Even though it went off the air almost 20 years ago, Seinfeld is still a pretty solid piece of American pop culture. The “show about nothing” that featured comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his three ne'er–do–well friends navigating life in 90s New York still holds up to this day and is pretty much always worth watching.
Unfortunately, Seinfeld has remained trapped in the realms of broadcast reruns and DVD, prevented from making the 21st century leap to online streaming. Blame it on the distribution rights holders wanting too much money and the legion of streaming sites not seeing the value of having the show in the libraries, but for some reason it just never happened.
But that all changes today. Early reports indicate that Seinfeld has found a new home and it’s Hulu. Word leaked last night that the streaming service worked out a deal with the show’s rights holders (Sony Pictures TV) and, according to Variety, ended up shelling out $180 million to Sony TV for the whole series (which comes out to exactly a million dollars an episode).
It’s believed that Hulu will confirm the move with an official announcement later today at its upfront presentation. There’s still no word on when you’ll be able to log on and begin watching the adventures of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer, but many suspect that the details will be revealed with today’s announcement.
To quote Kenny Bania: "That's gold, Jerry! Gold!"