TV: Seinfeld-produced reality series seeks couples in need of ‘Marriage Ref’

  Jerry Seinfeld may have been the quintessential single during his long-running NBC sitcom, but he’s discovered the comedic potential of marriage — and plans to make it the subject of his return to TV as creator and executive producer of the reality-based series "The Marriage Ref."
  The show is hoping to cast couples in Las Vegas (and Phoenix) who disagree on topics ranging from politics to parenting, in-laws to housework.
  Inspired by Seinfeld’s experiences in his own marriage ("after nine years … I have discovered that the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich," he noted in a statement), "The Marriage Ref" will feature celebrities (maybe even Jerry himself) and the title marriage referee solving the chosen couples’ disputes.
  "This is not a therapy show, it’s a comedy show," Seinfeld stated.
  The show’s casting team needs "outgoing and opinionated MARRIED couples in long-term relationships, willing to appear on national television, who have a long-standing argument or issue that must be resolved," according to the casting notice. "We want to hear what absolutely makes you nuts when it comes to your partner! Tell us your beef and you might just get the chance to state your case on TV."
  If that’s you, or someone you know, e-mail Suzette from the show’s East Coast casting team immediately at (with a copy of your e-mail to nycastingteam@gmail). Include contact info, photos and a paragraph explaining why you’re suited for the show, including a brief explanation about your arguments (and, of course, why you’re right and your spouse is wrong). Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 28.
  "The Marriage Ref" is Seinfeld’s first TV project since his sitcom "Seinfeld" ended its nine-year network run in May 1998. (Although the show lives on in round-the-clock reruns.) 

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