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Curb's Susie Essman Hosts Live Video Chat

Susie Essman

Got a question for Susie Essman?

The actress and standup comedian, who plays Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm, will host a live video chat on Ustream to communicate personally with fans about the show and its basic cable premiere on TV Guide Network on Wednesday. Essman will take questions from fans and give a preview on the post-show panel she is hosting on the network, Curb: The Discussion.

Curb's Susie Essman: I was surprised how I agreed with Larry!

Each new Discussion will feature a panel of ... read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm Hardly Curbed

Diane Robina

As a die-hard fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I'm thrilled that TV Guide Network has the opportunity to air it for our viewers.  There was always, of course, the concern that some of the series' more R-rated material would have to be edited for basic cable.  As any Curb buff knows, the show is like a fine garment—you can't just cut into it.  If we were going to show Curb Your Enthusiasm, we wanted to do everything in our power to preserve its integrity.  Larry David liked the sound of this.

Syndicated series that run over 20 minutes are often chopped down to fit the traditional half-hour format, but we wanted to air Curb in its entirety.  Larry and his team of executive producers came to us with the idea of Curb: The Discussion, a segment to run after each episode that would round the total running time up to an hour.  Developed and produced in collaboration with Real Time with Bill Maher executive producer Scott Carter, The Discussion features host Susie Essman (Susie Greene on Curb) chatting with celebrities, experts, and prominent social figures about the show's ethical and moral predicaments.

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A Comic Genius at Work: How Larry David Creates Curb

Larry David

How does Larry David do it?

Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's semiautobiographical sitcom, brilliantly blends spontaneity, social commentary, and intricate plotlines that resolve with the precision of a typical Seinfeld episode. The comparison makes sense, since David co-created that show too.

"I think [Curb] has a spontaneity to it, because it's improvised, that's really refreshing," David says. "I think it deals with a lot of subjects that a lot of people think about but never express. There's an honesty to it."

Watch video of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Since Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted on HBO as a one-hour special back in 1999, David has ... read more

The Thin Line Between Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld

Seinfeld, the iconic sitcom about nothing, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, the brilliant HBO series about the man who co-created Seinfeld, have always been closely linked. But if you think the similarities between the two shows begin and end with Larry David, think again. In anticipation of Curb's TV Guide Network debut, we look at just a few of the connections between the two shows...

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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines Speaks for Wives of Larry Davids Everywhere

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines has an awesome responsibility on Curb Your Enthusiasm: She not only has to bring to life her character, Cheryl David, but also to represent all the women in the world who say they, too, are married to a man like Larry David. (Or at least the cantankerous version of himself the Seinfeld co-creator plays on Curb.) "It's funny — people come up to me all the time and say, 'My husband's just like Larry' or... read more

Curb: The Discussion Asks: Should Breast Implants Be Considered Real or Fake?

Curb: The Discussion host Susie Essman and panelists Randy Cohen, Patti Stanger, Hill Harper and Jon Hamm talk about breast implants, sparked by a scene in Curb Your Enthusiasm's first episode, "The Pant Tent", where after a woman in a theater accuses Larry David of staring at her breasts. Larry then defends his behavior, referring to her breast implants as "chemical balls." Watch the video and vote in our poll after the jump. read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm Renewed for Eighth Season

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm has been renewed for an eighth season, HBO announced Tuesday.

"After much soul searching — and by the way, it was nowhere to be found — I have decided to do another season of Curb," creator Larry David said in a statement. "I look forward to the end of shooting, when I can once again resume the hunt for my elusive soul. I know it's ...
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Weeds to Make Basic Cable Debut on TV Guide Network

Weeds

Weeds will be broadcast on basic cable exclusively on TV Guide Network starting in September, the network announced Wednesday.

The comedy series starring Mary-Louise Parker — who's won a Golden Globe for her performance as a suburban mom who deals pot to make ends meet after her husband's death — becomes... read more

Vivica A. Fox Joins TV Guide Network's Red Carpet Team at the Oscars

Vivica A. Fox

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage is about to get a little foxier.

Check out TVGuide.com's full Oscars coverage

Vivica A. Fox will join hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian on the red carpet during TV Guide Network's live telecast at the Academy Awards. Fox, an actress, producer and lover of fashion, will share her take on the night's festivities, nominees, and, of course, the glamourous styles... read more

TV Guide Network to Air Exclusive Survivor Season 20 Preview Special

Jeff Probst

If you can't wait until the premiere of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8/7c, TV Guide Network has an exclusive preview of Season 20.

CBS renews Survivor and Amazing Race

Hosted by Survivor: Samoa winner Natalie White, it will include... read more

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