Prior to Garry Shandling’s death, the comedy legend had reached a deal with HBO to bring “The Larry Sanders Show” back to television according to TheWrap.com. Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko told The Wrap “I loved Garry. We were fulfilling his wishes to see the show move to HBO.” HBO had released a statement after news of Shandling’s death. “Garry ushered in the modern period of original programming at HBO with his brilliant masterpiece, The Larry Sanders Show. All of us at HBO have a special place in our hearts for him, not only for his enormous talent but for his kindness and decency. We will miss him terribly.”
The series originally aired from 1992 to 1998, and until recently had been available via streaming service crackle.com.No word yet on exactly when fans will be able to see the series, but they will become available on HBO’s On Demand and streaming services in addition to airing on the channel.
The show, which starred Shandling and co-starred Rip Torn, Jeffrey Tambor and Janeane Garofalo, was pioneering television at its best and gave birth to an entire genre of comedy inspired by the series’ originality and brilliance. (read more on that here).