Obviously the revival of “Jerry” is meant to be a joke – Jerry and George make their dream come true at the worst possible time. But “Seinfeld” never states what happens to “Jerry” when its two creators are sent to the slammer and the show ends shortly thereafter. Can Jerry and George do the show after getting out of prison, or is NBC dropping “Jerry” again?
It’s most likely the latter, and we know it thanks to Season 7 of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. The main storyline of this season is a fictional “Seinfeld” reunion 11 years after the finale aired, and the fictional “Seinfeld” reunion lets the audience know what Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer have been up to in the meantime. They all have largely resumed their lives on New York’s Upper West Side. Jerry is still a comedian and he has a daughter with Elaine after donating his sperm. George is married and divorced and also briefly became rich by inventing the iToilet, a smartphone app that can locate the nearest decent public toilet. Of course, he then lost his money in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, with the divorce settlement taking care of the rest.
Given that the “Seinfeld” reunion never mentions “Jerry,” we can safely assume the show was never made. From a creative point of view, it makes the most sense that Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David chose not to let their fictional counterparts make it big. Characters who are happy and successful are rarely funny.