Get out your puffy shirts: Seinfeld lands on Hulu June 24

hulu seinfield
wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock
In case you hadn’t heard, Hulu — the network-owned streaming service desperately trying to keep up with the king of streaming, Netflix — recently plopped down as much as $180 million for the rights to every episode of legendary ’90s sitcom Seinfeld — “That’s gold, Jerry, Gold!”

And while we knew the series would land on the platform sometime this summer, Hulu today announced a launch date for everybody’s favorite show about nothing, set to premiere June 24. The entire nine seasons of the iconic television show, which ran from 1989 to 1998 before it left at the height of its popularity, will be available on the platform, marking a first for the series.

Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the show was lauded as one of the best comedy series of all time, thanks in part to a unique premise that changed the mold of sitcoms forever – it was truly a show about nothing. OK, not nothing, really, but more like the mundane. Straying far from the traditional network fare of the era, the show carved out a premise based around a comedian and his friends pouring over the “excruciating minutia” of everyday life in the meta style, before meta was chic.

The cast, including Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Elaine Benes, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, and Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer grab lunch at Monk’s coffee shop, fight daily annoyances (how dare he double dip?) and date frequently – often with quite memorable characters. We were introduced to characters who were given names that have remained part of daily vernacular thanks to the show —  like the low talker, man hands, and, of course, who can forget Elaine’s face-painting love interest Puddy, and his 8-ball jacket? All of this made Seinfeld a monster when it was on the air, and then again in syndication on cable networks like TBS, and once more on DVD.

However, throughout the rise of streaming video, Seinfeld has been particularly hard to track down online. Crackle, which hosts Jerry Seinfeld’s latest endeavor Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has been one of the few legal sites to host the show, offering a collection of 10 rotating episodes per month. Other than that, users have had to get their Seinfeld fix in random bunches, DVR caches, or torrent sites. Now, finally, there’s a one-stop shop to legally binge all the Seinfeld episodes you can handle (as long as you can take the commercials that come along with it).

Seinfeld lovers, time to reset your Festivus calendars for June 24.

Movies & TV

An Obi-Wan TV series? 10 things we’d love to see on Disney’s streaming service

While we know the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service will have tons of great content, we put together a wish list of projects from across Disney's properties we'd like to see on the service in the near future.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Movies & TV

Skip the flowers and sunshine this spring and watch the best shows on Hulu

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (April 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Two Toy Story spinoffs schedule playdates with the Disney Plus streaming service

Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming video service Disney Plus will launch with an impressive catalog of classic content, new projects, and original shows and movies. Here is everything confirmed and rumored to be coming to the platform.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: Mid90s, BlacKkKlansman, and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Jonah Hill's Mid90s, vampire action movie Blade, and more.
Home Theater

Sony’s 2019 TV lineup includes a 98-inch 8K OLED that costs more than a Corvette

Sony's 2019 TV lineup is revealed, including 8K and 4K models ranging in size from 43- to 98-inches and in price from $650 to a number much, much larger. The models will be available between May and June.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now (April 2019)

Amazon Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be a major undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Home Theater

Google brings ad-supported YouTube Music to its Google Home speakers

Hot on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it's adding a free version of its Amazon Music service to Alexa-powered speakers, Google is adding a free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music to Google Home smart speakers.
Home Theater

Bowers & Wilkins’ Formation Suite is a stylish, high-end Sonos competitor

With high-end audio specs, and gorgeous designs, B&W's Formation Suite is the company's first foray into wireless home audio. Starting at $700, B&W hopes to outclass Sonos, by offering high-res audio and "perfect" synchronization.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2019, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR and much more.
Home Theater

No car? SiriusXM’s $8 a month streaming plan has everything but Howard Stern

SiriusXM is stepping into the streaming music ring with an $8 per month plan designed specifically for people who get their music via smartphones and smart speakers. It doesn't work on SiriusXM radios, and Howard Stern is extra.
Movies & TV

Want to make Netflix browsing even easier? Try this useful trick

If you know exactly what category of film you're looking for on Netflix, you'll find this hack for the streaming service useful. It allows you to manually browse genres and subgenres of interest.
Home Theater

Here’s what’s new on HBO and what’s leaving in May 2019

Whether you're a cable lifer or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. May 2019 brings the Deadwood movie, the final episode of Game of Thrones, and the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 on HBO.