July 5, 1989 |
Flicking through the channels for post-holiday entertainment tonight, you'll come across the sixth-season premiere of In Performance at the White House (Channel 12, 9 p.m.) and a sitcom pilot starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, The Seinfeld Chronicles (Channel 3, 9:30 p.m.). In Performance at the White House is a sort of televised command- performance from the East Room for the President and a group of guests. The tradition began during the Carter administration, and tonight marks the first In Performance during George Bush's presidency.
May 31, 1990 |
This Jerry Seinfeld is a very funny fellow. Which Jerry Seinfeld? The one starring in NBC's aptly titled "Seinfeld," one of a handful of new shows the networks will use to sweeten the long drought of summer. A sample edition aired under the title of "The Seinfeld Chronicles" last year. "Seinfeld" airs on four consecutive Thursday nights, right after "Cheers," beginning 9:30 tonight on Channel 3. Jerry Seinfeld has been a frequent visitor to the Johnny Carson and David Letterman shows for more than a decade.
June 1, 2015
IT'S ALWAYS funny in Philadelphia - and especially so this August when king of comedy Jerry Seinfeld and fresh prince Kevin Hart both perform locally. Seinfeld is at the intimate Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City for two nights, with 2,400 high rollers in attendance per night. Tickets start at $95 (list) and soar into the stratosphere ($700-plus) at reseller sites. White-hot Hart plays the Linc - as in, the football stadium. He's the first comic ever to headline an NFL venue, this one with a 68,000-seat capacity.
March 1, 2013
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Jerry Seinfeld; Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks. Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m., 6ABC) - Clips and segments from this week. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Bill O'Reilly; Abigail Breslin; the Mavericks. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Trace Adkins; Naya Rivera. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Mariah Carey; Allison Williams; Prince. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10)
March 14, 2016 |
Donald Trump's success as a presidential candidate is both surprising and easily explained. He's questioned the heroism of a former POW and standard bearer of his own party. Fought Fox News and its most ascendant star, including questioning her menstrual cycle. Picked a fight with the pope over immigration. Mocked a disabled reporter. Incorrectly cited a Bible verse while courting evangelical Christians. Promised to be an honest broker in the Middle East instead of reflexively siding with Israel.
December 30, 1997
Say it ain't so, Seinfeld. Say that the reports were all wrong, and the strongest, funniest sitcom of the '90s won't end this season. What's America to do Thursday nights without the self-centered bickering of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer? These superficial, unadmirable New Yorkers somehow wormed their way into America's heart. Kramer, the windblown bon vivant with an eye for the ladies and the other eye on his next scheme. George, a loser's loser and a lousy liar. Elaine, with her so-so jobs and terminal romances.
January 14, 1998 |
Thirty million regular viewers of the sitcom Seinfeld won't soon get over the news that the show is closing at the end of this season. Day-to-day existence will never be the same without the weekly exploits of Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer. By playing himself, Jerry Seinfeld taught us that something about nothing could be hilarious and thought-provoking in the same instant of laughter. We learned that the ordinary and downright mundane were freighted with extraordinary comic potential - that zany faux pas lurked in every imaginable circumstance.
May 13, 1998 |
About 10 years ago, a focus group watching the pilot of what was to become "Seinfeld" basically told NBC not to waste its money on the program. If NBC had listened, how big a mistake would that have been? Ohhhhh, about $2.5 billion - give or take a few hundred mil. That's how much the now nine-year-old TV classic has generated through the years for all involved, which, besides NBC, includes producer Castle Rock, series star Jerry Seinfeld and his co-creator, Larry David, and the supporting cast.
April 16, 1998 |
Jerry Seinfeld may have the most-watched sitcom on network TV, but in reruns, it's Tim Allen's "Home Improvement" that reels in the viewers. Despite an onslaught of media attention, reruns of "Seinfeld" generally draw a smaller audience than the repeats of "Home Improvement," according to an analysis of Nielsen ratings for the 1997-98 season. That difference, in part, is the result of stations double-running "Home Improvement," while they are contractually limited to only one "Seinfeld" a day. Based on Nielsen's weekly syndication ratings, which factor in the multiple telecasts, "Home Improvement" has beaten "Seinfeld" in all but one week, where the shows tied.
November 8, 2014 |
Seinfeld on autism spectrum Jerry Seinfeld 's sitcom character isn't the most socially adept person, but was he really autistic? The comedian tells NBC's Brian Williams that in real life he may suffer from a mild form of autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the [autism disorders] spectrum. " For one thing, he says, "basic social engagement is really a struggle. " Seinfeld, 60, who stars in the Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee , says, "I'm very literal.