Seinfeld Returns to NBC With 'Marriage Ref' Reality Show

Comedian sees something funny about marriage
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2009 4:30 AM CST
Actor Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica Seinfeld attend the premiere of "Sex and the City" at Radio City Music Hall in New York last year.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Jerry Seinfeld is returning to network TV after an 11-year-break with a show mining marriages for comedy gold, Variety reports. The comedian is the creator and executive producer of the upcoming NBC reality series The Marriage Ref, which will feature opinionated celebs giving lighthearted marriage advice to couples going through "classic marital disputes."

"This is not a therapy show; it's a comedy show," said Seinfeld. "After nine years of marriage, I have discovered that the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich."