Seinfeld yada yada new NBC show yada yada

The one main cast member of Seinfeld who hasn't really tested the "Seinfeld curse"--the idea that television shows are predestined to bomb if they star the actors who portrayed Jerry, Elaine, George, or Kramer--is Mr. Seinfeld himself.

Michael Richards' The Michael Richards Show lasted only seven episodes in 2000. Jason Alexander's Listen Up was bashed by critics in its 2005 22-episode run. Before finding solid ground with The New Adventures of Old Christine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tried Watching Ellie in 2002-2003, but viewers didn't and it only lasted a dozen episodes.

Now, a decade after Seinfeld bowed out, it appears Jerry Seinfeld is ready to give television another shot. A report by Page Six says the New York native is in discussions to star in a new sitcom on NBC.

According to sources, the show would be in same vein as Larry David's HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Seinfeld playing an exaggerated version of himself. (David was, of course, Seinfeld's cocreator.) Page Six says the show "is aiming for a June premiere" and will be set in New York.

NBC isn't saying anything about the project, but the claim certainly isn't far-fetched. After leaving Seinfeld, Jerry pretty much went off the entertainment grid, collecting cars and young girlfriends, but has warmed up to the idea to getting back into show business.

It wasn't until recently that he returned to films and television, when he produced, wrote, and voiced the animated film Bee Movie and made a guest appearance on 30 Rock (also an NBC show).

Is Seinfeld himself immune to the curse that bears his name? Let's hope Jerry is still "master of his domain"--no, no... Not that, television.

[UPDATE] The Associated Press is reporting that Page Six's is erroneous, and that both NBC and Seinfeld have denied the rumors.

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Exactly my thoughts. That's what Seinfeld WAS so how would it really be any different? Granted his life is not exactly like that show but it had a lot of real life experiences and he played as himself basically. Thank God it's just rumors.
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An exaggerated version of himself? That was what Seinfeld was. I'm not complaining though.
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that might be pretty cool.



loved the "master of his domain" joke
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Move the update to the top of the article please!
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Enough!!!
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Go Jerry! Go! Go!
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They'll probably be someone there saying, "No, No New Television show for You. NEXT!".

(I went with the soup nazi, because the episode of "Seinfeld" where he's trying to get the television series, any of them, would have been too easy.).



Personally, I don't find him as funny as I used to.



That may have had something to do with meeting a barman who everyone simply called, "Kramer". (That's His last name.. or was it "Cramer"?). If You go up to Him, and say, "I've been hearing a lot of stories about You...", He'll respond, "AND THEY'RE ALL TRUE!".



No, really.

This guy should be paying royalties to both Kenny Kramer, and Micheal Richards.

..Oh, and sure, Jerry Seinfeld, if he doesn't get his next television show. :P.
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The series is a bad idea, shouldnt be done at all, I would love to see an audience be around for the reunion just to see the reaction Kramer would get, lawls!
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This could be a possibility. Curb and Old Christine are pretty successful so we might see.
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I HEARD THIS WASN'T TRUE ANYMORE
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an exaggerated version of himself? isnt that what "Seinfeld" was? Id like to see him do something differant. He should do movies. Not necessarily animated, though I did like "Bee Movie".But another sitcom is like, been there, done that!
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I'd rather have a special episode of Seinfeld...a reuion...rather than a new series. But if he adapt his style to the post 1990s, contemporary humor style, he should be fine. Traditional sitcoms just don't work like they used to.
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Eh, maybe. He could be the male Liz Lemon. I liked Seinfeld and Curb even more and I think everyone would give this a shot.
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Bee Movie wasn't that good but Jerry Seinfeld still is. I hope the show will be a hit.
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Just another sitcom i WILL NOT tune in for, seinfeld is 90's stuff, its over and done with, MOVE ON!, but i must admit the Bee Movie was pretty good.
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This would be great, come on NBC give us another great sitcom!
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Okay... I was so excited when I read this... Then the ending killed it...
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There could be a Seinfeld reunion. It'd be interesting.
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Hm, just saw that NBC is denying everything.
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intresting
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Hope it happens and is a hit
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i hope this is true
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i'm glad it's just a rumor. this would be a bad idea. 30 rock is hysterical & somehow he wasn't funny when he was on it.
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PLEASE BE TRUE!!!
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I'd watch it. I think it would be interesting.
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I'm not a huge fan of sitcoms but Seinfeld is one of the select few I enjoy on a regular basis....I might give his new show a shot based on when it's on
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collecting young girlfriends? but isnt he married now?



anyway, wasnt Seinfeld the show technically an exaggerated version of himself? at least himself with the jumping off point of who he was when the show began, working comedian jerry seinfeld in new york?



I mean, all i'm saying is this show sounds alot like the same thing, just with the jumping off point now after the show Seinfeld.
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when Jerry was promoting Bee Movie on The Daily Show a few months back, he mentioned he might do another episode of Seinfeld, sort of a where-are-they-now special for the "gang". this is better. an entire series? pleeeeeeease i'm there.
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