On July 5 “Seinfeld” made its television debut…

On July 5, 1989 “Seinfeld” made its debut on NBC.

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Logo for “Seinfeld”
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The sitcom, lasting nine seasons, was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. The sitcom, famously known as a “show about nothing,” was set in New York City, and featured Seinfeld dealing with everyday situations alongside his friends George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), and his former girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

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Cast of “Seinfeld”
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The show has become a cultural phenomenon, as well as critically praised. It has been referenced as one of the best shows of all times by media outlets such as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and the Writers Guild of America. The show itself was a rating success, garnering over 76 million viewers for its series finale, making it the third watched finale ever (behind “M*A*S*H” and “Cheers”). Throughout its nine season run, “Seinfeld” won over 40 awards, including 10 Emmys and 3 Golden Globes.

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