“Seinfeld,” the proverbial show about nothing, is now part of the Netflix family as the famed NBC comedy starts airing.
This sitcom, which anchored NBC’s Thursday night lineup, starred comedian Jerry Seinfeld as, well, Seinfeld. Jason Alexander played George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine Benes, and Michael Richards played Cosmo Kramer.
“Seinfield” moved between Wednesdays and Thursdays in its first four seasons. That all stopped when it landed in its fifth season on Thursdays at 9 p.m Eastern.
It’s won Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. How powerful was this series during its run? Well, “TV Guide” named it the greatest TV show of all time in 2002.
Take a look at this two-plus-minute introductory video from Netflix for “Seinfeld.”
‘Seinfeld’ Has Offered Memorable Scenes, Episodes For Its Fans
There have been numerous scenes and episodes that fans of the sitcom hold dear.
From “Festivus” to “The Puffy Shirt,” there were a lot of memorable events and episodes.
All those moments will be part of “Seinfeld” running its entire series on Netflix.
Yes, the show about nothing absolutely became something on NBC. Now the series is headed to the world of streaming television. That’s Netflix. But it also will be airing on Comedy Central.
TV Line said all 180 episodes will begin airing by Oct. 11 on Comedy Central. They will air a two-day marathon of fan-favorite episodes.
Comedy Series Reportedly Was Worth More Than $500 Million For Global Rights
“Seinfeld” gained a huge deal from Netflix as it reportedly paid more than $500 million for global rights.
Netflix knows it is making an investment into one of the most popular shows in TV history.
“Larry (David) and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us,” Seinfeld said in a statement. “It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing.
“We really got carried away, I guess,” Seinfeld said. “I didn’t realize we made so many of them. Hope to recoup god knows how many millions it must have taken to do. But worth all the work if people like it. Crazy project.”
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said in a statement per TV Insider, “This is the first time we’ve taken a risk of this nature, going all in on 9 seasons at the jump.
“But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done,” Sarandos said. “I truly think he and Mr. [Larry] David have enormous futures ahead of them and I’m thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases.”
It’s a pretty sweet deal as this incredible situation comedy continues to bring old and new fans lots of laughs.