Jeff Garlin Will Star in an ABC Pilot, But What Does That Mean for the Future of ‘Curb’?
Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garlin has been added to the cast of a new ABC pilot called How the Hell Am I Normal?, according to Deadline. The family sitcom will star Garlin and Wendi McClendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911!) as the “gruff but lovable” father and “in-your-face mother” of three eccentric kids. The show was created by Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, Still Standing), and the pilot will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, King of Kong). If How the Hell Am I Normal? gets picked up and ordered to series for the fall, it could mean Jeff Garlin won’t be able to star in a hypothetical ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David is currently coming off of writing and starring in his HBO movie Clear History and has yet to decide whether he’ll make another season of Curb, but Garlin’s ABC show making it on the air could prevent him from taking as large a role as he had in the past if David opts to do another run of episodes. Curb cast member Cheryl Hines similarly departed the series after Season 7 because of a commitment to another ABC family comedy, Suburgatory. Either way, it’s still too soon to tell whether the ABC show will go or whether Curb will do another season, but if both end up happening, it’ll mean Larry David will be missing his rotund sidekick.