But that shouldn't be a problem--not for anyone on the program.
Of course, the four main cast members--Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards--are set for life, having earned more money than George Steinbrenner the last couple of seasons.
Still, last month, Alexander's AngelArk Productions signed a multi-year deal with Universal Television to develop and produce television comedies and dramas, while Louis-Dreyfus is rumored to be well into the planning stages of a project with her Single Guy-producing husband, Brad Hall.
Richards hasn't announced any immediate plans, although it's believed his future projects will distance him as far away as possible from his typecasting Cosmo Kramer character.
Seinfeld's future working plans haven't been announced yet, either--he really doesn't have to make any, considering he has a big chunk of a massively successful series syndication package, due to go through the roof when the contract is up in a couple of years.
And as for Stiller and Harris, THEY MIGHT STAY ON TELEVISION! They're believed to be talking with Castle Rock TV--the creator of Seinfeld--about doing a live-action series based on the husband-and-wife comic strip The Lockhorns. Although, they're keeping mum on these plans, at least for now.
"Where did that [rumor] come from?" Stiller asked the New York Post. "I've heard rumors constantly about a spinoff--and now I'm sure there will be more substantial rumors."
While cast members ponder their next move, hanger-on Kenny Kramer, who's neighborly friendship with former Seinfeld executive producer Larry David was the inspiration for Richards' role, is enjoying booming success.
Since the termination announcement last week, Kramer has made a number of talk show appearances, and reports increased traffic for his "Reality Tour" (he shows tourists Seinfeld landmarks in New York) and booming sales of his T-shirts.
But while Kramer shamelessly prospers, soup restaurant operator Al Yeganeh--who's hot temper and strict ordering rules inspired one of the show's most popular single-episode characters, "The Soup Nazi"--wants off the boat.
Yeganeh, who claims tourist are now crowding his Soup Kitchen International and hurting his business, was initially cooperative when New York media converged on him last week for interviews. But when radio reporter Babita Hariani asked him to repeat his signature line from the show ("No soup for you!"), he blew his chowder and chased her out of the restaurant.
"He was right on my heels the whole time," Hariani told the Post. "He was yelling, 'Get out! and chasing me out."
Of course, things aren't much calmer at NBC, which is faced with the greatest threat to its Thursday-night dominance since the end of Cheers in 1992. The network hasn't announced a replacement next fall, but will do some immediate reshuffling of the Must-See evening.
Both NewsRadio and Just Shoot Me--two scrappy sitcom survivors--will get Thursday-night runs this week in hopes of replacing the faltering Union Square and perhaps offering a preview of the post-Seinfeld era.