Jerry Seinfeld Teases A ‘Seinfeld’ Revival And Says A Reboot Is ‘Possible’

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So you’re saying there’s a chance? While there is probably a very slim chance of a Seinfeld reboot, there is still a chance. Jerry Seinfeld teased a revival of the smash hit TV show on an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The comedian hinted that a reboot of Seinfeld is “possible.” But don’t get your hopes up too much.

After nine seasons and 180 episodes, Seinfeld went off the air on May 14, 1998, with an estimated 76.3 million viewers, which is the fourth-most-watched regular series finale in U.S. TV history. Since the show went off the air, fans have been clamoring for more Seinfeld. Both Jerry and Larry David, the show’s co-creator, have balked at the idea of bringing back Seinfeld for a reunion show or a reboot.

In a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jerry said he received an “offer to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV,” but never considered doing it. In 2017, Jerry was asked about doing a Seinfeld reboot by Entertainment Tonight, “Why?” Seinfeld asked. “Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well.”

However, Jerry didn’t completely shoot down the idea of bringing back Seinfeld when asked by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday. “I think I know where you’re going with this,” Seinfeld said, “but why don’t you finish it.” DeGeneres asked the comedian, “Do you think, Jerry, there would be a possibility that Seinfeld would come back?” Jerry gave millions of Seinfeld fans a slight glimmer of hope with two words, “It’s possible.” The crowd applauded fervently. “Oh, they like the idea,” Seinfeld said of the cheering audience.

Seinfeld seems to really enjoy doing his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is now on Netflix. There was a pseudo-Seinfeld reunion on the third season of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Whether Seinfeld could do well in today’s TV environment is another question. The Seinfeld Today Twitter account has some very interesting ideas for a modern-day Seinfeld show about “nothing.”