Jerry Seinfeld takes “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld takes “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld is taking “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” to Netflix and abandoning Sony’s Crackle service after five years. The show will air its tenth season which be 24 episodes by late 2017.

Netflix will also get the rights to the 59 episodes that aired on Crackle by the end of 2017.

Throughout the show, Seinfeld drives around in vintage cars that he selects based upon the guest in that episode. Guests have included Chris Rock, David Letterman, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, Will Ferrell and more.

“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 issued to Variety. “I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points.”

In October, rumors were circulating that the show might leave Crackle after its contract ended after the finale of its ninth season. Seinfeld and Sony have had a long relationship as Sony Pictures Television has owned the distribution right to the sitcom Seinfeld since 2002 — while streaming rights to the show are Hulu’s.

The deal with Netflix comes as the company looks to add to its comedy portfolio. Last year, Chris Rock made a deal for two new stand-up specials, and Dave Chappelle partnered for three specials.

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