Jerry Seinfeld has hinted that a Seinfeld reboot is possible during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday.
Host Ellen DeGeneres asked if Jerry had any interest in rebooting the beloved ’90s sitcom, after recalling various hit shows coming back to television. “So, all these sitcoms are having a resurgence,” Ellen said. “‘Roseanne’ is doing it, ‘Murphy Brown’ – is that really true? Murphy Brown’s doing it?”
Quick to catch on, Jerry said, “I think I know where you’re going with this, but why don’t you finish.”
“Do you think, Jerry, there would be a possibility that Seinfeld would come back?” Ellen continued. “It’s possible,” the 63-year-old started to say before he was cut off by the audience’s wild applause. He then smiled and said, “They like the idea.”
Jerry and the show’s co-creator Larry David have been asked many times about bringing back the hugely popular comedy series, which also starred Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes and Jason Alexander as George Costanza.
But only in 2017, Jerry told Entertainment Tonight, “Why? Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well.”
Seinfeld hit television screens in 1989 and ran for nearly a decade before going off air in 1998. The so-called ‘show about nothing’ – due to the mundane subject matter covered in each episode – was one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, winning 10 Emmys and garnering 4.5 million Facebook fans. The final episode was watched by an amazing 76 million people!
Jerry also spoke about his popular Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with Ellen/
“I just started drinking coffee, just a few years ago,” he said. “I never drank it my entire adult life. Just before the series, I drank this drink and I go, ‘This is a fantastic drink and it really gets you chatty’. So I thought, why don’t I do a show with comedians drinking coffee getting chatty?”
However, Jerry might be heading to court soon, as a producer claimed he initially pitched the idea to him 16 years ago, according to TMZ. Since its debut six years ago, Jerry has hosted a number of comedians on the show, including David Letterman, Jay Leno and Bill Maher, and in 2015, he took a ride with former president Barack Obama.
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