Jerry Seinfeld turned 60 yesterday.
For his 61st year, expect to see a lot more of him driving comedians around New York City and elsewhere in vintage cars to drink cups of coffee and engage in funny talk small and large. Crackle announced today it and Acura would subsidize four more seasons of Seinfeld’s webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in addition to the two already planned for later in 2014. Happy birthday, Jerry!
That’ll make NINE seasons in all. Although seasons six, seven, eight and nine will total only 24 episodes, so that’ll make for six-episode seasons.
Time to start your speculative engines as to which comedians will get the nod to hang out with Seinfeld in the coming year! Do you want to be the one to make the cry for more diversity? For more of us 99-percenters? How about just for me? You want to see me in the car with Jerry, don’t you? (That last one is per my mother’s request)
Seinfeld’s third season included six regular episodes (season finale: Howard Stern) and a special Super Bowl “Seinfeld” edition with Jason Alexander and Wayne Knight reprising their NBC sitcom roles of George Costanza and Newman. Newman!
Here was the third-season trailer:
Season four will debut this summer; season five in the fall.
Previous episodes have featured Alec Baldwin, Todd Barry, Mel Brooks, Louis CK, Larry David, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Wayne Knight, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Seth Meyers, Patton Oswalt, Carl Reiner, Michael Richards, Chris Rock, and Sarah Silverman.
It’s earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs, and two new 2014 Webby Awards for Best Individual Performance (both the Webby and the People’s Voice Award). Seinfeld executive produces the webseries, with production by Sony Pictures Television’s Embassy Row.