seinfeld460x276TV Gallery: Seinfeld In 1989 a group of two dozen NBC executives gathered in Burbank, California to screen the pilot of a television show called “The Seinfeld Chronicles”. The pilot was a 23-minute episode created by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, known then for his stand-up acts, an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, and a small recurring role in “Benson”, and a popular “Saturday Night Live” writer: Larry David. During this screening there wasn’t explosions of laughter like in previous screenings with “The Cosby Show” or “The Golden Girls”, which made many executives pretty nervous. Warren Littlefield, second-in-command for NBC’s entertainment division stated “There was a sense this was something different. The room embraced the humor and the attitude”, while Littlefield’s boss Brandon Tartikoff was not convinced that the show would work. (more…)