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The Seinfelds’ New TV Show Idea Is Kind Of Genius

Jerry Seinfeld, the man who first made you aware of Close Talkers and those who are Sponge-worthy, has a new television show in the works. It’s called “The Marriage Ref,” and it’s going to at least be as good as “Conveyor Belt of Love,” if not a degree better. Here’s the concept: A camera crew goes to the home of a fighting couple, where both parties present their case. The footage is beamed to an in-studio panel of celebrities—Tina Fey, Charles Barkley, Alec Baldwin, and Larry David have all signed on—who debate the issue. Then comedian Tom Papa, who is the titular Marriage Ref, makes a final decision, which the couple has to stick to. The show is actually the brainchild of Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica—the idea was hatched when she and Jerry tried to help a friend sort out a fight she was having with her husband over dinner. “Sports simplicity is what’s missing in marriage,” Seinfeld says. “Experts are helpful. But that’s not our thing.” The show will be coming at you on Feb. 28, and part of me is hoping to get married by then so I can get into a fight and get Tina Fey to back me up on national television. Guess I should probably start dating someone soon then, no? [Celebitchy]

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