Jerry Seinfeld will join the fray at 11:30 p.m., where he will compete with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. The New York Post reports that Seinfeld’s popular Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is moving into the competitive late-night time slot.
The series streams on Crackle, and the news is that Crackle will now drop new episodes of the program on Wednesdays at 11:30 p.m.
The report quotes Crackle general manager Eric Berger saying: “We felt it was warranted to be in that timeslot. It’s not a Web series in the traditional sense — in that people think about Web series in one category and think about premium video in another category.”
The Post notes: “Previous seasons of ‘Comedians in Cars’ debuted Thursdays at 12:01 a.m., so the move is more symbolic than substantial. It also allows ‘Comedians’ to compete in the same Emmy category as the late-night talk shows.”
The report notes that both Fallon and Colbert have appeared as guests on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”