Spike Feresten Back! Esquire Brings ‘Car Matchmaker’ This Fall 2014

11th June 2014 by
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Spike is back!

Fans of comic Spike Feresten can do the happy dance, as Esquire Network announced today that it has greenlit production on new original series, ‘Car Matchmaker’.

The 13 episode series is hosted by comedian Spike Feresten and executive produced by Ellen Rakieten of Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, a division of Relativity Television.  The series is slated to premiere Fall 2014 on Esquire Network.

In each half hour episode, Feresten finds a guy in need of a car, gets to know him, and then draws upon his two decades of expertise and instinct to find three different cars perfectly suited to the buyer.

At the end of each episode, the perfect (hopefully) car is chosen.

Muscle cars, dad-mobiles, fantasy cars, you name it, Feresten will find it.

“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, Esquire Network. “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.”

We love cars too and go to auto shows all over the USA… usually with our friends at AutoWeek. Wonder if Spike will ever match anyone to the WORST.CAR.EVER…even MotorTrend agreed with me.

auto nightmare

The Youabian Puma, invented by an Arab prince with his allowance.

Feresten is best known as a writer for television programs such as “Seinfeld,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Saturday Night Live.” During his time on “Seinfeld,” he earned three Emmy nominations, including one for his well-known “Soup Nazi” episode.


Spike Feresten (R) – Heal the Bay’s Bring Back the Beach Gala – Arrivals – Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport – Santa Monica, CA, USA © Tony Lowe / PR Photos

In addition to “Seinfeld” and “Letterman,” Feresten also hosted his own Late Night series on FOX, “Talkshow with Spike Feresten” in which he executive produced and co-wrote for the series. Feresten has also written and developed other television comedy, penning episodes of “The Simpsons,” “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” and “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.”