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TV Blog Buzz: More 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' coming?; the case against 'Homeland'

In this July 30, 2009 file photo, creator and executive producer Larry David speaks during the HBO panel for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. There's pretty good news for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans. Creator and star David says there might be some more material he can squeeze out of the series.
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October 06, 2014 - 7:24 AM

There's pretty good news for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans. Creator and star Larry David says there might be some more material he can squeeze out of the series.

During an on-stage interview in New York, David said he's not sure he wants to do a whole ninth season of the sorta-autobiographical comedy. But he did say "I haven't given up the hope" of making more episodes.

David also joked that he wished he was a little more like his "Curb" alter ego at times.

"In a way I wish I was that character because he's so honest," said David, according to Variety.

"As Larry David on 'Curb' I get to say everything I want to say which I can't in real life. It's freeing. This was a great vehicle for me to have all of these thoughts that go unexpressed."


With the fourth season of "Homeland" kicking off Sunday, the Washington Post ran a combative critique by writer Laura Durkay who hopes viewers won't take the show too seriously.

"'Homeland' is the most bigoted show on television," is the headline of the story, which argues the drama "has churned out Islamophobic stereotypes as if its writers were getting paid by the cliche."

"These errors all add up to something important: The entire structure of 'Homeland' is built on mashing together every manifestation of political Islam, Arabs, Muslims and the whole Middle East into a Frankenstein-monster global terrorist threat that simply doesn't exist," writes Durkay.

"It's easy to argue that 'Homeland' is just a TV show, a thriller that naturally demands diabolical villains and high stakes. But these same stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims are used politically to justify actions in the real world — U.S. wars, covert operations and drone strikes; CIA detention and torture; racist policing, domestic surveillance and militarized borders.

"In this context, 'Homeland' is not just mindless entertainment, but a device that perpetuates racist ideas that have real consequences for ordinary people's lives."


The Daily Beast has written up a Coles Notes version of Lena Dunham's new book, "Not That Kind of Girl," highlighting some of the best bits.

Dunham tells all about losing her virginity in college, how she then liked to sleep around at school — platonically sleeping with many others, that is — getting naked on TV, and struggles with her weight.


Andy Richter is probably the best co-host Conan O'Brien has ever had, but Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is arguably the funniest.

Unfortunately, the puppet appears on O'Brien's shows only occasionally, but his gags are always worth watching. In the latest, he goes to New York City's Times Square, where tourists are frequently besieged by pushy costumed entrepreneurs seeking tips in exchange for photos.

Triumph picks on the Elmo and Spiderman impostors the way only he can.


If you didn't see last week's episode of "The Simpsons," you missed one of the weirdest, most out-there couch gags ever.

The sci-fi opening offers a glimpse at what "The Simpsons" look like in the year "Septembar 36.4, 10,535."

The couch gag's creator, Don Hertzfeldt, has been tweeting about the experience of working for the show at:

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