A series that was a fixture at the Primetime Emmys during its run on HBO will be back for another season. The pay-cable net announced Tuesday that “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which hasn’t aired an original episode since 2011, will return for season nine.
The show’s original eight-season run spanned 2000-2011 and brought 39 Emmy nominations, including seven nods for Outstanding Comedy Series and five nods for Larry David for Outstanding Lead Actor. The program never won either of those big prizes, but chalked up wins along the way for directing and editing.
“Curb” also was honored as Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical, at the 2003 Golden Globes, among numerous other accolades.
Tuesday’s announcement puts years of uncertainty to rest, with fans of the show wondering all along whether David would decide to get back to work on the series. The “Seinfeld” creator is quoted in the release saying: “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
The release offers little in the way of details, conspicuously omitting a target date for the show’s return.