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Larry David, still searching for his soul, will do another season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

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HBO’s favorite misanthrope is coming back for more.

The network announced Tuesday that Larry David has agreed to do an eighth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the comedy in which he plays a more neurotic version of himself.

“After much soul-searching – and by the way, it was nowhere to be found – I have decided to do another season of ‘Curb,’ ” David said in a statement.  “I look forward to the end of shooting, when I can once again resume the hunt for my elusive soul.  I know it’s here somewhere or perhaps in the rugged mountainous regions of Pakistan.”

The program, which featured a reunion of David’s “Seinfeld” colleagues last season, ranks as HBO’s longest-running scripted series. The upcoming 10-episode season will air in 2011.

“Larry always loves to paint himself into a corner, and after the incredibly wonderful seventh season of ‘Curb,’ you have to ask, ‘How does he ever top this?’” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO’s programming group and West Coast operations. "But he always finds a way. We can’t wait to see what he does in Season  8.”

-- Matea Gold (Follow me on Twitter.)

Photo credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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Hopefully it's better than season 7, which had exactly three great episodes.

i want to see more Leon!

CYE is past its prime but I like watching Larry

Ten more episodes of Larry will add ten years to my life. This is great news. Cancel my call to Kevorkian.

Somewhere in the day to day absurdity of life Larry exposes a filet of soul will be found. Never give up the search, LD, we love you man.

Larry should (in the series) get into politics...run for mayor of Bev Hills or even the Assembly. He could really stand-out with the absurdity of local politics, etc., win!!! And then? Well, a few more years of this very good series; I hope it never ends.

Let me take a wild guess...Larry David will bring on his friends and continue to do a show? And a whole lot of money will change hands? Still, it's better than anything on NBC...

I love this show. It's soooo difficult to watch because of the situations, but it's also freakishly absurd that it's addictive. And I really love how he pisses off so many people in real life. I mean, how can someone demand from HBO that Larry David show their religion some respect? "He wouldn't pee on his grandmother's Star of David!!!" Um, yes he would. If your conventions and religions are so powerful as to save your immortal soul, then they are powerful enough to survive being peed upon by Larry David.

And I like that he brings on his friends. What are friends for, anyway? To have fun, to make some dough and laugh a little on the way to the bank. yeehaw. Good for them.

Why does this show even exist?


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