Television: Can Anybody Fill Seinfeld's Shoes?

From yada to nada, NBC copes with no more Jerry--and maybe no more ER

Imagine that Coke Classic told Coca-Cola it wanted to finish its run on top and was quitting, or that Windows announced to Microsoft that after looking deep into its heart, it had decided to move on, and you will get some idea of how Jerry Seinfeld's decision to end his show will affect NBC. Quite simply, the network is a company that is being forced to discontinue one of its most profitable products. NBC made an estimated $500 million last year, and Seinfeld contributed some 40% to that total. The comment of Seinfeld that the show is "about nothing" has often...

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