After a six-year hiatus, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is back. HBO’s comedy that gives fans an inside look at the quirky life of Larry David returned for its anticipated ninth season on Sunday night. Focusing on David’s controversial musical “Fatwa,” the premiere episode, titled “Foisted,” was directed by Jeff Schaffer and co-written by Schaffer and David. Do YOU think that the premiere episode was pretty, pretty, pretty good or was it awful? Vote in our poll below.
Series regulars Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman all returned for the new episode, with special guest stars Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, J.B. Smoove and Jimmy Kimmel popping up as well. The premiere also introduced Jeff’s barber (Julie Goldman), a lesbian whose upcoming wedding was ruined by Larry when he told her she should be the groom instead of the bride. Elsewhere, after Larry realized that his awful assistant (Carrie Brownstein) was “foisted” onto him by Kimmel, Larry offered her up to Susie, with disastrous results. And when Larry mentioned his “Fatwa” musical on Kimmel’s show, the Ayatollah Khomeini ordered a hit on Larry’s life.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” is a 39-time Emmy nominee, with two victories under its belt so far: Best Comedy Directing for Robert B. Weide (2003) and Best Comedy Editing (2012). While the 2018 Emmys won’t be held until next year, the Golden Globes are quickly approaching. Will this one-time winner for Best Comedy Series (2003) return with a vengeance at the 2018 Globes? With increased buzz following the show’s elongated absence, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it recognized again.
Ten episodes of Season 9 were ordered by HBO, which will bring its grand total to 90 episodes. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” airs Sundays on HBO.