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Everything You Need To Know About the New Season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

It’s been more than five years since “Curb Your Enthusiasm” went off the air, and we’re feeling pretty, pretty good that it’s finally coming back to the small screen.

Details on the new season, due out this year, have been few and far between, but we gathered together all the juicy tidbits out there to tide you over until our favorite curmudgeon returns.

The whole gang is (mostly) back.

It’s been confirmed that J.B. Smoove, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson and Susie Essman are all set to return as David’s friends/sparring partners.

No word yet on which celebrities will be making cameos, but in the past David has said he writes the part before casting the actor. Case in point, Ricky Gervais, who played himself in the eighth season.

“There was a part that I thought he’d be right for, so I offered it to him,” David told The Huffington Post. “We never write anything just to get a person on the show. Fortunately he was right for this part and it was a great opportunity to work with him and he accepted. And he did a great job.”

Larry David probably won’t be coming out of his trailer for small talk.

J.B. Smoove Visits Larry David On Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 Set (HBO)

In a clip shot during the show’s first day of filming this year, Smoove (otherwise known as Leon Black) can be seen pounding on David’s trailer door, trying to get him to come out and say hello. Unsurprisingly, David does not.

The show will be shot in Los Angeles this time around.

Despite spending most of show’s last season in New York, and one hilarious scene in Paris, the crew is returning to its L.A. roots.

“There were very big crowds watching us film in New York as opposed to L.A., where you can’t get one person to stop,” David told The Huffington Post on filming season No. 8. “In New York, they’re very vocal and really tend to be enthusiastic. And in L.A…. nobody really cares, because they see so much of it.”

Everybody involved is really excited.

From David’s daughter Cazzie to Richard Lewis, buzz is starting to grow on social media about the new season.

A reminder that laughs and smiles are on the way

A photo posted by CAZZIE (@cazziedavid) on



To get back into playing her volatile character, Susie Essman channeled all her anger towards Donald Trump.

“That’s the only positive thing that’s come out of this election is that there’s a certain male that I can use to fuel my anger,” Essman told The Daily News about getting back into character. “I have other techniques that I call on, but I’m stuck with that one.”

All of Larry David’s recent high-profile appearances may have provided fodder for the upcoming season.

“What’s interesting is, the more stuff he does, the fact that he’d been doing all the SNL and doing the Broadway show [“Fish in the Dark,”] it creates new situations where he gets ideas,” David Mandel, who was the executive producer of “Curb,” told The Hollywood Reporter. “So my guess is, I’m sure he just kept filling that notebook, which is a good thing for everybody.”

Thea Glassman is an associate editor at the Forward. Contact her at glassman@forward.com or follow her on Twitter, @theakglassman.

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Everything You Need To Know About the New Season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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