Jerry Seinfeld Turned Down An Offer For A Live ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion

When Jerry Seinfeld decided that he wanted to end Seinfeld after nine seasons, NBC offered him $5 million per episode, or $110 million for the potential 10th season. Think how many Bee Movie sequels you can make with that kind of dough! (Not that Jerry, or co-creator Larry David, needs it — he’s reportedly worth over $800 million.) Seinfeld, the person, obviously turned NBC down — which I’m sure Michael Richards was thrilled to hear — but Seinfeld, the show, carries on with approximately 749 reruns a day.

That hasn’t stopped certain networks from trying to bring it back, though.

When the Hollywood Reporter asked Seinfeld whether he’d be up for another Curb Your Enthusiasm cameo when it returns to HBO, he responded, “Anything with Larry, I’m in. I talked to him last week, and he says it’s going great. Can you think of another popular show that went away and then came back five years later with the same cast?” I can: Futurama. But could Seinfeld pull off the same trick? Only Julia Louis-Dreyfus is steadily employed. There’s interest, too: “We did have an offer — I won’t say who from — to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV,” Seinfeld revealed. Did he even consider it? “No.”

Don’t play coy, Jerry. We know who the offer came from.

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)