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Larry David Breaks Regis's Heart, But Finally Appears on His Show (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 6th 2011 2:15PM
Regis Philbin kisses Larry David on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'Regis Philbin has been trying, unsuccessfully, to get Larry David to appear on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) for years. He finally got his wish today, but Regis, always one to take things personally, insisted on airing his grievances with David anyway. Regis played a montage of himself pleading with David to appear on the show, and also recounted a joke Larry played on him, when he showed up at Regis's building and asked the doorman to tell him that he'd been there, but that he didn't ask for Regis.

"Now that's cruel torture," Regis said to David. He grabbed David's arm dramatically. "'Tell him I didn't ask for him,' that's the line that killed me," he said.

"Can't you take a joke?" said David. "It was a joke." It was a playful, awkward exchange, and all was forgiven when Philbin pulled David close and planted a big kiss on his bald noggin, the type of happy ending you're not likely to see on the new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' which premieres Sunday night on HBO.

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'Parenthood,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Renewed

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 20th 2010 2:34PM
ParenthoodAnd now for some exciting news from the NBC front: According to the Live Feed, the network has renewed 'Parenthood' for a second season following an impressive, if not surprising, performance in the ratings.

"It's gratifying that 'Parenthood' continues to garner critical acclaim and is generating highly positive reaction from viewers, thanks to the fearless creativity of its producers and the extraordinary performances delivered by its ensemble cast," NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad said in a statement.

Full details, including the number of episodes ordered, have yet to be announced.

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Hamm and Seinfeld Will Talk 'Curb' on TV Guide Network

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 8th 2010 6:01PM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm'The TV Guide Network seems to be really trying to increase their original content, and they seem to be doing it the right way. And I'm not saying it because I've appeared on the channel. No, it's because they're really trying to go beyond just having listings scroll on the bottom of the screen and presenting red carpet arrival specials. They're acquiring shows, treating them right, and adding value to them.

Take the case of the network's acquisition of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Not only did the network decide to run each episode in its entirety in a one-hour timeslot, a good move considering that Larry David would have tore what's left of his hair out trying to edit them, they've decided to fill the hour with panel discussions that relate to the "issues" brought up during the episode.

Among the announced panelists are going to be Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm, Seth Green, Rob Zonbie, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Carolla and Patti Stanger (yes, the 'Millionaire Matchmaker' herself will weigh in on 'Curb's' issues). The panels will be hosted by Susie Essman.

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Ricky Gervais Talks Larry David's Antics on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 1st 2010 6:30AM
Ricky Gervais Talks Larry David on 'Late Show'Being friends with Larry David must be a hassle sometimes, but surely it's never boring. Being stuck between Larry and Madonna on 'The Marriage Ref,' Ricky Gervais witnessed quite the insulting exchange between the two, which he was happy to relay to Dave and a national audience on last night's 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

"He accused her of being a man-hater and she said, 'No I don't hate men, I just hate you," Ricky said. Then when Ricky and Larry met for lunch in New York City, the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star's quirks really came out, and it was "like being on [his] show."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Larry David Working on More 'Enthusiasm' - PaleyFest Report

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Mar 15th 2010 12:06PM
Larry David thrillled a crowd at PaleyFest by annoucing an eighth season.
A moody Larry David gave fans of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' plenty of cause not to embrace the spirit of his hit HBO show's title Sunday night -- announcing that he's planning on an upcoming eighth season.

David told a happy PaleyFest 2010 crowd that an eighth season "isn't definite yet. But we're working on some stuff. HBO definitely wants more of the show."

It was a case of "What a difference one night makes..." at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, as a generally older, more subdued yet equally affectionate gathering of supporters replaced the giddy, screaming masses that greeted 'Glee' the night before. That's not surprising if you consider fans of a show called 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' are not likely to act like 1960s coeds watching The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'

In fact, it'd be difficult to describe David as happy about his appearance at PaleyFest. Maybe he was playing to his TV show character or doing a deadpan bit, but nothing about his demeanor told me David was pleased to be up there with his costars and supposed friends.

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Will 'Curb' Return for Season 8? Chances Are Pretty, Pretty Good

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 15th 2010 11:00AM
For the last ten years, Larry David has acted as the nation's official Debbie Downer, doing his best to dampen spirits and lower expectations. But despite his best efforts, it now appears that even his own enthusiasm remains uncurbed.

Yes, according to Reuters, HBO's long-running dark comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' looks set to return for an eighth season. David, who famously co-created 'Seinfeld' prior to developing 'Enthusiasm' for the cable network in 1999, announced the imminent return of his show during a recent symposium. Typically for David, he downplayed the show's return.

"I think there's a pretty good chance," David said. "Not definite yet, but we're working on some stuff."

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Jeff Garlin Reveals 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Was His Idea (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2010 1:30PM
Bombshell alert! (Not really.) Jeff Garlin revealed on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' that he came up with the idea for 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and Larry David simply ran with it, prompting Regis Philbin to loudly demand recognition for Garlin's part in creating the hit show.

"All of a sudden it became his idea," said an inflamed Philbin. "To this day, no one knows that it was your idea! 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' -- Jeff Garlin's idea!"

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Show Girl Talks 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Guests & 'Southland' Cop Stuff (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 26th 2010 9:00AM
Michael Cudlitz, 'Southland''Curb Your Enthusiasm' is the best therapy ever. No matter how bad your day was or what horrible things you might've done, Larry David can always make you feel like a saint. And now, the show is in syndication -- hooray! Star Cheryl Hines dishes about her all-time favorite episodes.

I also hit the colorful 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' set to catch up with their regular art guru, Mark Mothersbaugh, who'll actually be performing with his band Devo on the show this season. Then I go undercover with 'Southland' star Michael Cudlitz on some unofficial police business -- a.k.a. kicking in doors and blowing things up -- and get scoop on his character's love life.

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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Jeff Garlin Speaks Out on Food Addiction (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 19th 2010 2:30PM
Jeff Garlin of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' spoke out on his addiction to food on 'Good Morning America,' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), describing the difference between normal and addictive eating, and addressing the perception that food addiction results from lack of willpower.

"You're doing it to push down feelings," Garlin said of why a food addict eats. "That's really the reason why. So, you can never get enough."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Paul Reiser May Return to NBC With New Pilot

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 10th 2010 12:00PM
In what may be a crippling blow to future episodes of VH1's 'Where Are They Now?' series, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that one-time television star Paul Reiser is not only alive and well but still working in the industry. The proof? A possible new series from NBC.

Yes, it's true: Resier, who fifteen years ago was headlining one of the top shows on television, is finally back, this time with a subject close to his heart: himself. According to the article, the untitled pilot, which Reiser will write and star in, is similar in tone and concept to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and will explore the quirks of Reiser's real-life family.

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Despite Three Shows, Ted Danson Only Works Six Months a Year

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jan 22nd 2010 3:00PM
He's on three acclaimed television shows -- 'Damages,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Bored To Death' -- yet Ted Danson confessed to AOL that he's not as busy as you'd think.

"To be honest, I work about six months out of the year," the actor told AOL while in town Tuesday night to promote the new 'Damages' season 2 DVD release and the season 3 premiere.

"I have family weddings and have been moving into a new house, but I haven't been working that much. Truthfully. It looks like it. I could write a book, 'How to Work Half the Year'. Except when you work, when you act, it is so much easier than the real-life part. I've never been so busy in my life when I'm not working."

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WGA to honor Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 20th 2010 2:00PM
larry_david_stairsIf you're one of the millions, nay billions, who's laughed at the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer or if you can't pick up an order of kung pao shrimp without wondering if they shorted you on the number of shrimp, then you -- my friend -- are a Larry David fan. The brain behind Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, David has a unique comic view of the world and on February 20, the Writers Guild of America is giving Larry David a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The actual award is called the Paddy Chayevsky Laurel award for television, and Larry has most definitely earned the recognition. Seinfeld remains a masterpiece of character and comedy with or without a plot. The very nothingness of Seinfeld made it historic television. It was a show that NBC nearly canceled because the suits didn't get it (what a shock!), then went on to become America's favorite half-hour. Twenty years later, Seinfeld is embedded in the psyche of pop culture. Not bad for a nothing kind of show.

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DGA Announces TV Nominations

by Adam Keleman, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:05PM
GleeFriday morning the Director's Guild of America announced their picks for the best directed cable and network TV shows in 2009.

Among the list there were several surprises, including nominations for many newcomers to the '09 TV schedule, namely 'Modern Family' and 'Glee'. We're also glad to see many prominent critical faves like 'Mad Men' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' well-represented on the list again for stellar seasons.

NBC's quality comedy programming was clearly snubbed, though, taking home nilch for such Awards-show staples as '30 Rock' and 'The Office'; even a greatly improved 'Parks and Recreation' got no love.

After the jump you'll find the list of the TV DGA nominations.

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Best TV of the '00s: Comedic Actor

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 3rd 2010 11:01AM
neil_patrick_harris_cbsMore of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the funniest actors of the last ten years.

If you want to be a great comedic actor, you can never let on that you know you're being funny. Your character never knows what the joke is. That's why Rodney Dangerfield was a great, legendary stand-up comedian, and a fairly poor comic actor.

Everyone on this list excels at the comedic poker face. Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais, in their Office boss characters, don't know that most of the rest of the office is laughing at them. Or at least they don't understand why. Stephen Colbert, despite all of the attention The Colbert Report have received, may be the most underrated comic actor, because the character is so seamless, sometimes it's hard to tell it's a character. Shatner is a legend for playing campy with a poker face. And Neil Patrick Harris as a cad? A straight cad? Perfect.

Here are a few of our favorite comedic actors from the past decade, and may their characters never realize the joke's on them.

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TV Moment of 2009: 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Dec 27th 2009 9:00AM
Larry David -- Curb Your EnthusiasmIt wouldn't be a new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' without Larry David doing something with a self-serving purpose.

After running into Cheryl and discovering that she liked things better when Larry had a job, Larry becomes enthusiastic about a 'Seinfeld' reunion, though he has a hard time convincing Jerry of his change of heart.

When the reunion gets picked up, Larry comes up with another one of his wacky schemes -- this time, to cast Cheryl as Amanda, George Costanza's ex-wife. This weaves in the running gag that barely any of that cast, especially Jason, realize: that George is based on Larry. Luckily for Larry, the scheme doesn't blow up in his face like it usually does.

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