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Jerry Seinfeld Jumps Crackle Ship For Netflix

By: Renee Grant

One of the most celebrated comedians of our time, Jerry Seinfeld,  has been making us laugh at the little things since the late 80’s. His latest comedy project, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has been a hit for Sony’s online television service Crackle, and now he hopes to carry that magic over to everyone’s favorite binge-watching site, Netflix.

The show sees Seinfeld in a traveling talk show format, where he picks up a fellow comedian in a different car each episode and takes him or her out for coffee and conversation. Although the focus is on comedians, the show has also had President Barack Obama in the passenger’s seat,holding his own with the formidable funnyman.

The series will bring 24 new episodes to Netflix exclusively by the end of 2017, and subsequent seasons will go to the streaming giant as well. The original 59 episodes that once aired solely on Crackle will also be moved to the Netflix collection.

“When I first started thinking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes,” Seinfeld said in a statement. “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.”

Netflix has been doubling down on its comedy offerings lately, bringing many exclusive stand-up productions and original content to the service.

Will you be watching?

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