it taught me a lesson that if I ever did another show, I wasn’t going to wrap it up … I think the thing about finales is everybody writes their own finale in their head.”
We feel like there is something to be learned here by many other shows that are not necessarily ones that need to create a huge series finale. We saw just last week with “Sons of Anarchy” that while there are valid criticisms out there for finales, there are also leeches desperate to hate on something just because hating finales has become the new cool thing to do. There are duds out there, but we feel still like the “Dexter” and the “How I Met Your Mother” endings are far from the norm.
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