It’s been around for over two decades, it comes out about whenever the creator feels like it, and it’s on its way back for another season. That’s right — Larry David’s hilarious sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back for a 12th season. The man who created Seinfeld is coming back for one more go.
According to Deadline, Larry David confirmed the news himself during an event at the Director Guilds of America. Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s creator and star was asked about the possibility of a 12th season, and reportedly said a season 12 would definitely be coming. What that means as far as production or premiere dates is completely left to the realm of speculation. As Deadline notes, the show “operates on David’s schedule and whims.”
And Larry David’s whims can prove to be pretty unpredictable. A perfect example sprang up in February when — literally hours before it was meant to stream on HBO Max — The Curb Your Enthusiasm creator stopped The Larry David Story from reaching viewers. HBO let fans know that David was postponing the documentary because he wanted “to do it in front of an audience.”
In season 11 of his sitcin, Larry David’s biggest enemy proved to be — depending on how you look at it — his pool or the fence that wasn’t around his pool. Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s 11th season opens with a burglar falling into his pool and drowning, leaving David open to legal action because he didn’t have a required 5-foot-tall fence around the pool. Among other things, this puts Larry in the position of hiring the dead thief’s niece Maria Sofia (Keyla Monterroso Mejia) — a terrible actress — for his show Young Larry. He even starts dating a councilwoman, played by Tracey Ullman, in the hopes he can get her to change the law about the fence.
That another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is on the way will no doubt be good news to David’s co-star Jeff Garlin, who has at least one less show on his schedule than usual. At the end of last year, Garlin left the otherwise successful sitcom The Goldbergs. The departure was apparently a mutual decision between Garlin and ABC, after what was reportedly years of reports about the actor’s alleged behavior toward cast and crew, including allegations of “unwanted physical contact.”
Pretty soon, Larry David might find the arena of semi-autobiographical sitcoms in which a comedian plays himself a little bit more crowded. Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson is making his own such series called Bupkis, though it probably won’t be on the same streaming service as Curb Your Enthusiasm. SNL producer Lorne Michaels is helping Davidson find a home for Bupkis, and early reports indicated it would land either on Amazon Prime or Peacock.
Meanwhile, David’s old friend Jerry Seinfeld is also making sure to keep busy. He hasn’t appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm since 2009, so we don’t know if he’ll be joining the show for season 12, but we do know he’s making a movie about Pop Tarts. That’s right. Pop Tarts. He’s making Unfrosted — a movie based on one of his comedy bits — about Pop Tarts. And he’s getting a $14.2 million tax credit to do it. Pop Tarts.