Jerry Seinfeld gets marriage advice reality show

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Jerry Seinfeld has come up with a truly asinine reality TV show. And for something to be asinine for reality TV is really saying something. But he’s managed to do it, with a pointless show about couples who are going through problems in their marriage. The show will feature guests celebrity judges/commentators, who will advise the couples on how to handle their troubles.

Jerry Seinfeld is reteaming with NBC to launch his first reality series. The comedian’s project is tentatively called “The Marriage Ref” and features celebrities, comedians and athletes who will judge couples in the midst of marital disputes while recommending various strategies to resolve their problems.

“Some of the greatest comedies in the history of television have been around marriages,” [NBC co-chair Ben] Silverman said. “The concept is so universal and accessible, and obviously it works so well when it comes from somebody with a point of view — and nobody has a stronger point of view on this subject than Seinfeld.” Six one-hour episodes have been ordered for a planned fall release.

Seinfeld’s role is behind the camera as an executive producer and creator, but given the show’s celebrity-guest format, it’s not too difficult to imagine an occasional on-camera appearance. Executive producer Rakieten said Seinfeld’s voice will be evident in the show’s commentaries. “Every single person in a relationship can completely relate to this show,” Rakieten said. “We all have the same fights, and there’s a bottomless well of content.”

Added Seinfeld: “This is not a therapy show, it’s a comedy show. After nine years of marriage, I have discovered that the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich.”

[From The Live Feed]

Interesting that Seinfeld thinks he knows so much about marriage and relationships that he should create and produce a show advising people about them. Considering he met his wife Jessica while she was on her honeymoon with her first husband. Quite the tawdry beginning. I wonder if he’ll advise couples to seduce newly married folks?

Ever since the whole scandal with Jessica Seinfeld copying another writer’s cookbook – and the terrible way Jerry Seinfeld handled the situation (name calling, mocking on Letterman, etc), I haven’t been able to stand him. The show sounds stupid regardless, and I can’t say I wish the guy much luck.

Here’s Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld at Vanity Fair’s the Academy Awards party on Sunday. Images thanks to

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  1. kiki says:

    I can’t stand HER she is very SMUG I dont particulary care for Jerry either. reality show curse is that marriages break up. And besides Dr. Phil already does the Marriage ref thing.

  2. Dorothy says:

    That is a horrible dress his wife is wearing! it looks like something my 8 year old nieces would wear!

    I loved Seinfeld and miss it still, but I hate reality TV and probably won’t watch this and I also agree he was an ass when all that about his wifes book came out. Talk about having no class!

  3. mE says:

    Celebrities advising folks how to stay married? Really?!

  4. WOW! says:

    This is completely hilarious. Jerry Seinfeld giving marital advice is like giving the guy who just mugged you the keys to your house and then asking him to house sit, lol.

    What could this horsed faced fool know about marriage that doesn’t involve being in the middle of someone elses’?.

    Chiclet toothed, unfunny JACK#SS!.

  5. snappyfish says:

    Please dont forget his wife looks just like the girlfriend before her, who looks like the girlfriend before her who looks like the 17 year old he dated when he was 38.

    He is an ass

  6. Ruffian9 says:

    This from a guy married to a gold-digging, unfaithful, plagerising wh**e. Cool.

  7. Jaclyn says:

    Whatever, people. I will try watching the show, just because I am a fan of Jerry Seinfeld. I probably won’t keep up with it (I can’t stand reality TV), though.

    I miss his original show, Seinfeld. That was, and always will be, his greatest work.

  8. Autumm Leaves says:

    kiki, snappy, and wow, ITA. I’ll definitely will pass.

  9. TinaWithPom says:

    Marriage advice from Jerry Seinfield? You mean, “make millions and millions of dollars, be a serial dater of many, many, MANY women (all non-Jewish), and when you finally feel you need to start a family, buy a golddigger (but she must be Jewish!) from Vermont.” Okay, whatever. No thanks!

    I used to be a huge fan of Jerry Seinfield until I read two biographies about him. Not a likeable guy in real life.

    And, yes, Jessica always struck me as b-tchy and super smug, like “I’m better than you now because I am the lucky woman who happened to be there at the right time in his life… hehehehe!”

    Just pick up a biography of Jerry Seinfield. Eck.

  10. RAN says:

    Love the Seinfeld series – begun to dislike Seinfeld over the whole Jessica thing and now I can’t stand him. What a pompous arrogant a@@wipe.

  11. Yowsers says:

    her dress is a mess.

    those shoes are hideous!

  12. teehee says:

    I think they are very happy together… I would be curious for their takeon advice and such. But it sounds like its not gonna coe from either of them- and its meant tobemore comedy than help… hmmmm. I would love to catch it on youtube or something to check it out. (dont have tv and Im in germany anyway LOL)

  13. Mishkiska says:

    By Hollywood standards they have been married a long time but I am surprised there was not more fall out on the fact that she was married when they started their relationship. I don’t think I can watch a show that gives marital advice from people who often marry as a PR stunt and have children because everyone else does.

  14. Dee says:

    Jessica had just returned from her honeymoon, she hadn’t even opened her wedding presents, (I know someone who knew the couple) and she started making goo goo eyes at Jerry at the gym. Seinfeld knew she was newly married and pursued her anyway. This is someone whose judgement I should trust?
    His wife got bored being a pampered housewife and wanted to hit the talk show circuit – so she plagiarized someone else’s work. Jerry swoops in to support his wife by defaming and mocking the woman his wife plagiarized. Once again – why should I listen to this man’s comments?

  15. Baholicious says:

    @Tina: His former girlfriend Shoshanna Lonstein (or whatever) is Jewish. That’s the one he got caught making out with in the theatre during Schindler’s List.

  16. the original kate says:

    his wife looks mean.

  17. TinaWithPom says:

    Thanks, Baho! I forgot about his dating Shoshanna.