Jerry Seinfeld will continue to tool around in fancy cars, chatting with celebrities and drinking coffee for four more seasons. The digital entertainment channel Crackle announced Wednesday that the hit online series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" has been renewed for Seasons 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Currently, three seasons of the series, which features Seinfeld taking a different celebrity out for coffee in a different car in each episode, have been released. Seasons 4 and 5 will become available online this summer and fall, respectively.
The new seasons are all sponsored exclusively by Acura, making the series branded content, but it has done well for itself with awards, including a Bronze Telly award for branded content and three Webby Awards, including a special Webby for comedic performance.
In addition to the renewal of Seinfeld's series, Crackle announced over 100 episodes of original programming at the network's Digital Content Newfront presentation.
New series include "Sequestered," a 12-episode "12 Angry Men"-style thriller about a sequestered jury set to debut in August, "Sports Jeopardy!" -- a spinoff of the classic "Jeopardy" hosted by Dan Patrick -- and "Tightrope," which replaces the main character from a classic detective series with a modern day actor (similar to Steve Martin and Carl Reiner's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"), which is executive produced by Bryan Cranston.
A reality music series, "Playing It Forward," was also announced. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, serve as producers alongside music producer/composer Tony Berg and Kevin Lake on this series featuring unannounced street performances from giant music acts all to benefit music education and charities.
Crackle also announced a feature film, "The Throwaways," executive produced by Jeremy Renner and Dan Handfield, about a top hacker captured by the CIA and given the choice of working for them or going to prison.
Two other Crackle series, "Cleaners" and "Chosen," were also renewed for new seasons, a second and a fourth season, respectively.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times