In a new interview, the comedian revealed that he has previously turned down an offer to bring back Seinfeld for a live episode that would have reunited the self-involved foursome of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer.
“We did have an offer — I won’t say who from — to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. When asked if he considered it, his answer was simply “No!” Seinfeld was most recently reunited with the entire cast — including Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards — in Season 7 of Curb, which revolved around putting together a reunion show for NBC. (Video of the episode-within-an-episode is embedded below.)
Seinfeld stopped short of denying a small-screen comeback, hinting that his long-running Crackle program Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee — which was recently nominated for an Emmy in the outstanding variety talk series category — might soon turn up on cable with additional, never-before-seen footage.
“We’re actually talking with some other platforms now about releasing the show in other forms with different material. … We’re talking to television and cable and streaming [outlets], and so there are a variety of forms that this show might take. Nothing is set yet. It’s just conversations now, but there’s been a lot of interest.”
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