Sometime back in 1998, NBC executive really wanted to keep “Seinfeld” alive. They wanted the “show about nothing” to go on so bad, that they even offered Jerry Seinfeld $100 million to film one more season.
According to former NBC executive Warren Littlefield, the comedian turned down the offer because he wanted to have a family.
“We didn’t mess around,” Littlefield told Fox News. “What we put on the table was unheard of. We went in there with a staggering sum and there was tremendous confidence that no one could walk away from it… (Seinfeld) came to me and said, ‘I don’t have a life, I’m not married, I don’t have kids.’ We gave it everything we had, he was tempted, but in the end it was a quality of life decision.”
I’m not sure about that, Jerry, $100 million can get you a lot of quality, you can even hire your own soup man, marble rye baker or a lifetime supply of cereal.
Littlefield came out with a new book this month, titled: Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV.