Aired: NBC, 1990-1998
At the end of Seinfeld's run, Jerry Seinfeld commented that one of the more underrated aspects of his show was the number of its locations and sets, creating a sense of indoor-outdoor movement unusual for a multi-camera sitcom. Seinfeld began life at NBC with an order for only four episodes, the money coming from the network's variety and specials department. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was added to the cast after the pilot, and co-creators Seinfeld and Larry David had to resist efforts to have her play Jerry's love interest.
"Larry and I wrote everything together," Seinfeld recalled in the oral history, Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV. "Sometimes the writers would figure out a story while I was rehearsing. Then we'd work on that, and once we had the story, we'd sit at our desks and work on the dialogue."
Bruce Eric Kaplan
Lawrence H. Levy