After an epic nine-season run that spanned between 1989 and 1998, Seinfeld is still considered one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time, which turned Jerry Seinfeld from a stand-up sensation to a cultural icon. With this year marking the 20th Anniversary of the series finale, many have wondered if there is any possibility whatsoever of Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine), Jason Alexander (George) and Michael Richards (Kramer) coming back together for a revival series. During a recent appearance on the Ellen show, Jerry Seinfeld gave quite the shocking response to the possibility of a Seinfeld revival.
What's even more interesting is this comes just a few months after the actor made it rather clear that a revival series is not in the cards. During a September interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jerry Seinfeld was asked about a possibility of a revival series, to which he simply responded, "Why?" When the interviewer responded that they "loved the show," Seinfeld responded by suggesting that fans "continue to love it" instead of the cast and creators, "tampering with something that went pretty well." Now it seems that Jerry Seinfeld may have had a change of heart.
Before getting to her question about a Seinfeld revival, Ellen DeGeneres mentioned a few other shows that were coming back, such as Roseanne, which debuts its nine-episode run in March, and the recently announced Murphy Brown revival, which was given a 13-episode order last month. Jerry Seinfeld seemed particularly intrigued that 71-year-old Candice Bergen is returning as the title character. While it remains to be seen if a Seinfeld revival will ever happen, this trend doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, with CBS also issuing pilot orders for reboots of Magnum P.I. and Cagney & Lacey, while ABC has ordered a female reboot of The Greatest American Hero, starring Hannah Simone, Freeform is rebooting the Fox series Party of Five, NBC is reviving The Office and The CW is rebooting Charmed and Roswell.
What's also interesting is Jerry Seinfeld also mentioned in an October interview that he thought the series finale of Seinfeld was too big, and he thinks now the finale could have been better. A revival could certainly give Jerry Seinfeld an opportunity to right any wrongs or correct any missteps, picking up the lives of these characters 20 years later. The one-hour series finale ended in a rather unconventional fashion, with all four of the main characters arrested for violating a Good Samaritan law, after they watch an overweight man (John Pinette) get carjacked and do nothing about it. The ensuing trial brought back several memorable characters from the show's nine-season run to testify about their experiences with the characters.
Jerry Seinfeld also made headlines last summer when he refused to hug singer Kesha, who rushed up to the comedian while he was giving a red carpet interview, while Jason Alexander wished fans a Happy Festivus on social media back in December 2016. As for the Seinfeld revival, it remains to be seen if that will actually happen, but with Julia Louis-Dreyfus wrapping up her run on HBO's Veep, it would be interesting to see if the rest of the cast, and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) would also return for this potential revival. In Season 7 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David plotted a Seinfeld reunion special to get his ex-wife back. It featured scenes from a fictional alternate universe version of an actual reunion special that had George getting conned by Bernie Madoff, losing all the money he'd made inventing a bathroom app. While we wait for any further details, take a look at the segment from The Ellen Show YouTube, where Jerry Seinfeld discusses a possible Seinfeld revival, along with another video from that episode where Jerry Seinfeld offers a sneak peek at an upcoming Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode that he filmed with Ellen DeGeneres.