Jerry Seinfeld Turned Down Offer to Do Live Seinfeld Revival Episode

Has Larry David’s recent decision to bring back Curb Your Enthusiasm inspired Jerry Seinfeld to revive his eponymous ’90s sitcom? The short answer: “No!” — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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.”

Are you the least bit surprised that there has been at least one offer to revive Seinfeld? Shocked that it was for a live episode? Weigh in below (but be sure to go out on a high note).

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17 Comments
  1. Mark says:

    We’ll pay you in gold, Jerry! Gold!

  2. iHeart says:

    let.it.go

  3. It will never happen. Part of the reason is because very few shows even get decent ratings these days, let alone good. Secondly, the show is remembered so fondly (outside of the finale) that it will be near impossible to duplicate that response, but easy to get panned on Twitter.

    Laugh-track, multi-camera comedy isn’t exactly embraced these days, so even the show that did it better than anyone would be at risk with a reunion episode.

    Lastly, this is an answer many have given about this topic, but they’re all old now, why would you want to see that? Yes, Kramer needing a walker to get around would be comedic gold, but you don’t want to remember them that way.

  4. Eric says:

    Reunion shows never work. That was part of the joke in the Curb story arc. They are always disappointing.

  5. mklvsky says:

    Do a Twilight Zone episode of Seinfeld!!

  6. Jay says:

    It just wouldn’t make sense to do a reunion. Why would a bunch of 50 year olds still be living in the same apartments living the same lifestyle? Same issue with a Friends reunion. The shows captured a time in their lives. We all change.

  7. amelia says:

    come back little sheba !!!(Seinfeld) we miss and love you !!!!

  8. Jack says:

    Everyone wants it so bad. Just give the people what they want, Jerry!

    • Jen99 says:

      It’s so true. Millions of fans would love to see Kramer come through that door again. Jerry. George, Elaine together again would be incredible. That reunion on Curb was a thousand times more fun to watch than the finale. Bring them back! Sure, we all know they don’t need the money but it’s magical when they’re all together. That’s gotta mean something to them… to make people laugh and experience that again.

  9. it was good says:

    They should do what the makers of Breaking Bad did… have a spinoff of it made, instead of just trying to bring back the good old days. But Jerry wouldn’t even be interested in that. Or, wait… it wouldn’t have to have him if it were like that.
    But I guess the spin offs have been tried.

  10. Unjwerry Unseinfled says:

    Fans are getting upset!

  11. Rob Oboey says:

    Reunion live episode? I think not. I´d rather watch the best of or a compilation of some of the best moments. I missed the Curb reunion episode though. I´m sure it was fun.
    One thing is for sure: a live renion will be like two worlds colliding in itself. It just can´t happen.

  12. Rob Oboey says:

    here´s an idea for one last episode:
    It will show them after they´ve been released from prison and the aftermath. For isntance,
    Seinfeld getting a bunch of tattoos while involved with a gang of bad comedians prisioners, Kramer become a religous freak and tries to trade passages from each religion, while Eliane dated a few prison guards she finally realizes she´s a lesbian. And finally, George Costanza. Well, he´s still Geoge.

  13. Tom says:

    BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!!!

  14. Brian says:

    Can’t people just let it go? Jerry Seinfeld said he doesn’t want to do it. Stop asking for a reunion show, your never going to get one. You love Seinfeld so much , go back and enjoy the series again. Seinfeld and the rest of the crew provided some of the best entertainment I’ve ever seen and that’s why I frequently go back and rewatch Seinfeld. I think it’s time to move forward and stop asking for a reunion. It’s never going to happen no matter how much you ask. Instead , grab your Seinfeld DVDs and go back and enjoy some Seinfeld