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UPDATE: Crackle Unveils Three New Series, Renews Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Cars’ & More

By | Wednesday April 30, 2014 @ 10:15am PDT

UPDATE, 10:15 AM: Crackle‘s new lineupCrackle_logo__130506185030-e1367866249933-275x75 unveiled at this morning’s NewFronts includes three new series Tightrope, Sports Jeopardy! and Sequestered and feature film The Throwaways executive produced by Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield. The Sony-owned video site also said Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee has been renewed for 24 more episodes (see below). Emmy winner Bryan Cranston exec produces the comedy series Tightrope, which replaces a character from a classic detective series with a modern-day actor to reshape the stories into contemporary comedy. Sports Jeopardy!, hosted by Dan Patrick, is a sports-themed version of the popular Jeopardy! game show. The 12-episode series Sequestered, starring Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, Patrick Warburton, and Bruce Davison, is set to premiere in August. The thriller focuses on a jury that’s sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications. Full descriptions of Crackle’s new and returning programming follows at the end of the post.
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Budweiser Dominates Super Bowl Ad Impact Studies

The brewer’s sentimental commercials seemed to trounce everyone else in the post-broadcast ad-rating competitions almost as much as the Seattle Seahawks did in its showdown with the Denver Broncos. Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” spot, depicting a bond between a Clydesdale horse and a puppy, won USA Today‘s Super Bowl Ad Meter. Budweiser Puppy Love adIt was the most-watched ad among TiVo users (the ranking includes replays among its DVR subscribers up to midnight PT). And the commercial contributed to Budweiser’s overwhelming lead in social media chatter according to ListenFirst’s Super Bowl Digital Index. It gave Bud an index score of 99.7 vs second-place Coca-Cola’s 78.4 in an analysis of activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Most of this year’s top-ranked spots were family friendly, a contrast to recent years when many advertisers tried to shock audiences with storylines that featured sex and flatulence. Other high rankers included Doritos’ “Cowboy Kid” (No. 2 for USAT, and No. 3 for TiVo), Doritos’ “Time Machine” (No. 4 for USAT, No. 5 for TiVo), Bud’s “Hero’s Welcome” (No. 3 at USAT), and RadioShack’s “The Phone Call” (No. 5 at USAT, No. 6 for TiVo). TiVo SVP Tara Maitra tells me that she was struck by the popularity of nostalgia, and by how many people stuck around to watch ads including “Puppy Love” that ran in the fourth quarter — when the game was already a blowout. It tells her that the Super Bowl has become “a live TV event, and people are watching it for different elements, not just the game itself.”

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Super Bowl Promo: ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion On Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars’

The long rumored Seinfeld reunion finally hit the airwaves during half-time at the Super Bowl in the form of an extended promo for a special edition of Jerry Seinfeld‘s Crackle series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Watch characters from the hit NBC comedy reunite for the first time in 16 years:

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Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Breaks 25 Million Streams On Crackle

By | Wednesday January 29, 2014 @ 11:45am PST

ComediansInCarsGettingCoffeeWith a record 25 million streams, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is now Crackle‘s No. 1 original series, the Sony-owned free video hub said today. Crackle announced a fourth season of the Jerry Seinfeld-starrer earlier this year, with six new episodes scheduled. Louis CK, Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt and Todd Barry are among Season 3′s guests. Howard Stern is slated to appear on the season finale on February 6. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is created, written and executive produced by Seinfeld.

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Web Teaser: Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 3

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 11:30am PST

Louis CK, Jay Leno, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, and Todd Barry are among the guests set for the new season on Crackle, the Sony-owned free video hub. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is created, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld — you might have heard of him. Here’s the trailer for Season 3, which goes live at January 2 at noon ET; watch for a drone, a DeLorean, and ruminations on Macy’s shirts, weird dreams, 56-year-old hookers and more:


From Crackle: Season 3 Trailer

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