Well, that didn't take long: Only a week after "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star J.B. Smoove hinted that creator Larry David wanted to make more of the improvisational series, HBO has confirmed that season nine is officially in the works.

In a statement released by the premium cable outlet on Tuesday, president of programming Casey Bloys touted the long-awaited return of the show.

"We're thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of 'Curb' and can't wait to see what he has planned," Bloys said.

As for why David decided that now was the time to resurrect "Curb," which aired its season eight finale back in 2011, the comedian said, "In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned.'"

Of course, David hasn't exactly done nothing since then, most memorably popping up throughout this past season of "Saturday Night Live," where he played presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to perfection. But David has frequently hinted that he'd be interested in returning to his HBO show, and the network has always been open to the idea as well.

Rumors of a potential season nine swelled recently, with Smoove saying in an interview last week that David told him that he wanted to revive the show. Producer David Mandel also said in another interview last week that he was confident that David would eventually return to "Curb." Looks like they were both right (and very timely with those statements).

There's no word yet on when "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season nine will officially premiere, or who from the cast will be on board. Stay tuned.

[via: HBO]

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