With the eighth season of HBO’s longest-running scripted series set to premiere, the show’s star and driving force admitted that he’s anxious about having to compete with his past success, the Seattle Times reports.
Larry David, whose sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm” premieres Sunday, July 10, 2011, said: "In a way you are competing with yourself–and that’s good. It keeps you on your toes."
The story reports a plot twist for the new season (spoiler alert): “By the season’s third episode, David moves to New York City temporarily, mainly to avoid an invitation to do a charity event in Los Angeles. This opens the show to numerous guest stars such as Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Michael J. Fox, Ricky Gervais and Jo Anne Worley.”
David has downplayed similarities between himself and his TV character. "I’m just trying to make the fictional David funny," he has said in the past. "But I will say the real Larry is an extremely nice guy. You can ask anyone."