"Flowers, balloons, Larry David, what could be better?!" Who are we to disagree with the poet laureate of awkward confrontations? HBO announced today that Curb Your Enthusiasm will return for a 10th season on Sunday, January 19th. Check out the first trailer, which features conversations about shorts etiquette, Newton's Law of Sweats, the Big Johnson community, and the importance of impressing people with lies, below.
Most of the main cast is back, including Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis and JB Smoove, along with recurring side characters Ted Danson (who is now Cheryl's boyfriend), Richard Kind and Richard Lewis. Guest stars this season includes Kaitlin Olson, Jon Hamm (playing Jon Hamm!), Jane Krakowski, Laverne Cox, Fred Armisen, Isla Fisher, and more.
HBO says in a press release: "As candid, unsparing and outrageous as ever, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM revolves around a fictionalized, gleefully misanthropic version of David as a ubiquitous camera chronicles the private, often banal world of this (relatively) public man. The series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go."
Back when season nine premiered in 2017, we spoke with Essman and Smoove about what it was like returning to Curb after all those years away. Executive producer Jeff Schaffer also talked to us about what the process of writing a season of the show with David is like: "He never wants to feel like he has to do it. He wants to do it when he's happy with them. That's why the footprint of a season takes so long, because we usually write, then shoot, and then edit. Each one takes about five to six months, and that's just the script."
Sadly, comedian and Curb regular Bob Einstein died before being able to film anything for the new season. But we'll always have the liver joke.