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2006: CBS Introduces 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'

By Max / Published on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 16:42 PM / No Comments / 403 views

On this day in 2006, CBS introduced The New Adventures of Old Christine, the sitcom that broke the supposed “Seinfeld Curse.”

The show starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a neurotic, obsessive single mom who’s attempting to build a new, post-divorce life. The series co-starred Wanda Sykes, Clark Gregg, Emily Rutherfurd and Trevor Gagnon. The series ran five seasons.

Four years earlier, NBC had introduced the short-lived series, Watching Ellie, Louie-Dreyfus’ first post-Seinfeld sitcom attempt. Its failure, followed the dismal performances of Michael Richards’ The Michael Richards Show and Jason Alexander’s Bob Patterson, solidified the belief that the Seinfeld co-stars couldn’t make lightning strike twice — or, for that matter, even keep a show on the air.

Granted The New Adventures of Old Christine wasn’t Seinfeld, but Louis-Dreyfus did walk away with a Best Actress Emmy for her role on the show, prompting Louis-Dreyfus to say, while accepting the award: “I’m not somebody who really believes in curses, but curse this, baby!”

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