Jerry Seinfeld doing marriage-themed reality show for NBC
Jerry Seinfeld is reuniting with NBC for his first full-time TV project since his sitcom went off the air in 1998. Seinfeld is partnering with The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s Ellen Rakieten to launch The Marriage Ref, a reality series featuring celebrities, comedians, and athletes who will judge couples in the midst of marital disputes while recommending various strategies to resolve their problems, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This is not a therapy show, it’s a comedy show,” Seinfeld told Variety. “After nine years of marriage, I have discoveredthat the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich.”
Seinfeld will serve as executive producer andcreator, though it seems quite possible he’ll also appear on-screen from time to time alongside celebrity guests. NBC has ordered six one-hour episodes, set to air this fall.