‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 12 Is Rumoured To Be The Show’s Last Hurrah
— 4 April 2023

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 12 Is Rumoured To Be The Show’s Last Hurrah

— 4 April 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

HBO’s longest-running scripted series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, is rumoured to be bowing out (a “shit bow”, no doubt) after its upcoming season 12 with Larry David ready to say goodbye to his beloved sitcom.

On October 15, 2000, the creator of Seinfeld, Larry David, premiered what would go down to be one of the funniest and most influential sitcoms of our time. Conceived as a meta extension of the show about nothing, Curb Your Enthusiasm followed Larry David (as himself) at his neurotic best and, through obituary typos, Seinfeld reunions and spite coffee shops, gave us some of the best moments in TV history.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, sources close to the show say the forthcoming season, which is yet to set a premiere date, will be capped by a series finale. And while that’s sad news for the show’s insurmountable fan base, one spark of hope is that HBO has always had a very open-door policy with Larry David.

Executive producer Jeff Schaffer has been quoted before stating that every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is always the last until David comes up with new ideas. And that would explain the widening gaps between a 12-season show that has been going strong for the past 23 years.

Regardless, a crew member has also indicated via social media that Curb Your Enthusiasm season 12 is indeed the last we’ll see of Larry David playing the jaded creator of Seinfeld.

Jon Hayman, who is a writer and producer on the HBO sitcom, tweeted and then deleted a photo of himself with David and Schaffer filming what he referred to as the “last scene of the last episode of the final season.” Unless he was mistaken – which is unlikely – then the end is pretty much set in stone for the show. You also have the fact that its protagonist is now 75 years old.

David’s co-star Richard Lewis also tweeted to celebrate shooting his “last scene” of Curb Your Enthusiasm, although this doesn’t necessarily mean the final season is upon us.

“Hard to believe we started in 2000,” he wrote.

“The cast and crew all knew we were working for a genius. When that rarity happens, no one ever takes a moment for granted. We love you LD.”

To be fair, season 11 was supposed to be the very last one. Schaffer even revealed to the media that an alternative ending was shot with a Larry death scene before David changed his mind to make way for a 12th season.

HBO is yet to comment on the strong rumours but sources say David’s current pact with the network ends this year. That means if he did want to eventually bring Curb back, he would have to sign a new agreement.

Back when season 12 was first announced, David eloquently expressed how much the show has meant to him and his career.

“Playing the role of Larry David has been the greatest honour of my life. In researching this multi-faceted, multi-talented man, I discovered that there’s more to him than I ever could have imagined: He speaks six languages, brines his own pickles, and spearheads a national movement to install a bidet in every home. I’ve also been told by numerous sources that he is the most generous of lovers. I am so excited to once again transform into this force of nature. I only pray that I can do him justice.”

We’ll keep you posted on more news about the Curb Your Enthusiasm final season once a premiere date is set.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.