Is Netflix trying to become the new home of comedy?
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are heading there and Jerry Seinfeld is on his way.
Deadline.com reported that the detail-oriented stand-up comedian who became a household name with his eponymous sitcom about nothing, and later resuraced with occasional projects like Bee Movie and the web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has signed an exclusive deal with the growing content provider.
Comedians in Cars will move to Netflix, leaving a gaping hole at Sony's crackle.com, its former home. Also included will be two new Seinfeld stand-up specials as well as the development of scripted and non-scripted comedy programming.
Netflix will get its first batch of episodes of Comedians in Cars in late 2017, when it will also become the home of all past episodes.
"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," Seinfeld said.
More 'White Men'
Earthbound white men, who are among the most aggrieved members of society have something new to be upset about.
The 1992 Woody Harrelson-Wesley Snipes basketball comedy White Men Can't Jump is getting a remake from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, and center Ryan Kalil of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, who will be producing and, thankfully, not starring.
It's difficult to imagine how Griffin could hustle anybody on a basketball court.
Alex's lemon aid
Alex Rodriguez, who made piles of money as prodigious as his juide-aided homers during an incredible career in baseball, is going to host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes.
The network said Tuesday it ordered a pilot. The show's working title is Back in the Game.
Rodriquez and other mentors will assist one cash-strapped ex-athlete looking to land a job or build a business.
Former NFL star and Kelly Ripa sidekick Michael Strahan (Good Morning America) is among the executive producers.
Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 season following an investigation of his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. He was released by the New York Yankees last August with more than a season left on his $325 million, 10-year contract.
Betty White celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday.
Happy birthday to her.
Trevor Noah, who's turned the strong comedic fodder of a Donald Trump presidency into a strong run on The Daily Show, is coming to the Tower Theater on Friday, April 7.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at TicketMaster.com.
Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment has picked up distribution rights to the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me.
The film, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac, will be released on June 16, what would have been Tupac's 46th birthday.
Chelsea Handler told Variety.com that she's personally blaming Donald Trump's election on the Kardashians.
"The way these people have blown up and don't go away - it's surreal. Everyone is for sale. We're looking at a man that gets mad at Vanity Fair for reviewing his restaurant poorly. By the way, have you ever been to that restaurant? It's the biggest piece of garbage you've ever walked into. That place looks like a Southwest airport lounge. It's the worst."
- Daily News wire services
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