PASADENA, Calif. – Thursday I arrived at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Pasadena, where we in the press go to panel discussions of various programs and also get the chance to do one-on-one interviews.


Here are some highlights from the HBO session, which covered several shows and began with remarks and comments from executives Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler.
-At the session for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which returns Sept. 20, Larry David said there would be a “Seinfeld” reunion of sorts. As Alan Sepinwall notes in The (Newark) Star-Ledger, the TV version of Larry David will agree to stage a reunion of the iconic comedy. “All four ‘Seinfeld’ castmembers – Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards – will play themselves in multiple episodes, and the season finale will feature extensive snippets of the show-within-the-show,” Sepinwall wrote.
-David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” is working on a new show for HBO about musicians in New Orleans. It’ll premiere in April.
-“The Pacific,” a new World War II miniseries from the team who brought us “Band of Brothers,” will premiere in March.
-Also on Sept. 20, the quirky comedy (and by law, I think we in the press are required to use that adjective) “Bored to Death” will premiere. I’ve only seen the first episode and I found it a bit precious, but the HBO session for the show was so funny, mostly courtesy of creator Jonathan Ames and stars Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman that I’m looking forward to watching more episodes.
-“True Blood,” “Hung” and “Entourage” have been renewed.
-“Big Love” will return in January.
-“In Treatment” and “Flight of the Conchords” may both return, but there’s no official word yet. HBO wants third seasons of both shows and they sounded more likely than unlikely, but again, there’s still no official word on either show.


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