Curb Your Enthusiasm is now in its eighth season, and despite all of the new and noteworthy competition (e.g. Louie, Parks And Recreation & Modern Family), the show is still awesome. Critics are gushing over it, and ratings are higher than expected–”seven-year highs for its first three weeks,” reports Deadline.com. Even Larry David is excited about the idea of another season. Which is making us worried.
Alessandra Stanley of the New York Times had this to say earlier this month:
“Curb Your Enthusiasm may not seem as daring as it once did, but there still isn’t anything else quite like it. The degree of difficulty in sustaining that mock cinéma vérité layered over the bones of a classic sitcom was proven once again this year.”
Since the response has been so favorable (and surprising to David and execs) they’re really not sure what to make of it. Still, talks are already underway for the next season, with David himself on board for the first time in… a while. Usually, he flat out refuses to make more episodes before eventually giving in to another season. Which made the Sixth and Seventh seasons both feel very much like the last ones–first with David’s new family, the Blacks, in season six and with a big Seinfeld reunion in season seven.
Which makes us wonder if all of this new found excitement about another season is just a ruse. Maybe now that he’s actually considering production of another season Larry’s actually going to back out. If he’s as neurotic and suspicious of good news in real life as his character is on the show, it could be very possible. Then again, considering the empire he’s developed, he’s probably not going to be a fool about continuing to grow it. Hopefully!