According to Variety, Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV with The Marriage Ref. This is the first time that the actor/comedian has done a television show since Seinfeld went off the air in 1998.

Creating the show with him is Ellen Rakieten.

The show is based around "opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars offering commentary and advice to real-life couples."

"This is not a therapy show, it's a comedy show," offered Seinfeld. "After nine years of marriage, I have discovered that the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich."

No premiere date or timeslot has yet been selected for the series.

"Jerry called us up and told us he had an idea," stated NBC's Ben Silverman. "He flew in to sit down with us, and he and Ellen pitched the show. We were laughing the whole time as they went through the concept. As Jerry noted, some of the greatest comedies in history have been about marriage."