One of the longer hiatuses in recent TV history will end in the fall.

HBO has announced that Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will premiere Sunday, Oct. 1. The premiere comes six years and 19 days after the eighth-season finale, which aired on Sept. 11, 2011.

In between, “Curb” creator and star Larry David has made a movie for HBO — “Clear History,” which aired in 2013 — written and starred in a Broadway play (2015’s “Fish in the Dark”) and made several appearances as Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live.”

The “He did nothing” title card in this teaser video, then, isn’t really true, but it’s a good callback to David’s “Seinfeld” days and the exceedingly long time in between seasons.

There have of course been longer gaps between shows ending on one network and then being revived — “The X-Files” went nearly 14 years between its “series finale” and return in 2016 — but the six-year gap between “Curb” seasons is a little different in that it’s just a hiatus between seasons rather than an an “X-Files” or “Gilmore Girls”-style revival of a show that was thought to be finished.

In honor of Season 9, here are nine things that have happened since “Curb” was last on the air:

  1. The entirety of Barack Obama’s second term as president, the 2016 election and the start of the Donald Trump presidency.
  2. The complete series run of “Girls” on HBO.
  3. The Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series since 1908.
  4. Sixty episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” from David’s long-time collaborator Jerry Seinfeld, including one featuring David himself.
  5. The births of all three of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s children.
  6. A combined 135 episodes of other TV comedies starring “Curb” regulars Jeff Garlin (“The Goldbergs,” 95 episodes) and JB Smoove (“Bent,” 6 episodes, and “The Millers,” 34 episodes).
  7. Revivals of or sequels to previously ended shows “Arrested Development,” “The X-Files,” “Full House,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Prison Break,” “Twin Peaks,” “Dallas,” “Heroes” and “24,” plus the pickup of a “Will & Grace” revival that will premiere three days before “Curb.”
  8. iPhone 5, 6 and 7.
  9. The entirety of Netflix’s original series output.

Season 9 of “Curb” will run for 10 episodes and feature the returns of Garlin, Smoove and Susie Essman.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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