The long-anticipated 10th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will debut Sunday, 19 January at 10:30PM ET, according to HBO. The ninth season was back in 2017. Below is a brief introduction to the new season:
“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.”
Indeed, similar to Larry David’s other critically acclaimed sitcom creation, Seinfeld (aka “The Show About Nothing”), Curb Your Enthusiasm is known for turning ordinary events and making comic, oftentimes outrageous, situations from them. Whereas the first few seasons did this with exquisite subtlety and realism, the more recent seasons have become more outlandish and in-your-face—but it’s still funny as hell.
Reprising their roles in the 10th season will be Susie Essman (Larry’s primary nemesis), Jeff Garlin (Larry’s manager and only reliable ally; also the husband of Susie), Cheryl Hines (Larry’s ex-wife), Ted Dansen (another frequent adversary who is now with Cheryl), Richard Lewis (Larry’s oldest friend with whom he has routine shouting matches), and JB Smoove (a relative of a hurricane-struck family who Larry took in and who never left).
Sadly missing from the cast will be Bob Einstein, who played my favorite characrer, Marty Funkhouser. Einstein passed away in January from cancer. At the time of his death, Larry David made the following statement:
“Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on ‘Curb.’ It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no one like him, as he told us again and again. We’re all in a state of shock.”
You can watch the trailer for the upcoming season here.