Details are still elusive, but it looks like TV’s long-suffering Larry David will continue to suffer on HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ which hasn’t announced plans yet for a next season, but is still drawing fanfare.
“We’re trying to put something together,” David told Fancast at Sunday’s PaleyFest 2010 event for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in L.A., saying “Yes” when asked if he had begun writing an eighth season for the show he created.
“Just funny shows,” David said, in response to what he wanted from another season.
Inside the event, David told the crowd of 1,500+ at Saban Theater that he was leaning towards more, but was unable to commit.
“I think there’s a pretty good chance,” David said, adding that season 6 and 7 recurring actor J.B. Smoove‘s inclusion would be probable, and a plotline involving a Toyota Prius would be possible. “It’s not definite yet, but we’re working on some stuff.”
Last season’s finale of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ aired last November. The part improv-part scripted show premiered in 2002 and has garnered 30 Emmy nominations. A season-long ‘Seinfeld’ reunion plotline helped to reinvigorate media attention around the show.
Asked if he would want to do another theme premise along the lines of the ‘Seinfeld’ reunion, he said “No” on the carpet. “That was a one-time thing.”
David’s estranged wife Cheryl, played by Cheryl Hines, on the season finale looked to possibly be reconciling with David, who is also separated from his wife Laurie in real life. When asked about the future of their relationship, Hines told Fancast Sunday, “I think they are going to be happy that they are back together. But things probably haven’t changed that much. Hoping that they would have, but didn’t really … They’re meant to be together.”
David’s costars pleaded ignorance about plans for a future season of ‘Curb.’
“Oh God, I just leave that to Larry,” Susie Essman, who plays Jeff Garlin’s wife Susie Greene, says. “Every season I get the outlines at the beginning of the year, and I read them and just marvel at his creativity.”
Bob Einstein, who frequently appears as Marty Funkhouser, adds, “I just want it to be the same level as last year. There was an innate excitement with ‘Seinfeld’ and the cast. You’re not going to get that back or the publicity. I like the excitement.”
The ever self-deprecating Richard Lewis joked to Fancast, “I would like to see me in it. I’m not guaranteed for anything.”