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Seinfeld ready for a new sitcom? (updated)

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 7th 2008 11:22AM
Jerry and LarryRemember last October when Jerry Seinfeld was all over NBC promoting Bee Movie? Well, maybe there was more going on with Jerry and the Peacock people than just honey-related promos. PageSix.com is reporting today that Jerry Seinfeld is in talks with NBC for a new series.

You have to assume that if there's truth to this, the network is probably bending over backwards to secure a new Seinfeld. Heck, if Jerry wanted to do a series about a forensic scientist who also does comedy on the side, they'd greenlight that, too! Will they call it Seinfeld Redux? Seinfeld Squared? Seinfeld Deux?

Whatever the name, it won't be another Seinfeld like the one with Elaine, George and Kramer. It seems that Jerry -- like millions of others -- is enamored with the pseudo-realism of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jerry's proposing a show like that, with Jerry in the Larry role. Of course, you have to point out that in Seinfeld, Jerry was playing Jerry. He had the same last name. He wasn't Jerry Simmons or Jerry Smith, like Danny Thomas became Danny Williams on Make Room for Daddy or Andy Griffith became Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show.

This new Jerry show will launch in June and will supposedly reveal an even more exaggerated Jerry than we saw on Seinfeld, and like his previous sitcom, will be New York based. Perhaps this time around, instead of being a show about nothing, Jerry might opt to be a family man, reflecting his reality today as a husband and father of three. Can't you just see it, Jerry and Jessica and the kids waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant...

(Update: Actually, it seems this isn't happening after all.)

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JimColucci

Hey "Curb" fans -- just a heads up if you're in New York City this coming Monday night, 3/24/08: Susie Essman, aka "Shut up you fat f***" Susie Greene, will be appearing on "Shoot The Messenger," the new comedy stage show from "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead. There's info on their web site, www.shootthemessengernyc.com.

March 20 2008 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stringer Bell

I'm expecting Law and Order: Seinfeld's Victims Unit.

March 08 2008 at 11:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BartmanDK

Well now it looks like it isent happening after all.. and i gotta say THANK GOD!! Im sorry but i love Seindfeld and i love Jerry and his little stint on 30 Rock was dang funny but i dont think he would be able to pull a whole show off with that.. And definitly not if he was just doing a "Curb.." for network TV

March 07 2008 at 11:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

OH PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GO AWAY.......I LOVED YOUR OLD SHOW BUT YOU HAVE SHOWN YOUR TRUE COLORS, JERRY......YOU KNOW IT WILL BE BOMBS AWAY JUST LIKE WHEN YOU PLAYED BATTLESHIP WITH ELAINE, WHO, I MIGHT ADD YOU NEED DESPERATELY ALONG WITH GEORGE, COSMO AND LARRY DAVID....DONT EMBARASS YOURSELF ANY FURTHER..FIRST THE WIFE, THEN THE OPRAH THING, NOW THE LAWSUIT.......GET OVER YOURSELF......YOU WERE A NINETIES PHENOM.......LET'S LEAVE IT AT THAT..

March 07 2008 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Dragulf

Hear Hear! *claps*

March 07 2008 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

They will call it canceled.

And if you don't like Seinfeld, the show, then why do you have to watch those 2-3 channels that show it? None of the local station here show it during the day, only my Fox shows it at midnight.

March 07 2008 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
loren

I will only be excited if Jerry collaborates with Larry David on the series.

March 07 2008 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sarcastro

Tune into the hilarity as Jerry and Jessica fend off a plagiarism suit!

March 07 2008 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony

it's going to bomb for 1 simple reason...It's SEINFELD!!! Meaning when people watch every 1 is going to see the original in their minds. He's type cast. Problem is he like the other stars has never been in anything else other than his own show so he would be te cast more than1. Every 1 elses shows failed because all in your mind you would see is George,Kramer and Elaine. Now granted after a couple of other failed shows "Elaine" has finally found a show thats working. Sorry to say this won't work. Seinfeld was and is the biggest show of all time so thats whats going to kill any other sitcoms he'll attempt.

March 07 2008 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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David

I agree. Unless Jerry is more talented than I give him credit for, this is doomed to failure. He's too one-dimensional (albeit brilliant in that dimension, if that makes any sense *laugh*).

March 07 2008 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GerryofNorVA

Please do, maybe they'll finally kill the 17-yr old syndicated episodes we're cursed with every night across two or three channels. Sheesh, why isn't there just a Seinfeld Channel that plays its nine-year run over and over like a Twilight Zone thing ?

March 07 2008 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chadwick hansford

Cool. Why the hell not. Bring the rest of the cast back while your at it. Bring it on!

March 07 2008 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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