In a television landscape populated by sitcom revivals, remakes and reboots, viewers can rest assured that Seinfeld will not join their ranks. Streaming services and TV networks have revived or rebooted quite a few popular sitcoms in an attempt to lure subscribers and viewers. The trend arguably started with NBC’s Will & Grace revival in 2017 and looks set to continue with the upcoming Phrases reboot due to land on Paramount+ at some point in the future. Given that Seinfeld is one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, it stands to reason that networks and streamers would be eager for more episodes.
Co-creator Larry David addressed this in Fight your enthusiasm season 7 Seinfeld reunion through the show’s typical meta humor that essentially explains why a revival would never work. As far as one Seinfeld reunion goes that Curbstone episode is perhaps the closest audiences are likely to get to a reboot. Similarly, Jerry Seinfeld has not been interested in reviving the show as he continues to have a hugely successful stand-up career while also producing Comedians in cars get coffee and working on his new Pop-Tarts movie for Netflix. Aside from Larry and Jerry’s other commitments, there is another big reason why there will never be one Seinfeld revival.
Why a Seinfeld Resuscitation does not occur
Talking about the possibility of a Seinfeld revival to ET online in 2021 Jerry Seinfeld said to reunite the cast for a Seinfeld reunion would seem sad. “Looks like we couldn’t come up with a new idea,” noted Seinfeld, who also dismissed the idea of a televised cast reunion as the latest Friends and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air offer. As the co-creator and executive of the hugely successful sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld’s unwillingness to return to this world eliminates any potential revival or reboot.
While it’s certainly an appealing prospect to see how Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer would handle the world of dating apps, social media and WhatsApp groups, it’s probably for the best that viewers will never get to see. As Jerry points out, sitcom revivals can seem incredibly sad, not only because the creators go over the same ground, but because the characters themselves seem to have never moved on. If viewers want to see how Seinfeld characters thus deal with the modern world Fight your enthusiasm season 12, via the character of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, is sufficient to give a very good approximation of what it would look like.
Frasier’s Revival might prove Jerry right
The upcoming revival of Kelsey Grammer’s hugely successful ’90s sitcom Phrases could prove Jerry’s belief that sitcom reunions are sad. The upcoming Paramount+ project will pick up the story of Seattle-born psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane decades after Cheers spinoff ended. However, there is a growing feeling that Phrases reboot is something of a vanity project for Kelsey Grammer, something only emphasized by the absence of Phrases‘s Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) and other members of the original Phrases cast.
If the absence of original cast allows Phrases reboot to stand out and become an original show that needs to be seen. However, Kelsey Grammer has tried to land many sitcom projects since then Phrases ended with shows like Back to you fails to have repeated the success with Cheers spin off. Returning to his most beloved character feels like a smart move on Grammer’s part to revisit past glories, something that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have been very smart to avoid by refusing to reboot Seinfeld.
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