Netflix announces ‘Seinfeld’ to start streaming in October

“Seinfeld” originally aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998, with a total of nine seasons and 180 episodes. Sony Pictures Television/TNS

Festivus came early this year. All nine seasons of “Seinfeld” will be available to watch on Netflix beginning Oct. 1, the streaming service announced this week.

The beloved Manhattan-set sitcom co-created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David released 180 episodes between 1989 and 1998.

“Larry and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us,” Seinfeld said in a statement. “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,” Seinfeld continued. “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.”

Known lovingly as “the show about nothing,” the NBC series starred Seinfeld as Jerry, Jason Alexander as George, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine and Michael Richards as Kramer.

“This is the first time we’ve taken a risk of this nature, going all in on nine seasons at the jump,” Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said in a statement.

“But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done. I truly think he and Mr. David have enormous futures ahead of them and I’m thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases.”

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