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Jerry Seinfeld Launching Original Streaming Series on Crackle

by Sean P. Aune | July 5, 2012July 5, 2012 9:00 pm PDT

What happens when you put two comedians in a car and send them to get coffee?  You get a new Jerry Seinfeld series coming to Crackle.

The new series, aptly named Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, will debut on the commercially-supported streaming network Crackle on July 19.  Each episode will see Seinfeld going for coffee with the likes of Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards and Larry David, all while being filmed (oddly enough by GoPro cameras, which we love around here).  The YouTube video above, and the second one featured on the site, don’t give you any hints to the types of conversations we’ll be hearing, but they’re sure to be interesting.

Crackle is owned by Sony, and while it has never gotten the attention in the same leagues as Netflix or Hulu, it has quietly been building up a stable of its own original content.  It was announced back in March that the streaming media site was working on a series entitled Unknown, and this Seinfeld project came somewhat out of the blue.

The traditional networks need to be watching their collective backs a bit more as original content is on the rise, and to snag a new project from Seinfeld is no small feat.

[via Deadline]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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