Jerry Seinfeld hit with lawsuit over Netflix series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Jerry Seinfeld hit with lawsuit over Netflix series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Comedians in cars getting... court dates.

Jerry Seinfeld's legal team is battling a lawsuit over his hit Netflix show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which first debuted in 2012, TMZ reports. Six years later, a producer named Christian Charles is slapping Seinfeld with a lawsuit claiming he's the show's real creator.

Charles says he first pitched Seinfeld the idea 16 years ago, but Seinfeld wasn't into it. Then, in 2011, Seinfeld allegedly had a change of heart and reached out to Charles to further develop the idea. After that discussion, Charles says, Seinfeld moved forward with the concept and filmed a pilot while refusing to give Charles any creative credit or financial stake.

Jerry's attorney, Orin Snyder, issued a firm statement in response: "This lawsuit is delusional," Snyder said. "Jerry independently created 'Comedians in Cars' and Mr. Charles only concocted this claim after the show became a commercial success. We are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere."

The popular show features a different famous face each episode -- primarily comics, but occasionally other figures, including President Barack Obama and "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels. Jerry then conducts a long-form interview, more like a conversation, as the two head to a local coffee shop in an area familiar to the guest.

Charles claims Seinfeld is compensated $750,000 per episode, and he wants a cut.