Jerry Seinfeld Teases Possibility Of A ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion [VIDEO]
Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Ellen teased the very remote possibility of a Seinfeld reunion series. At the same time, his lawyer responded to a lawsuit about the comedian’s streaming series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
JERRY SEINFELD ON SEINFELD REUINON
Host Ellen DeGeneres, 60, brought up the idea of a comeback when she mentioned how plenty of other older shows are being reborn. “I think I know where you’re going with this,” Seinfeld responded before adding, “It’s possible,” with a doubtful inflection. He said nothing more.
Seinfelf ran from 1989 to 1998 on NBC and was hugely popular, winning 10 Emmys but nominated a whopping 68 times. In September, the comedian responded “Why?” when asked about a reunion special. “Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “We did have an offer — I won’t say who from — to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV,” but he turned it down.
Seinfeld is now busy with his streaming series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise is exactly what the title says, with Seinfeld as host interviewing various other comedians as they drink coffee. One of his most famous interviews was with President Barack Obama, one of the only non-comedian who appeared. He has been doing the show for nine seasons on Netflix, and his upcoming tenth will be on Crackle.
For this season, Seinfeld got DeGeneres to come for an episode and admitted that he only just started drinking coffee “a few years ago.”
“I never drank it my entire adult life. Just before the series, I drank this drink, I go, ‘This is a fantastic drink and it really gets you chatty!’ So I thought, why don’t I do a show with comedians drinking coffee getting chatty?'” he told DeGeneres.
The same day as Seinfeld’s interview on Ellen, his lawyer Orin Snyder confirmed to TMZ that the comedian is being sued by Christian Charles, who claims partial ownership over the coffee talk show. He claims he pitched Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2002 and it came to fruition in 2011 when he and Seinfeld shot a pilot episode. Once Charles asked for an ownership interest, Seinfeld allegedly dropped him to produce the show himself.
“This lawsuit is delusional,” the Snyder told TMZ in a statement. “Jerry independently created ‘Comedians in Cars’ and Mr. Charles only concocted this claim after the show became a commercial success. We are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere.”