Larry David’s semi-autobiographical sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO’s Comedy “Sopranos,” will finally be returning to our screens for its ninth season later this year after a lengthy hiatus (the last episode aired in 2011!), but the comeback won’t last long, as reports have it that the show will be ending after its tenth following this year’s season.

Nothing is confirmed yet, it’s just an expectation

Season 10 hasn’t been confirmed to even be happening yet, let alone to be the final season of the show, but this is what the people in charge of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” are expecting.

The 6-year gap between Season 8 and Season 9 led to doubts that the show would ever return, and until HBO confirmed the ninth season in the summer of last year, many fans were coming to terms with the possibility that maybe the show had already ended.

This news gives them hope of a season beyond the one on its way, at least, and hopefully without such a long wait (which would leave us without new “Curb” until 2023, which would sting even more if we sat patiently and finally came to it only to find that it’s the last we’ll ever see of Larry’s encounters with Ted Danson, Richard Lewis, Funkhouser etc.). David is only bringing it back now due to the pressures from his fans to make new episodes.

JB Smoove made the announcement

JB Smoove, who plays Larry’s freeloading roommate Leon Black on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has made the revelation that the show could end after its tenth go-around. He’s having some influence in David’s decisions with the series. He apparently told David after the eighth season, “You can’t end like that,” which inspires him to “put a stamp” on the series with a ninth.

Smoove says that while Season 8 was “great,” Season 9 will be “historic, because it’s the return.” He recommends David to do another season of “Curb” in order to “seal it off,” because “ten seasons looks good in the boxset,” whereas eight or nine do not. He says that ten is the “perfect” number of seasons for the show. Smoove has been appearing as Leon since Season 6, when his family moved in with the Davids following a Katrina-style hurricane.

Smoove says Season 9 is ‘going great’

Smoove assures audiences that the filming of Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is “going great,” saying that he and the other cast and crew are “just knocking it out” on set. He promises this will be “a great season” of the show, which is a show known for having great seasons (the season where Larry was in “The Producers,” the season where he invested in a restaurant, the season with the “Seinfeld” reunion, the season in New York - the list goes on), so for this to be great, it must be really, really great, and that’s exciting.

According to the rumour mill, Larry David and HBO are looking at 2019 as the air date for a potential tenth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Season 9 is set to air later this year, with an actual premiere date to be announced.