LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will likely return for an eighth season, but don’t expect any more “Seinfeld” reunions like the one that occurred on the comedy last year, creator Larry David said on Sunday.
“I think there’s a pretty good chance (that “Curb” will return),” David said at a symposium attended by his co-stars. “Not definite yet, but we’re working on some stuff.”
He was predictably tight-lipped about any plot developments, apart from ruling out an encore with the four stars of “Seinfeld,” the 1990s sitcom David created with Jerry Seinfeld.
The sixth season of HBO’s Emmy-winning hit saw David’s TV alter ego orchestrate a “Seinfeld” reunion episode in a desperate bid to get back with his ex-wife, played by Cheryl Hines.
About the only tidbit David offered was that the trash-talking house guest played by comedian J.B. Smoove would probably return. The status of the rekindled relationship between David and Hines’ characters remained unclear.
David was accompanied on stage at the PaleyFest symposium in Beverly Hills by co-stars Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis and Bob Einstein.
Einstein stayed in character as the gravely voiced friend Marty Funkhouser and told off-color jokes during the event, just as his character did to Seinfeld during an episode last season. As was the case in that episode, David seemed annoyed and did not laugh.
The actors spent much of the time reiterating how the show is improvised, with brief outlines penned by David, who hates to rehearse and memorize lines.
Because the show revolves around the indignities of day-to-day life as experienced by David’s oft-annoyed but well-meaning character, the stars said they often receive unsolicited story ideas from fans who feel they can relate.
Garlin, who also executive-produces the show, said he has been pitched ideas by literally thousands of people, and “I’ve never heard one funny one.”
Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Stacey Joyce
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