The Goldbergs

Don't believe everything your boss says, or at least, not Jeff Garlin's boss.

Although Larry David sounded iffy about a new season of HBO's hit comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm last month, Garlin told the Television Critics Association during the fall previews on Sunday that David's uncertainty wasn't necessarily a bad sign. "I'm not trying to figure out Larry David, I just try to appreciate Larry David," Garlin said. "Do you think he is never not unsure before a season? I think there's a decent chance we'll do more."

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It's a hopeful outlook for fans of Curb who haven't seen new episodes on TV for two years. Meanwhile, Garlin isn't twiddling his thumbs. On ABC's upcoming 1980s-era comedy The Goldbergs, he plays patriarch Murray, whose love of going pants-less at home is only eclipsed by his penchant for yelling ... everything.

"Yelling's good, yelling's funny," Garlin said, rather hoarsely, about his ability to keep up with the screamed dialogue. "I actually hurt my throat doing Wall-E," he revealed. "I blew out my vocal cords ... I have to be careful. My voice doctor rescued me. I've had problems for years now, but I'm good."

As for reliving the '80s on set, Garlin added, "I don't get nostalgic when I walk on the set. I drop my pants and act."

The Goldbergs premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on ABC. Here's a sneak peek: