The biggest trend in television these days is bringing back classic shows for a new run. Shows like Twin Peaks and Fuller House have made a splash in recent years and sitcoms Will & Grace and Roseanne are slated for returns this season.
NBC’s Seinfeld was arguably the biggest sitcom of all time, and fans have been clamoring for a reunion ever since the show went off the air in 1998.
With so many shows celebrating their resurgence and Seinfeld nearing the 20-year mark since its finale, it’s no surprise that Jerry Seinfeld was recently asked about bringing the show back again.
“Why?” Seinfeld asked in response. “Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well.”
It’s true, there’s always a risk of tainting the memory of something you love when you attempt to revisit it, but for many fans, it would be worth the risk.
Seinfeld created the sitcom with Larry David in 1989 under the title The Seinfeld Chronicles; the ratings were poor and NBC nearly canceled the show before renewing it with its new title in 1990.
In 2009, Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all appeared on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm as the fictional version of Larry David sought to film a Seinfeld reunion.
It was the first time the cast had all appeared together since Seinfeld ended, and the show’s regular director, Andy Ackerman, actually filmed the reunion special within the show.
Since the end of Seinfeld, the comic launched his new web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is now a Netflix Original Series.
Sticking with Netflix, Seinfeld also recently launched his first stand-up special in nearly 20 years on the service, Jerry Before Seinfeld. His former co-star, Louis-Dreyfus, recently announced her critically-acclaimed HBO series, Veep, will end after its upcoming seventh season.