Crackle Renews Seinfeld Series #TCA2015

Over-The-Top service Crackle has renewed Jerry Seinfeld’s hit series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee for a sixth season, the company said during its Television Critics Association Winter Tour event Tuesday.

The sixth season of the series, which showcases Seinfeld’s candid interviews with such stars as Jason Alexander, Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Mel Brooks, Howard Stern and Jon Stewart, will debut later this Spring, according to Crackle officials.

The OTT service also announced several stars for its original movie Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.  Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction), Dennis Miller (Dennis Miller Live, Thank You For Not Smoking), Brittany Daniel (The Game, Sweet Valley High) will join David Spade (Rules of Engagement) in the movie, which will debut on the service later this Spring.

Crackle also announced it will debut movies The Throwaways on Jan. 30 and Dead Rising: Watchtower on March 27, said company officials. 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.