Seinfeld heads to the Rock

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Jerry Seinfeld hasn't exactly been in the public eye much since his departure from Seinfeld in 1998. The comedian ruled television in the 1990s with his eponymous sitcom, but has since removed himself from the entertainment industry for the most part, living the quiet life of collecting Porsches and young girlfriends.

At the Television Critics Association press tour currently under way in Los Angeles, NBC exec Ben Silverman revealed that Jerry would be coming back to the network...for one night, at least.

Seinfeld will appear in the season-two premiere of 30 Rock, the Thursday-night comedy starring Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and Alec Baldwin. The comedian will play himself in the show, and ruffle the feathers of the resident network executive (Baldwin).

"I was thrilled to be asked to guest star on NBC's hit comedy 30 Rock," said Seinfeld in a statement. "I think it's going to be so refreshing for me to be playing myself in a show that has nothing to do with neurotic, dysfunctional New York characters."

Seinfeld will also buzz around NBC with "minisodes" based on his upcoming film Bee Movie. The shorts will be played on NBC and NBC.com to help market the film.

30 Rock returns for its second season on October 4. For more information, read TV.com's previous coverage.

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i cant wait
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Seinfeld has been married... bad call on the writers part
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New Seinfeld material = always good.
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Tim Surette's comment about Seinfeld collecting young girlfriends is a cheap attempt to spice-up a story. Seinfeld has been @ home making babies (3 of them I think). Either fire your research staff...or brush up...that was weak.
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This should be funny :D
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Personally, I like Jerry. It appears that his entire tv career rose and peaked with Seinfeld. I'd like to see him play a character other than himself.
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I'm a huge fan of Seinfeld (the tv series); but there's not really anything Jerry can do now. The show was a massive peak in his career. Anything he does now will be a letdown.
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Whats up with ovaltine?
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The previews for that Bee Movie made it look like a B-Movie...
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