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Curb Your Enthusiasm Might Be Ending (But Most People Didn't Know It Was Still On)

Nearly a quarter of a century after it first aired in 2000, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Season 12 might be the end of the series. Producer Jon Hayman seemed to suggest just that when he alluded to the ending of the series in a now-deleted tweet, as reported by TVLine.

"Maybe you love the show. Maybe you hate the show. Maybe you don't give a s—," Hayman tweeted. "In any event, shooting the last scene of the last episode of the final season." 

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" has been a pop cultural touchstone for America for much of its runtime, with Larry David playing an exaggerated version of himself who is willing to point out all the frustrations of daily life, especially inconveniences most people feel would be petty to complain about. Though the series still has a sizable fanbase, it has fallen off the radar for some. Over on Reddit, news of the show's potential end was met with a mix of nostalgia and surprise, with some seemingly unaware of its continued existence. 

"I genuinely had no idea this show was still running," u/Latter-Ad6308 wrote. After 11 seasons of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," there's plenty of fan debate regarding its shelf life.

Curb Your Enthusiasm had a pretty, pretty good run, but is past its shelf life

While many fans of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" bemoaned its possible cancelation, others were shocked to know it hadn't ended already. Along with some fans being shocked that the show was still going on, others called out how it made them feel old.  

"My old ass was still in middle school when this show premiered," u/MovieGuyMike said. "Crazy that it's still going." On top of this, some fans, like u/SputnikFace, believe the show should have ended earlier, like with Season 10. Others respected how long the series has been able to go on, like in the most upvoted comment from u/Yellow-Eyed-Demon

"This show premiere on October 15th, 2000," they posted. "It has had a good run." While some accept the series' end, others hope "Curbed Your Enthusiasm" will continue even longer. 

"Until Larry David comes out and says I'm not making anymore seasons," u/disgruntled_joe posted, "I won't believe it."

Whether or not Hayman's bittersweet tweet about "Curbed" holds any water, it's true that the show no longer holds the sway it once did over American pop culture. David has maintained his relevance since 1989, when the first season of his seminal sitcom "Seinfeld" premiered, handily making him one of the most influential comics of all time in the eyes of many, but the same can't be said for "Curbed."

Curbed executive producer denies rumors of the show's end

Despite the alarm about the possible end of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," executive producer Jeff Schaffer told Deadline there are no official plans to end the sitcom yet. 

"Reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated," Schaffer said. "We literally just finished shooting last week. So, yeah, we're done." Schaffer further pointed out that Larry David and the rest of the crew treat every season as if it were the last, noting that the final episode of Season 5 was un-ironically titled "The End." 

"That was 15 years ago," Schaffer said. "So every season is the last season. It's been this way forever." Additionally, Schaffer explained the real reason David takes that pessimistic approach to production, claiming the comedian is convinced he's already used up his best ideas, though he always comes up with more. 

"He's the only one who thinks he's never gonna have another good idea," Schaffer said. "So, of course, he's done for a while. But you know, usually he goes out and has spirited encounters with the westside of Los Angeles and then ideas come."

In other words, there's a good chance the curtain has yet to close on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Larry David's ruthless cynicism is the black heart of the series, but it also results in an uncertain future after every season.