Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will have a new home when its next 24 episode season debuts later this year. The superstar comedian has signed a deal with Netflix that includes the Emmy nominated web show, which formerly aired on Crackle, where it was known as the only show on Crackle anyone watched. In addition to Comedians in Cars, Seinfeld will produce two new standup specials exclusively for Netflix, as well as develop new scripted and unscripted programming.
"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 of the deal, before going into fifteen straight observational comedy jokes about mailing DVDs. "I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points."
Deadline reports that, in addition to the larger platform and what we must assume is a veritable crap ton of money that Netflix is able to offer, Seinfeld was unhappy with the idea that Crackle would begin airing Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with commercials, since a sponsorship deal with Acura is rumored to have expired.
"I'm really happy for him," said Michael Richards from the dumpster behind a Carls Jr. he now lives in.
Potential new ideas for programming Seinfeld can develop for Netflix reportedly include Actors on Bikes Eating Ice Cream, Musicians Riding in Buses While Eating Tuna Fish Sandwiches, and Bee Movie 2, though it's the last project that is likely to generate the most buzz for Netflix.