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Buffalo and "The Marriage Ref" Promo

If you watched any NFL playoff game or "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, you probably saw a promo for the new Jerry Seinfeld reality series on NBC, "The Marriage Ref," that had a Buffalo angle.

A man identified as being from Buffalo is featured in the promo, which notes that in 2003 a husband  started a fire outside that accidentally burned his house down.

According to the script, he started a fire outside to avoid having a date night with his wife. The promo also included a shot of a so-called "wife" in bed.

The promos suggests that "a marriage ref" possibly could have prevented the incident.

Did it happen? Or it it just another marriage joke?

A spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department is looking into it for me. But perhaps you remember the story.

NBC is heavily promoting the series, which will feature a panel comically discussing strategies to deal with real-life marital situations.

Seinfeld has called the series a "comedy about situations in reality."

It has a special post-Olympics preview on Feb. 28 before joining NBC's lineup on March 14.

-- Alan Pergament  

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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