Throughout the month of December, one of the series that we’re offering up here at CarterMatt is MIA Shows. The goal here is rather simple: Taking a look at shows that have been off the air for a substantially-long time.
The focus for this particular article is one that, technically, hasn’t been off the air for a super-long time in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Yet, there’s always a persistent fear that the Larry David series is going to be off the air for a super-long time … mostly because of the fact that it’s been this way before. Yet, HBO insisted early this year that there would be a smaller hiatus between season 9 and 10 than we’ve seen in the past … though this show is really just all about however often David wants to do it. He really has an open invitation to come back and make more of the series whenever he wants.
Well, here’s the good news: We do have some sort of progress report right now when it comes to the tenth season! According to a new report from Entertainment Weekly, filming has actually already started on the latest batch of new Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes. Even though you may not have known this, it’s hard to be shocked given that there typically is a heavy veil of secrecy surrounding almost everything with this show. That’s something that David himself seems to prefer, especially since a lot of the story for the show is built off of the element of surprise.
In theory, production being underway now signals that there will be some more Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes at some point in 2019, but there is no 100% guarantee of that right now. Given the way TV production cycles work, we wouldn’t be shocked if it were to premiere in the summer of 2019 — there is a novel idea in pairing it with the final season of Veep, largely because of the Seinfeld connection that is obviously there behind the scenes.
We could potentially get a little bit more news about the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm next month at the TCA Winter Press Tour, provided of course that HBO head Casey Bloys is asked some of the right questions. It’s a little too early to speculate about a season 11, but we figure that the same exact set of rules apply here that did with the past few seasons. Maybe we’ll get that in a few years if Larry David has some (pun intended) enthusiasm to come back and continue doing some more of the series down the line. While Curb is a fairly inconsistent series, we do think that when it works, it is better and stronger than almost any other television series out there. Here’s to hoping that tradition lasts.
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