Presumably out of a job at SNL in light of recent primary results, Larry David may be returning to finally shoot a long hoped for ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. While the finale of season eight aired in 2011, whether it was a series finale was still uncertain. The final verdict seemed to come when the show slunk out of existence for the next five years, but a recent interview with J.B. Smoove, who played Leon Black on the show, on The Rich Eisen Show suggested otherwise.
Smoove said he was talking to David as usual (“I call Larry every two weeks. And I check on him, ’cause he’s old!”), when the latter brought up Curb Your Enthusiasm:
“He starts off with his little, ‘Ehhhhh, you know, I’m thinking about coming back.’ See, that’s great because he has not said no, which puts us in a great position for possibilities. That means it’s still going. If Larry does not say no, there is a possibility he may say yes. He went extra and said, ‘If I do come back, are you going to be available?’ I said, ‘You know something, Larry? I’m going to be available. Call me. Give me early notice. I’ll be there.’ I’ll move anything I’m doing to the side for Curb Your Enthusiasm, which would be a fabulous thing to do. Season nine would be fabulous.”
So, nothing definite, but a good sign for those of us who love a little awkward comedy.
Watch Smoove’s full interview below: