Alec Baldwin, Eva Longoria and Jerry Seinfeld are part of a TV panel hoping to turn domestic disputes into sporting fun in a new show called "The Marriage Ref". Comedian Seinfeld came up with the idea after asking a friend to settle a dispute between him and his wife of 10 years, Jessica.
And now he's keen to help married couples find a fun way to end rows and fights over the silly things in life - and Baldwin and Longoria will join him among the "experts" on the show. Seinfeld tells WENN, "The show's about real married couples having a real fight in their home and we watch the argument in the studio with a live audience and a panel of celebrity guests."
"We're going to discuss the argument, who's right, who's wrong, and we're going to make a call in favour of the husband or the wife, very similar to the way it's done in sports. We felt the sports simplicity is whats missing in marriage."
"I was in my apartment in New York, and my wife and I got into a difference of opinion - one of those where you just know it's going to go on all night. A friend of hers happened to be there, and the friend got a little uncomfortable and said, 'You know what? Maybe I should go.' "
"I said, 'You know what? I'm glad you're here. You stay here and we're each just going to tell you our side of this ssue. You decide who's right, who's wrong and we will accept it, whatever you say and we'll be done with this in five minutes.' "
"The idea of the show is to shorten the fight. We're not presuming to help these people, we're not going to fix your marriage... People want to end their fight. Couples get into these situations and they want out. And the person who wins has to say, 'OK, you're right'." Baldwin's "30 Rock" co-star and Seinfeld and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David will also be among the celebrity judges.