TV Quick Hits: ‘Designated Survivor’ casting; ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ moving; ‘Royal Pains’ star’s new show
Let’s begin this edition of TV Quick Hits with one of the most surprising announcements of the entire day: Jerry Seinfeld is moving “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” over to a new home in Netflix!
The streaming giant today confirmed that the show, which to date has been a product of Crackle, will be airing exclusively on the streaming provider later this year when a new season officially arrives. Past episodes of the show are also going to navigate over there at this time. In addition to all of this, Seinfeld will also appear in multiple standup specials for the service. It’s a great pact, and it almost makes you bummed out that old episodes of “Seinfeld” are not coming along for the ride. (Those episodes are over on Hulu.)
In a statement, Jerry had the following to say about joining the family:
“When I first started thinking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points … I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand up comedy as I do, but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.”
As for some other news…
“Designated Survivor” casts Rob Morrow – In a post on Instagram, Morrow confirmed that he will be recurring on the ABC show later this season. That’s great news — we’ve always appreciated his work, but over the past several years it’s felt more like he has spent the bulk of his time working more behind the camera than in front of it.
New Mark Feuerstein comedy – We’ve always loved the “Royal Pains” star, and are very pleased with the idea of him potentially starring in a CBS comedy.
The network officially ordered a pilot on Tuesday in “9J, 9K and 9L,” which will be written by Feuerstein alongside Dana Klein (who will executive-produce alongside him). The premise here is based on his own life, and revolves around a man who lives in the same building that he grew up in, and in extremely close proximity to both his parents and also his brother and sister-in-law. The idea here certainly seems to be perfect for the CBS wheelhouse.
We’ll get a better chance to see what the network thinks of the pilot come May, when they announce their full schedule. (Photo: CBS.)