It's been another year for the books, television fans. Not only did we get exciting premieres and highly-anticipated returns of some of our favorite series, but the entertainment industry was forever changed by the writers' and actors' strikes. Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) fought for better terms for their contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which was incredibly inspirational to watch.
The creatives behind so many of our favorite shows were seen on the picket lines, demanding better treatment from the studios. And fortunately, both strikes have concluded after long negotiations, meaning American productions can continue on. 2024 will look a little different considering the impact of the strikes, however, as many releases have been pushed back. But of course, not every show has been affected. Many of our favorites will return in 2024, but the bad news is some of those shows are also coming to an end next year.
We're breaking down the biggest comedy shows that are ending in 2024, starting with a long-running HBO series that's close to my heart.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm, created by and starring Larry David, premiered on HBO back in 2000 and has kept viewers on their toes ever since. The incredibly silly, cringe-worthy, and hilarious sitcom follows a fictionalized version of Larry as he navigates his career in Hollywood, his relationships, and everyday complications.
After 12 seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm will sadly come to a close in 2024. The final season is scheduled for a Feb. 4 premiere date on HBO, with the finale airing on April 7. The show's leading man shared a statement about saying goodbye to his show, and unsurprisingly it's so unserious:
"As Curb comes to an end, I will now have the opportunity to finally shed this ‘Larry David’ persona and become the person God intended me to be – the thoughtful, kind, caring, considerate human being I was until I got derailed by portraying this malignant character. And so ‘Larry David,’ I bid you farewell. Your misanthropy will not be missed. And for those of you who would like to get in touch with me, you can reach me at Doctors Without Borders."
While we're sad to see Curb go, the great thing about this show is that it's totally re-watchable! And who knows? Maybe David will bring it back again at some point like he did years ago.