TV Press Tour: Larry David watches 'Gossip Girl,' wants his wife back

Larrydavid_curbyourenthusiasm_290 Among the bits of Larry David knowledge that TV Critics picked up at HBO's Press Tour panel in Pasadena yesterday?

The man doesn't have a lot of "TV alone time," so when he does watch the tube, he's peeping "Gossip Girl" as part of an attempt to connect with his teenage daughters.

What does he think of the show? Judging by the long pause and smirk he donned after that question was asked, one would assume, not much. But his girls love it. "They freak out over it," he explained. "Would I prefer they watch "Seinfeld" or "Curb"? Yes. They don't seem to be fans of mine. Go figure."

Still, The CW should know they can snag L.D. for a "Gossip Girl" guest role if they write a line or two for his kids as well. That's how "Hannah Montana" nailed him down.

And as fascinating as this is -- that is not sarcasm, don't you find all things "Larry David" fascinating? -- we should probably talk about the upcoming 7th season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the show's "Seinfeld" reunion.

This "Seinfeld" reunion on "Curb,"  which we've been hearing about for a couple months now, can actually be taken literally, as that is the storyline behind Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards' recurring guest roles this year. HBO showed us a sneak peek at a few scenes, one of which was the cast doing the table read for said "reunion show."

We also saw scenes with Rosie O'Donnell -- she and Larry get into a full-on physical fight this season, David calls her "hysterical" and "very formidable, physically" -- J.B. Smoove -- The Blacks, including Vivica A. Fox, will be back, though we don't know for how long -- and some chick in a wheelchair whom Larry seems to be making out with. Sort of. He's trying.

Yes, Larry will be dating this season. He and Cheryl are still on the outs. But she (Cheryl Hines) will continue to appear on the series, despite their separation.

In fact, sources tell me Cheryl is the reason for the "Seinfeld" reunion. The "Seinfeld" reunion is Larry's attempt at winning her back. His thinking is, I was a big shot when that show was on the air, she fell in love with me when that show was on the air. So, yeah...

Aww, Larry, you sweet, sweet lunatic.

Good luck with that.

Oh, and if you're wondering whether or not the reunion storyline -- which will culminate on "Curb"'s hour-long season finale -- will include any references to the whole Michael Richards race debacle, Larry told us, with a twinkle in his eye, "It's possible."


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