Press release from Crackle, Aug. 5, 2015:
Crackle, the streaming television network, unveiled its expanding lineup of original programming and announced premiere dates for its first one-hour drama series, “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid, Christian Cooke, Kate Bosworth and Cary Elwes; stop-motion animated comedy “SuperMansion” executive produced and voiced by Bryan Cranston, the seventh season of flagship non-scripted series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starring Jerry Seinfeld and a new cycle of live weekly game show series, “Sports Jeopardy!” hosted by Emmy Award winning sportscaster Dan Patrick.
Crackle also announced added features to its revolutionary new “Always On” design that will create a seamless streaming experience, mirroring programmed linear TV viewing. As soon as a viewer launches the Crackle app, a scheduled program will immediately begin playing and consumers can simultaneously browse for something else in the channel guide while continuing to watch what’s currently on. In addition, Crackle will offer multiple channels of themed content that will vary throughout day parts – daytime, primetime and late night. Each will have programs that are curated and scheduled – providing ease in discoverability while still allowing for on demand streaming. “Always On” is currently available on the Roku platform and will be launching on a variety of other platforms this fall.
“At Crackle, we made a commitment to deliver quality, breakthrough original programs,” said Eric Berger, EVP of Sony Pictures Television Digital Networks and GM, Crackle.” “This year, we’re really upping our game, delivering compelling programs that will differentiate us in the growing streaming marketplace and building an innovative, yet familiar viewing experience that complements our originals and library content.”
As announced at the bi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association today, full descriptions and premiere dates for new and returning original programming are as follows:
THE ART OF MORE
First One-Hour Scripted Drama – 10 Episodes; All Episodes Premiere Thursday, November 19
A groundbreaking, one-hour drama set in the high-stakes world of New York City auction houses, “The Art of More” stars Dennis Quaid (Any Given Sunday, “Vegas”), Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) and Christian Cooke (“Magic City”). The series follows Graham Connor (Cooke), a blue-collar hustler who leverages his way into the exclusive realm of premium auction houses by exploiting connections to smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of a competing auction house, and their rivalry, chemistry and intrigue are at the heart of this drama. Created by Chuck Rose and Gardner Stern (“NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order”), who serve as the series writers and executive producers. Also serving as executive producers are Quaid, Laurence Mark (Last Vegas, Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls), Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, “The Shield”) and Tamara Chestna.
First Stop-Motion Animated Series – 13 Episodes; First Three Episodes Premiere Thursday, October 8; New Episodes Weekly Through December 17
Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) stars as the voice of Titanium Rex, leader of The League of Freedom, a motley band of super heroes that has seen better days. Titanium Rex struggles to live with and fight alongside the Millennial-aged, often lackadaisical members of The League of Freedom as they battle against arch-enemies and struggle to remain relevant in a world overcome with heroes. The stop-motion animated comedy comes from the minds of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, creators of the Emmy-winning “Robot Chicken.” “SuperMansion” also stars the voices of Seth Green (“Family Guy”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”), Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and an incredible roster of guest stars. Cranston also serves as executive producer, alongside Green, John Harvatine, Eric Towner and James Degus. Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells of “Robot Chicken” are creators, writers and executive producers.
COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE, SEASON 7
Flagship Original Unscripted Series – 6 Episodes; Premieres Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30pm ET; New Episodes Every Wednesday at 11:30pm ET
Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld assembles an incredible lineup of comedians to join him for a seventh season of the highly anticipated series. New episodes will anchor Crackle’s late night time slot. Sponsored by Acura, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld and Embassy Row. Seasons one through six are currently streaming on Crackle.
Live Game Show Series – 52 Episodes Will Stream Weekly Beginning Wednesday, September 23
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick (“The Dan Patrick Show”), “Sports Jeopardy!” begins a second season as the only streaming game show on television. The brand-new season immediately follows Season 1’s championships, which will stream Sept. 9 to Sept. 16. The 30-minute game show combines the excitement and prestige of the Emmy-winning “Jeopardy!” with the rich and diverse world of sports. “Sports Jeopardy!” allows for a unique level of interactivity as viewers can download the mobile game which interacts with the show as a second screen application. New episodes will be available 52 weeks/year. “Sports Jeopardy!” is executive produced by Harry Friedman and Sony Pictures Television. Season one is currently streaming on Crackle.