Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verite-style footage of David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene) and Cheryl Hines (as wife Cheryl) reprising their roles, the series features appearances by guest celebrities playing themselves or character roles.
Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David, co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, Seinfeld, to HBO. The series blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as David (playing himself) and a cast of real and fictional characters are followed around Los Angeles by a ubiquitous camera that chronicles the private, often banal world of a (relatively) public man.
Having evolved from the 1999 HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series proves how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life, a trip to the movies, a phone call, a visit from some trick-or-treaters can precipitate a "Murphy's Law" chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. Like George Costanza in Seinfeld, the protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm has a knack for getting himself into uncomfortable situations that end up alienating him from peers and acquaintances.
To keep the narrative fresh and spontaneous, Curb Your Enthusiasm is shot without a script; the cast is given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go. The result is an unpredictable format that's unlike anything else on TV.
Season 9 - Unknown/TBA
After every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David says, "I never want to do this again," but the President of HBO claimed that this didn't happen for the first time ever after the most-recent season, and was quoted last year as saying he's "cautiously optimistic" about a Season 9 of the long-running pay-cable show. Today (Oct 11, 2012), Curb co-star/producer Jeff Garlin sounded optimistic when weighing in on the likelihood of a new season in an interview with The Austin Chronicle today:
The Chronicle: Has the door been closed on a ninth season?
Garlin: No, not at all. I say there's a decent chance.
Season 8 -- 10 Episodes -- Jul 10, 2011 to Sep 11, 2011
8x01 -- Jul 10, 2011 -- The Divorce
8x02 -- Jul 17, 2011 -- The Safe House
8x03 -- Jul 24, 2011 -- Palestinian Chicken
8x04 -- Jul 31, 2011 -- The Smiley Face
8x05 -- Aug 07, 2011 -- Vow of Silence
8x06 -- Aug 14, 2011 -- The Hero
8x07 -- Aug 21, 2011 -- The Bi-Sexual
8x08 -- Aug 28, 2011 -- Car Periscope
8x09 -- Sep 04, 2011 -- Mister Softee
8x10 -- Sep 11, 2011 -- Larry vs. Michael J. Fox