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  • Premiered: 
    July 5, 1989
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the standup comedy by Jerry Seinfeld 
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Plot Synopsis

The seminal 'show about nothing' focuses on four Manhattanites who exist in each others' self-absorbed, neurotic worlds. Based on Seinfeld's own stand-up comedy, he keeps a friendly relationship with his ex-girlfriend Elaine while cavorting with his out-in-leftfield next door neighbor Kramer and his over-the-top, insecure, best friend George. NBC first aired the show's pilot, THE SEINFELD CHRONICLES, on Wednesday, July 5, 1989 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Then, more than 10 months later, NBC premiered the first full season of SEINFELD on Thursday, May 31, 1990 at 9:30pm ET/PT. To conform with pop-culture convention, we use the premiere date of the pilot as SEINFELD's premiere date.
TBS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld -- considered by many television critics to be the funniest sitcom ever created -- with an entire week featuring the 25 most popular and acclaimed episodes. The celebration will take place Monday, June 30 -- Saturday, July 5, 2014 with four episodes each weeknight, beginning at 6pm ET/PT. TBS's Seinfeld anniversary celebration will climax on July 5, the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld's first telecast, with five episodes widely considered to be the most memorable, including "The Contest," "The Outing," "The Junior Mint," "The Puffy Shirt" and "The Yada Yada." The Saturday lineup is set to begin at 5:30pm ET/PT. TBS's weeklong Seinfeld collection includes such episodes as "Shower Head" on Monday; "The Chinese Restaurant" and "The Serenity Now" on Tuesday; "The Bubble Boy" on Wednesday; "The Strike," "The Soup Nazi" and "The Merv Griffin Show" on Thursday; and the two-part episode "The Boyfriend" on Friday. Throughout the week, TBS encourages Seinfeld fans to chat about their favorite Seinfeld moments and episodes on social media using #Seinfeld25.


Other Titles

  • Pilot episode aired as: The Seinfeld Chronicles

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by West-Shapiro Productions
  • In association with Castle Rock Entertainment


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Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 16, 1996: Susan Ross dies
  • November 20, 1997: Sue Ellen Mischke and Pinter are married