Seinfeld turns 25 today. Here are six TV shows that are also hitting the quarter-century mark this year.
It's hard to believe that 25 years ago, Seinfeld hit the small screen in the US. It was a show about nothing, and remained a show about nothing until its end in 1998. Created by writer Larry David and comedian Jerry Seinfeld – who starred as himself – Seinfeld followed the “adventures” of four single friends who lived in New York City.
It was easy to relate to Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George, thanks in part to clever writing and comic timing of the actors. The success of Seinfeld inspired the creation of other New York City-based sitcoms that also highlighted the “plight” of single folks: Friends, Sex And The City, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother and The Mindy Project.
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons and wasn't just a commercial success – actually, it still is since it's in syndication. It's also been a favourite of critics the world over, appearing in many “greatest TV programme” lists. While other shows that made their debut the same year as Seinfeld in 1989 didn't fare as well – save for The Simpsons – many are still memorable. Here are six of our favourites:
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