‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ confirmed to return for ninth series

Reports had previously stated there was a "51 per cent" chance of it coming back

Curb Your Enthusiasm has been confirmed to be returning for a ninth series.

US channel HBO announced the news today (June 14), bringing the show back to screens for the first time since 2011.

As Time reports, president of HBO programming Casey Bloys said in a press release: “We’re thrilled that Larry [David] has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned.”

The cult comedy launched on HBO in 2000. David, co-creator of Seinfeld, stars as a fictionalised version of himself in the semi-improvised show, which he also created and writes.

Previous reports had stated there was a “51 per cent” chance of the show returning.

Asked about the possibility of new episodes at a US press event earlier this week, David’s co-star Jeff Garlin replied: “I’d say [there’s] a decent chance. Not good, not bad, decent.”

Garlin, who plays David’s manager Jeff Greene in the show, went on to describe Curb Your Enthusiasm as “the only show that I know in the history of television that only moves forward because the creator is basing his decision entirely on creativity”. David, he said, is “so rich that he doesn’t have to do anything unless it’s good”.