The web series about nothing that stars the guy from the TV show about nothing is going to be around for at least a couple more years. At its Digital Content Newfronts presentation, Crackle announced four more seasons of Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, bringing the show’s total run up to nine seasons.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee follows Seinfeld as he picks up his celebrity friends in classic cars and takes them out for a cup of joe and some conversation. The recently launched third season has been a commercial hit, bringing the series’ total viewcount above 25 million. This success convinced Crackle to renew the series for a fourth and fifth season, which will both arrive in 2014.
In its latest announcement, Crackle has tacked four more seasons onto Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which will combine to add at least 24 more episodes. As it has from the start, Acura will serve as the series’ main sponsor.
Beyond its crown jewel, Crackle also pitched a number of new and returning series to the assembled advertisers. Particularly notable among its new originals are Tightrope, a parody of 1940s hard-boiled detective serials that is produced by Bryan Cranston, and Sports Jeopardy, an athletic version of the popular quiz show that will be hosted by Dan Patrick.
“As both studio and network, Crackle controls content AND distribution,” said Crackle GM Eric Berger. “As a result we are able to provide quality long form programming and unique solutions to advertisers, with certainty around the content, platforms and timing. With unmatched OTT distribution, we’re offering the next evolution of television, including an audience not reachable through traditional television.”
Here is a full list of the programs Crackle discussed at its Newfronts presentation:
12 episode Series Scheduled to Premiere on Crackle in August
A sophisticated, intense thriller, starring Jesse Bradford (BRING IT ON),Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Patrick Warburton (“Rules of Engagement”), and Bruce Davison (X-MEN) about a jury sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications. Series is produced by Lifeboat Productions and created by Aaron Tracy.
Game Show Series Scheduled to Air Weekly on Crackle for 52 Weeks
“Sports Jeopardy!,” which will be hosted by the Emmy®-Award winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, is a spinoff of Sony Pictures’ record Emmy®-Award winning hit game show. “Sports Jeopardy!” will be unique in its level of interactivity, allowing viewers to download a mobile application that will interact with the show as a second screen application to unlock new clues.
Feature Film Scheduled to Premiere this Winter, 90 Minutes
Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield (THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN) executive produces this suspenseful thriller about a notorious hacker captured by the CIA who is given a proposition to work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison.
Emmy®-Award winner Bryan Cranston returns to his comedic roots to executive produce this series that will replace a character from a classic detective series with a modern-day actor. The show juxtaposes the modern character, with irreverent comic sensibilities and also with older characters from another era to reshape the stories into contemporary comedy.
“COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE,” SEASON 4
Comedy Series, 5 episodes, Scheduled to Premiere in Early Summer
Back for a fourth season, the Emmy® nominated series created, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld, will feature guests including Aziz Ansari, Jon Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Klein and George Wallace. Sponsored by Acura.
“COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE,” SEASON 5
Comedy Series, 7 episodes, Scheduled to Premiere in the Fall
Special comedian guests to be announced soon. Sponsored by Acura.
“CHOSEN,” SEASON 4
The fourth season of the critically-acclaimed series is set to begin development. The series is executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiffalongside creators Ben Ketai (30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS) andRyan Lewis (HIGH SCHOOL, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD), and written by Evan Charnov (LOST BOYS: THE THIRST) and Ben Ketai.
“PLAYING IT FORWARD”
Music Documentary Series
The special street performance-style reality series is produced by Team Downey, an entertainment company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, alongside veteran music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake. The “Playing It Forward” music movement will showcase surprise street performances by some of the world’s biggest artists in unplanned, unexpected environments across the country benefiting music education and charities of the artists’ choice.
“CLEANERS,” SEASON 2
Action/Thriller Series, 12 episodes
The second season will return with stars Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”), Emily Osment (“Hannah Montana”), Gina Gershon (“Rescue Me”) and David Arquette (SCREAM), with new characters played by Esai Morales (“Criminal Minds”), Omar Avila (“Justified”), David Rees Snell (“Last Resort”), John Savage (“Dark Angel”), and Mimi Rogers (“Two and a Half Men”). Written and directed by Paul Leyden (THE FACTORY) with executive producersSam Worthington (AVATAR), Chriqui,
John Schwarz (“McLeod’s Daughters”), Michael Schwarz (OLIVER TWIST) and Luca Scalisi(EMINEM: LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY). Paul Leyden and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers. The second season premieres in August with 12 all-new episodes uncovering secrets, lies and ulterior motives.