Will 'Seinfeld' return like 'Friends'? Fans want Jerry Seinfeld to 'get the gang back'

'I am a Seinfeld person. Different humor,' a fan wrote after 'Friends: The Reunion' aired


                            Will 'Seinfeld' return like 'Friends'? Fans want Jerry Seinfeld to 'get the gang back'
A scene from 'Seinfeld' (Byron J Cohen/Castle Rock Entertainment/Getty Images)
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'Seinfeld' was ruling the TRP charts when 'Friends' had arrived on the scene. The show ended on May 14, 1998, after running for nine seasons. The finale drew in 76 million viewers, which accounted for 58 percent of all TV viewers that night. What we are trying to tell you is that this American sitcom was massively popular until David Crane and Marta Kauffman's coffee house characters took over NBC's coveted Thursday 8:30 pm timeslot. 

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When 'Friends' went off-air it felt like the end of an era but the hype around it continued to intensify, which probably triggered 'Friends: The Reunion' special episode. While the show's fans were delighted, a group of social media users is hoping 'Seinfeld' could witness a similar fate. Will it return? 

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It took years of speculation and a pandemic to get Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer under one roof. Bringing the 'Seinfeld' cast together will take a lot more than that. Roughly three years ago, comedian-actor Jerry Seinfeld said "It’s possible" to make a 'Seinfeld' reunion on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. This doesn't give us a sure-shot answer but it does help in keeping the hopes up.

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Interestingly, last year, Jerry Seinfield changed his tone about the reunion a bit. Although he didn't specifically point out the reason for him to not come back with the 'Seinfeld' cast but it surely seemed like he had thought of it long and hard.

Jerry Seinfeld attends the LA Tastemaker event (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

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"I don’t like seeing old people on TV," Seinfeld said during a radio show and added: "I don’t want to inflict myself on people in a deteriorated state. I am a perfectionist that way. That’s why obviously I didn’t do another TV series. I’m not gonna try and beat that."

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Meanwhile, 'Seinfeld' fans have expressed how and why they would like the iconic show to return.

"#FriendsReunion is good, But a #Seinfeld reunion show would be better Come On @JerrySeinfeld get the gang back," a fan tweeted, while another shared: "Kay cool we got friends reunion but can we get SEINFELD REUNION? #FriendsReunion."

"Well, I did watch #Friends once, and that's what stopped me from ever watching again. I am a Seinfeld person. Different humor. #FriendsReunion #Seinfeld," a third tweeted. "@JerrySeinfeld please create a #Seinfeld reunion show. Never into that other reunion show #FriendsReunion," a fan commented. 

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'Friends: The Reunion' can be streamed on HBO Max.