Nellie Andreeva

It has always been Larry David’s decision whether he wanted to do another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm or not, he pretty much has a blank signed renewal slip by HBO waiting on his desk. And while the Seinfeld reunion at the end of Season 7 felt like an appropriate series finale, luckily for Curb fans, David decided to go for an eighth cycle. This is great news for HBO too as it recently sold Curb in cable (TV Guide) and broadcast syndication.

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2010 – HBO has renewed the hit comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, starring Larry David, for a ten-episode eighth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO.  Production of the new episodes will begin this summer in Los Angeles and New York, with debut slated for 2011.

Said Lombardo, “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?’  But he always finds a way.  We can’t wait to see what he does in season eight.”

“After much soul searching – and by the way, it was nowhere to be found – I have decided to do another season of CURB,” says Larry David.  “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.”

TV Editor Nellie Andreeva - tip her here.

For all of Deadline's headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter.