No time table is set for reruns of the Emmy-winning show
As fans and friends celebrate the life and work of legendary comedian Garry Shandling, who died unexpectedly on Thursday, HBO has announced it will bring back reruns of his Emmy-winning series The Larry Sanders Show.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that the series will run on HBO and its streaming platforms in the foreseeable future, though no specific timetable has been announced yet.
Showtime also announced that Friday at 7 p.m. it will re-air episodes Inside Comedy and The Green Room With Paul Provenza that featured Shandling. In addition, Antenna TV will broadcast Shandling’s 1981 standup debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
Running from 1992 98, Larry Sanders also costarred Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn, Janeane Garofalo and Penny Johnson Jerald, and the show’s writers included Judd Apatow and Modern Family creator Steven Levitan.
Tambor, Torn and Langham were among the longtime friends and fellow comic actors who mourned the loss of Shandling, 66, as news broke on Thursday.
“I am so sad,” Tambor told PEOPLE in a statement. “Garry was my dear friend and was and always will be my teacher. Garry redesigned the wheel of comedy and he was the kindest and funniest of Geniuses. I will miss him so much.”
Torn added that “working with him was one of the great privileges of my career. He was a comic talent of immense originality who enthusiastically encouraged and responded to the originality of others. ”
And Langham said the late comedian was “a deeper thinker than anyone gave him credit for.”
“As the series went on – and I think he practiced deep meditation – he seemed to relax as a person. It was really fascinating to watch him grow that way and watch him settle into himself,” he told PEOPLE. “It didn’t seem to dampen any of Larry Sanders’ neuroses at all. It was a real juxtaposition – to watch Garry and then watch him become Larry. He worked really hard at it. he had amazing teachers around him like Roy London. And he took the acting really seriously.”