Esquire revs up “Car Matchmaker” series

Esquire Network has begun production on a 13 x 30-minute original series entitled Car Matchmaker, set to premiere this fall. (Pictured: host Spike Feresten)
June 12, 2014

NBCUniversal-owned Esquire Network has begun production on a 13 x 30-minute original series entitled Car Matchmaker, set to premiere this fall.

The series will follow comedian and host Spike Feresten (pictured) – a former writer on the sitcom Seinfeld - as he tries to match participants with their ideal cars. Each person is given a choice of three vehicles to choose from, and at the end of each episode, just one is selected.

Car Matchmaker is exec produced by Ellen Rakieten of Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, a division of Relativity Television.

“Spike has been his friends’ go-to car buying guy for years, and his passion for and knowledge about cars is truly remarkable,” said Matt Hanna, head of original programming for Esquire Network, in a statement.

“There’s definitely a lot of fun to be had with the format and the material in this new series, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Spike, Ellen and her outstanding production team at Rakieten Entertainment,” he added.

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