From the TCA’s: Curb Your Enthusiasm Returns!

HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns, with Star/Creator/Executive Producer Larry David, bringing his own special blend of humor and pathos back to the small screen. At the TCA’s, cast and crew – including J.B. Smoove (Leon Black), Susie Essman (Susie Green), Jeff Garvin (Jeff Greene, also an Executive Producer), Jeff Schafer (Executive Producer) – talked about the latest season of the show.

The last season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” appeared in 2011 so why now? Why the return? Larry David had two reasons for coming back. “I’m not a misser, so to speak. I don’t really miss things, people that much. But I was missing it, and I was missing these idiots. So I thought, “Yeah, what the hell?” He also got tired of people asking if the show was coming back. “I wasn’t ready to say, “No, never.” And I kept saying, “Oh, you know, maybe. Who knows?”. Now he won’t be asked the question anymore.

This time around, we find Larry shopping around a new business venture. At first, garners a promising response from prospective investors – until Larry being Larry begins to unravel the goodwill and jeopardize the project’s future.

So how does Larry play Larry? Co-star and EP Jeff Garvin put it this way, “Rreal Larry is Clark Kent, and TV Larry is like a neurotic Superman.” This season of Curb includes a ton of famous friends as Larry trips through life. Guest stars for the new season include Katie Aselton, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad, Elizabeth Perkins, June Diane Raphael, Andrea Savage, Damon Wayans, Jr., Steven Weber and Casey Wilson. Returning favorites include Cheryl Hines as Cheryl, along with Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO for its ten-episode ninth season SUNDAY, OCT. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Check your local listings and don’t miss the latest tongue-in-cheek trials and tribulations of Larry David and his crew of famous friends.