'Curb Your Enthusiasm' back at last

Cheryl Hines, Larry David. photo: John P. Johnson/HBO

HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" returns for its eighth season at 10 tonight.

And, yes, that's a lot of seasons for a show whose creator and star, Larry David, never seems certain if we'll ever see any more.

David -- who also co-created "Seinfeld" -- doesn't really have to play by anyone else's rules, which may be why I can't really tell you much about tonight's episode, beyond the fact it's titled "Divorce," and that it includes David's longtime co-star Cheryl Hines (and I only know that part because the picture at left is  taken from tonight's episode, according to HBO).

The network sent critics three new "Curb" episodes a few weeks ago -- I'm told they were the ones David wanted sent out -- and while they're not exactly consecutive (they're marked for July 24, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4), they are very "Curb."

And very Larry David.

In the meantime, I'm as curious as anyone to see what happens tonight.