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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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NBCUniversal Inks Film Streaming Deal With Sony’s Crackle

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 12:38pm PDT

Crackle_logo__130506185030-e1367866249933-275x75NBCUniversal is knocking out its exclusive multi-year streaming deals in short order. A day after NBCU’s Television & New Media Distribution arm announced a TV licensing pact with Hulu, it has unveiled a deal with Sony TV’s Crackle for ad-supported VOD rights to stream feature films from NBCU’s library. More than 140 titles will eventually roll out over the next three years on the multi-platform entertainment service, including the Miami Vice reboot, the war pic Jarhead, King Kong and the Ray Charles biopic Ray. The Sony-owned video hub is beefing up its film offerings to go with TV and its own original series, including the Jerry Seinfeld-fronted Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee that in January passed 25 million streams, making it Crackle’s No. 1 original. It recently was renewed for a fourth season. “Crackle is an innovative and growing new platform and we are excited that their viewers will be able to enjoy these great films from Universal’s film library,” Todd Whiting, SVP for NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, said about today’s deal.

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Crackle Inks First-Look Deal With ‘Chosen’ Creators Ben Ketai & Ryan Lewis

By | Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 3:26pm PST

Ben1lewis1EXCLUSIVE: Under the first-look deal, Chosen creators/EPS Ben Ketai (Beneath) and Ryan Lewis (Fat Kid Rules The World) will develop additional scripted projects for the multi-platform entertainment network. Sony-owned Crackle announced in December it had greenlit Chosen for a third season. Star Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) is returning and Rose McGowan (Charmed) has boarded the project as new character Josie Acosta. Sarah Roemer, Brandon Routh, and Caitlin Carmichael also will be back for the six-episode third season which will premiere at once later this year on the digital network. Milo Ventimiglia produces alongside Ketai and Lewis. The Crackle agreement is with Ketai and Lewis’ production company, APA-repped Dissident Pictures. APA brokered the deal along with Lewis’ attorney, Paul Miloknay.

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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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TCA: ‘I Do Like To Kill People’ Says Crackle’s ‘Chosen’ Star Rose McGowan

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 1:41pm PST

Rose McgowanRose McGowan plays new character Josie Acosta, a suburban mom and experienced hunter Josie Acosta the third season of Sony-owned Crackle‘s original series Chosen.

“I do like to kill people,” McGowan said of her attraction to the role — enough to bring her back to series TV. “I specialize in somebody who doesn’t f*** around,” she said, calling that the overarching curve of her career. “These guys have created that kind of role for me. I’ve shied away from television for a long time.” McGowan said when she got the script she did not know what Crackle was “because I watch the classic movie channel.”  But when she saw the series her response was, “this is bad-ass. What I love is action and smart action, and they don’t always go hand-in-hand. It’s smart, not just grunting and pointing (a gun). It’s cerebral — and then I get to kill people. That’s always a win for me.”

Last month Sony-owned Crackle greenlit original series Chosen for a third season, two days before the series’ Season 2 debut, continuing the story of Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia) and his family. Season 2 goes deeper into the deadly game the Mitchells were swept into and follows the lives of others who also received mysterious boxes forcing them to kill – or else. Ventimiglia exec produces alongside series creators Ben Ketai and Ryan Lewis of Dissident Pictures. Crackle’s portfolio of originals also … Read More »

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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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Crackle Renews ‘Chosen’ For Third Season

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 7:22am PST

Sony-owned Crackle has greenlit originalChad Michael Murray series Chosen for a third season. The announcement comes two days before the series’ Season 2 debut on Thursday which continues the story of Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia) and his family. Season 2 goes deeper into the deadly game the Mitchells were swept into and follows the lives of others who also received mysterious boxes forcing them to kill – or else. Ventimiglia exec produces alongside series creators Ben Ketai and Ryan Lewis of Dissident Pictures. Production on Season 3 begins December 17 in Los Angeles for a 2014 premiere on the digital network. Ben Ketai, Ryan Lewis and Dissident Pictures are repped by APA and Circle of Confusion.

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Crackle Announces New Series, Feature-Length Movies And More Jerry Seinfeld

By | Friday May 3, 2013 @ 9:24am PDT

Crackle announced eight new original programs today during its NewFronts upfront presentation in New York as well as the return of the Jerry Seinfeld series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, one of three series on the free digital network to get a second season. The Sony-owned Crackle’s first foray into feature-length movies will kick off with the martial arts pic Extraction starring Danny Glover coming in September and a sequel to Joe Dirt starring David Spade. Here are the full descriptions of the original programming: Read More »

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Web Teaser: Jerry Seinfeld’s New Crackle Series

By | Thursday July 5, 2012 @ 10:27am PDT

Jerry Seinfeld is stepping into the web series realm with Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which is set to premiere on Sony-owned video hub Crackle at 9 PM ET on July 19. A trailer for the series — which appears to be exactly what its title says it is — hit today, featuring the likes of Ricky Gervais, Larry David and Michael Richards, among others. There’s also a website. BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield already is saying Seinfeld could be a big enough name to score big on the web and outside the TV paradigm — much the same way Glenn Beck is attempting to do with his live-stream video network GBTV.

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Dominic Monaghan Joins Crackle Series ‘The Unknown’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 1:38pm PDT

Dominic Monaghan UnknownEXCLUSIVE: Dominic Monaghan has been cast as the narrator of Crackle‘s original horror-thriller anthology series The Unknown, which launches later this year on the Sony TV-owned multiplatform network. Monaghan (Lost, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy) will play a blogger who chronicles the unexplained phenomenon that occurs in each of the six half-hour episodes. He is repped by APA. Frances Fisher, William Atherton, Taryn Manning, Jay Ferguson, and Christina Pickles have signed on for the stand-alone episodes so far. Crackle’s first longform scripted show marks the latest push to expand its original longer-form series, joining such original content as drama Urban Wolf, comedy Backwash and the live-action/animated hybrid Issues. Chris Collins (Sons Of Anarchy) and former LucasFilm executive Steve Tzirlin are executive producing Unknown.

Related: Crackle Sets Cast And Directors For First Scripted Series ‘Unknown’ 

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Crackle Sets Cast And Directors For First Long-Form Scripted Series ‘Unknown’

By | Thursday March 22, 2012 @ 1:07pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Anthology drama series Unknown,’s first long-form scripted show, has assembled a cast and locked in directors. Frances Fisher (The Lincoln Lawyer), William Atherton (Life) and Taryn Manning (Hawaii Five-0) will star in installments of the thriller/horror anthology, which examines unexplained phenomena. Kevin Connolly (Entourage) will direct an episode featuring Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), visual effects specialist Sam Nicholson (The Walking Dead) will direct another episode featuring Christina Pickles, and APA-repped Martha Coolidge will directs the rest of the six half-hour episodes. Production on the series, executive produced by Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy) and former LucasFilm executive Steve Tzirlin, started last month for a launch later this year on the Sony Pictures TV-owned digital network Crackle.

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Sony’s Crackle Adds Animax Anime Channel

By | Tuesday January 17, 2012 @ 1:02pm PST

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online video streaming portal has added Animax anime channel to its lineup in  the U.S. and Canada. Animax features an extensive collection of anime content with curated updates and will be available on and via apps for tablets and other moble devices. “We are thrilled to bring new, exclusive anime series and films to Crackle fans, providing the widest distribution of free anime content on mobile and OTT devices,” said Sony Pictures TV EVP Eric Berger. Currently, 25 anime series and eight anime films are available on Crackle such as Blue Exorcist, Blood, Fist Of The North Star, Viper’s Creed and Durarara!!. Animax will also launch new series and movies Kurozuka (U.S. premiere exclusive to Crackle), Initial D, Fate/Zero, Ikki Tousen, Aquarion, Murder Princess, Kaena: The Prophecy, Vexille and Blood: The Last Vampire.

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