What Is the Deal with ‘The Show About Nothing’?

What Is the Deal with ‘The Show About Nothing’?

Every time I tell someone I’m writing a book about Seinfeld, they say something along the lines of: “Oh, you should call it The Book About Nothing.” This week, I’ve written a few pieces about Seinfeld in anticipation of its Hulu launch on...
Being an Extra on ‘Nashville’

Being an Extra on ‘Nashville’

I made my network television debut on last night’s Nashville. Except there’s no way you’ll find me anywhere if you watch the episode. A few months ago, during a trip to Nashville, I pulled some strings to get the privilege of working as an extra for...
The Legend of the ‘Seinfeld Curse’

The Legend of the ‘Seinfeld Curse’

Just four years after Seinfeld ended, TV Guide named it the best show of all time, holding it in higher esteem than I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, All in the Family, and The Sopranos. And yet the mythical “Seinfeld Curse” clung to his former costars whenever their...
The Legend of the ‘Seinfeld Curse’

The Syndication Magic of ‘Seinfeld’

Something funny happened as Seinfeld went off the air: It became, possibly, more popular than ever. Viewers could now watch it, if not any time, at several times, on several stations throughout the country that had purchased those pricey syndication rights. Even as...