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Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee makes the jump to Netflix

01.17.2017

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In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld launched Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, a web-series which was distributed by Crackle and featured such guests as Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Jim Carrey, Kristen Wiig and even President Barack Obama. Each episode saw Seinfeld pick up a different guest in a different car as they drove out to a different restaurant or café to have a cup of coffee, you know, exactly what the title promises. The series recently debuted its ninth season on Crackle, but it seems that the show will be making the leap to Netflix once it wraps up.

Jerry Seinfeld has just closed a deal with the streaming-service which will not only make Netflix the future home of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, but also includes two new Seinfeld standup specials as well as the development of both scripted and non-scripted comedy programming. Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, said that "Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice. We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family." All previous seasons of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee will be available on Netflix, and the tenth season, which will consist of twenty-four episodes, will launch later this year. Here's what Seinfeld had to say about the deal:

When I first started thinking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points. I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand up comedy as I do, but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.

Fans of the series will likely be pleased that it will be continuing onwards on a larger platform, but I'm a little more curious to see what the "scripted and non-scripted comedy programming" portion of Jerry Seinfeld's Netflix deal will bring.

Source: Deadline

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