Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where she spent most of her time putting on shows in her parents’ garage, studying TV Guide, devouring Sweet Valley High books, and memorizing every note of every George Michael song. This finally came in handy when she got a job at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade. She now writes for several publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, The Verge, Dame, BBC Culture, and others. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2013. Her next book, Seinfeldia: The Secret World of the Show About Nothing that Changed Everything, will be out i ...more

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I go back to Emily Nussbaum’s perfect 2013 defense of Sex and the City in The New Yorker over and over again.

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“BY 2013, SEINFELD WOULD BECOME the most successful show ever in syndication. Networks buy reruns in packages sold in “cycles,” and Seinfeld was the first show in history to get to a fifth cycle, taking its rerun sales through 2017—nearly twenty years since its finale.”
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“It is the story of two men whose sitcom—full of minute observations and despicable characters—snuck through the network system to become a hit that changed TV’s most cherished rules; from then on, antiheroes would rise to prominence, unique voices would invade the airwaves, and the creative forces behind shows would often gain as much power and fame as the faces in front of the cameras. Seinfeld”
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“Thus it continues to bring in millions of dollars in syndication fees and advertising revenue every year - $3.1 billion total between its 1998 finale and 2014.”
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Joy Can't wait for you new book on Sex and the City! You have a knack for writing about my favorite shows - Seinfeld, The Mary Tyler Moore Show & soon Sex and the City!!


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Joy Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved your Seinfeld book!


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