The cash register continues to ring every time a Seinfeld syndicated episode airs, and it’s been ringing daily for 23 years.
Now it’s going to be available to stream on Netflix staring October 1st.
No more commercial interruptions from viewing it on TBS, where it’s lived almost exclusively the past few months after leaving Hulu.
The show has made the creators, Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David incredibly wealthy, and the nine figure price tag for the deal with Netflix will have them swimming in more cash.
Diehard friends of the “show about nothing” can recite lines from every episode after seeing reruns for decades, but now with the Netflix deal, a whole new young generation can get a tasted of a show they probably know nothing about.
Friends had a similar fate from running on Netflix, and at one point Netflix was paying $100 million per year to stream the show.
The 180 episodes of Seinfeld will even look better on Netflix, because for the first time it will stream in 4K.
The deal with Netflix has been in the works for a long time, and the show’s rights were acquired almost two years ago.
Here’s a quote from funnyman Jerry Seinfeld in a joke statement in Variety about his impending debut on Netflix.
“Larry [David] and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us. 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. 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.”
The iconic show from the 90’s won 10 Emmy’s. Finding a new home on Netflix can take away some of the sting of Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” no longer airing.