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All 180 episodes of Seinfeld to launch on Netflix October 1

For the first time the show will be available for viewing in 4K; streaming service has the rights for five years

In this November 17, 2004, file photo Jerry Seinfeld, left, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards arrive to celebrate the release of the first three seasons of Seinfeld on DVD in New York. (AP/ Louis Lanzano, File)
In this November 17, 2004, file photo Jerry Seinfeld, left, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards arrive to celebrate the release of the first three seasons of Seinfeld on DVD in New York. (AP/ Louis Lanzano, File)

Starting October 1, the entire “Seinfeld” series will be on Netflix, the streaming service announced on Wednesday.

And for the first time, the 180-episode library will be available for viewing in 4K quality.

The show had been absent from streaming platforms since it was removed from Hulu in June, after Netflix had negotiated a deal to transfer the show to its service nearly two years ago.

It was not clear why there was a four-month gap between the contracts.

Netflix’s rights to broadcast the show are for five years.

“Seinfeld,” a sitcom about four unsympathetic but lovable people living the single life in New York City, ran from 1989 to 1998 on NBC and was immensely popular and culturally influential.

It was created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, who are both Jewish, as is co-star Jason Alexander.

“Larry [David] and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us. It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing,” Seinfeld said jokingly, according to Variety.

“We really got carried away, I guess. I didn’t realize we made so many of them. Hope to recoup god knows how many millions it must have taken to do. But worth all the work if people like it. Crazy project,” he added.

Even in the decades since the show ended its run, viewers have continued to find it sponge-worthy. According to the LA Times, its reruns have generated billions of dollars in revenue.

JTA contributed to this report.

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