Larry David’s Emmy-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-) has entertained audiences for nearly two decades. But Larry David has been making people laugh for a long time, even before he became famous. Since he helped create Seinfeld (1989–1998),
widely considered the most critically and commercially successful comedy series in television history, this makes sense. It’s no secret that George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander, is meant to be a caricature of co-creator Larry David, even if Jerry Seinfeld is the show’s clear protagonist.
Fans of Larry David’s sardonic and witty brand of comedy were left wanting more after Seinfeld’s formal cancellation in 1998. Luckily, they wouldn’t have to wait too long, as Larry David had already begun talks with HBO about developing a new series just two years after the show ended.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm TV show would include Larry David not just as the writer but also as the star, playing a caricature of himself. As an added bonus, since the show aired on HBO and not a major broadcast network, David and the rest of the creative team could include as many crude jokes and obscenities as they pleased.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Has Been Criticized For Being Too Long On The Internet
On October 17, 1999, an hour-long premiere special of Curb Your Enthusiasm aired. This film was later turned into a television series, with the premiere episode showing on October 15, 2000. Though it has been dormant for a while, the show nevertheless manages to produce a full season of ten episodes.
Some viewers feel the HBO show ran on too long and has lost some of its luster since the later seasons. Many people didn’t even know the show was still airing because of how quietly the recent seasons were released.
Fans, as a group, are relieved that the show is ending. Many people felt it wasn’t all that great, to begin with, and complained that it dragged on for too long, while others felt Curb Your Enthusiasm sank into mediocrity once Marty Funkhouser left.
Should You Start With Season 1 Of Curb Your Enthusiasm Or Season 12?
Curb Your Enthusiasm is episodic in nature, yet there are some serialized themes across the eleven seasons. That means you may pretty much watch the seasons and episodes in any sequence you like, and most of them don’t really really have anything to do with each other. For this reason,
new viewers of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 12 aren’t required to catch up on the previous 11 seasons. Only a few important plot points from previous episodes and seasons are still in place, such as Cheryl and Larry’s divorce and Leon’s permanent move-in with Larry.
At the end of the show’s final season, Larry attempted to create a sitcom based on the comedian’s early life; the show was titled “Young Larry.” After an attempted robbery ends in tragedy in Larry’s pool, the thief’s brother blackmails the author into giving the thief’s talentless daughter a role in the show.
When Will Season 12 Of Curb Your Enthusiasm Be Available?
HBO has not yet announced a specific launch date for Season 12 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but we do know that the television giant plans to release the series by the end of the year.
Previous seasons have debuted in the Fall, probably in the month of October. It’s likely that the show’s weekly release schedule will remain the same, with a new episode of the ten-episode season premiering on Sunday nights.