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'Heroes Reborn: Digital Series' launching in conjunction with reboot

One week after asking viewers to submit their own sitcom ideas, NBC is again expanded its original programming, but this time online.

Heroes Reborn: Digital Series, an online prequel in conjunction with the previously announced Heroes miniseries from executive producer Tim Kring, will be among the first series to debut on NBC.com as part of the network’s new original online video initiative announced Tuesday. Also launching is an interactive series about the super fans who wait in the Saturday Night Live standby line, Saturday Night Line. READ FULL STORY

Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal

The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion’s vast library of art house films.

Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively to The Associated Press, weren’t disclosed, but both Hulu and Criterion said it will run for several years.

Since 2011, Criterion Collection films have streamed exclusively on Hulu Plus, Hulu’s monthly subscription streaming service. In a fractured streaming landscape, the partnership has been a rarity, making Hulu Plus the digital home to more than 800 movies in Criterion’s singular collection.

“It was important to us that Criterion actually have a home and have a strong central locus to which our audience could gather and know they were finding the breadth of the library,” said Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection.

For many movie buffs, the Criterion Collection is synonymous with the greatest classics of world cinema, from L’Avventura to Seven Samurai. Criterion is known for its lavish DVD and Blu-ray packages, many of which feature restorations of older films.

The Criterion-Hulu partnership is for many movie lovers the chief draw of the $7.99-a-month Hulu Plus. The service has more than 5 million members, according to Hulu. Hulu Plus is otherwise mostly driven by television content, featuring in-season shows from NBC, ABC and Fox. The audience for Criterion titles on Hulu Plus increased by more than 25 percent from 2012 to 2013, Hulu said.

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'Sleepy Hollow' fave Orlando Jones enrolls in Hulu's 'East Los High' for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Orlando Jones is getting out of Sleepy Hollow for a trip to East L.A.

EW has learned exclusively that the Sleepy fan favorite is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Hulu’s Los Angeles-set original series East Los High. Jones will guest as a host/announcer at a high-stakes dance competition.

East Los High, a sort of Hispanic Degrassi in that its storylines are rooted in high school drama and teen issues, is currently in production on season 2, which will premiere this summer.

Jones currently plays Capt. Irving on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, which returns for a second season in the fall.

Brit comedian Steve Delaney talks about his new Hulu sitcom 'Count Arthur Strong'

Never heard of veteran vaudeville star Count Arthur Strong? Don’t feel bad. He was never exactly a household name in his native U.K. Also? He doesn’t exist.

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Hulu's original programming slate includes Casey Wilson comedy, new season of 'The Awesomes'

Hulu’s originals lineup for the new year, announced this morning, is an amalgam both old favorites and a few new shows, with offerings like a Real Housewives parody starring Casey Wilson (watch EW’s exclusive debut of Hulu’s Hotwives of Orlando trailer), the second season of Seth Meyers’ The Awesomes, and the second season of Chris O’Dowd’s semi-autobiographical comedy Moone Boy.

“What I love about [our slate] is the diversity of the high-quality content that is there,” Charlotte Koh, head of development, tells EW. “I think that we’re doing the continued mission of bringing a great variety of carefully selected, hand-picked shows from all over the world in lots of different genres and I think that represents the fact that we have a sophisticated, curious audience that wants to try out television that feels distinctive.”

The launch of a supernatural comedy called Deadbeat, starring Tyler Labine (Reaper) and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley — Hulu’s first co-production with Lionsgate — and a second season of Hulu’s East Los High were also among the projects announced. Their full slate is detailed below. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2013: The streaming shows you may not have seen

When it comes to watching television on your computer, this may be known as the year we all (rightly) freaked out over Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, but there was more to streaming than just that fantastic prison comedy and drama about the inner workings of D.C.. If you have already binged on those, now is a great time to check out some other great streaming shows you may have missed. Below, check out ten of our picks, as well as how to watch them now – perfect for over the holidays. READ FULL STORY

'The Awesomes' scores second season on Hulu

Seth Meyers’ schedule just got even busier. He’ll return to Saturday Night Live with new “Weekend Update” co-anchor Cecily Strong by his side on Sept. 28, before taking over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Now, Hulu has ordered a second 10-episode season of The Awesomes, the animated superhero comedy he created with his Late Night with Seth Meyers producer Mike Shoemaker. The announcement comes today, as Part 1 of the show’s two-part season 1 finale hits Hulu. It concludes Sept. 26. READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who,' 'Sherlock,' and more coming to Hulu Plus

Fans just got another reason to never leave their computers: Hulu announced today Doctor Who, Top Gear, Sherlock, Luther, and other top BBC programs will be available on Hulu Plus in the fall.

Hulu Plus is the pay-per-month streaming service of Hulu.com. The site announced that certain episodes of all the shows will be free, as is their usual model.

Classic shows such as Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Upstairs, Downstairs, and Wallander will also be available. More shows will roll out through the end of the year, eventually leading to over 2,000 episodes of BBC Worldwide titles to stream.

“Hulu has enjoyed a strong collaboration with BBC Worldwide North America, from international co-productions to breakthrough exclusive shows that have been embraced in the U.S. by extremely passionate audiences,” said Andy Forssell, acting CEO and Senior Vice President of Content for Hulu in a release. “By adding this expansive collection of premium BBC Worldwide programming, Hulu Plus solidifies its role as a top streaming platform for the best British programming available in the U.S.”
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'The Mindy Project': Watch season 2's premiere online

Spoiler alert: In the first episode of The Mindy Project‘s second season, all of our heroine’s problems are solved forever.

Er… maybe not. But at least you won’t have to wait any longer to see how things quickly get messy again. Today, Fox posted an early preview of Mindy‘s second season premiere online — one week before its Sept. 17 broadcast debut. The episode — titled “All My Problems Solved Forever” — follows Mindy (Mindy Kaling) to Haiti, where she’s struck by a sudden ailment. It also features a guest turn by James Franco as Dr. Paul Leotard, whose name is enough to build anticipation.

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Hulu CEO insists: We don't think like a network

To (incorrectly) paraphrase LL Cool J, don’t call it a network. The idea of TV is definitely shifting, especially given Netflix’s 14 Emmy nominations this year, and Hulu is helping push that concept even further, to the point that it doesn’t relate to the traditional network model.

“We’re not really a network, we’re not really a studio,” Hulu acting CEO Andy Forssell told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “We’re a distributor at heart.” Forssell says Hulu goes out “looking for voices,” as opposed to networks that try to find shows that fit their point of view. “If there’s a theme, it’s that there is no theme.”

But like a network, Hulu has a full slate of new shows, four of which had panels during today’s TCA presentation: The Awesomes, Quick Draw, The Wrong Mans, and Behind the Mask. And, as Forssell promised, the shows run the genre gamut from action-comedy and docuseries to western-comedy and animated superhero adventure.
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Seth Meyers' 'Awesomes' website launches with new trailer

TheAwesomes.com, the site for the 10-episode animated series from Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker debuting Aug. 1 on Hulu, just went live, and we’ve got your first look at a new trailer below.

The story revolves around the greatest superhero team in history and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. Those remaining are led by Professor Doctor Awesome (a.k.a. Prock), voiced by Meyers, who’s attempting to fill his father’s shoes.

Click here for a rundown of other characters, voiced by Taran Killam, Bill Hader, and Kenan Thompson among others.
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Netflix adds 'New Girl' in exclusive deal

Who’s that girl? It’s Jess — available exclusively on Netflix.

The streaming service announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television to air full seasons of the comedy hit. New Girl‘s entire first season, which aired originally between September 2011 and May 2012, is available to watch instantly as of today; Netflix will add subsequent seasons after they’re broadcast on Fox.

New Girl has proven to be the biggest breakout sitcom hit of the season and we are thrilled to be able offer it so quickly to our U.S. subscribers,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.  “We know our members love comedies and that they’ll enjoy watching all the current and future episodes of New Girl whenever and wherever they want.”

A source confirms that the full current season of New Girl will no longer be available to stream on Hulu, as it has been in the past. Instead, only the most recently aired five episodes from the comedy’s current season will be available on Netflix’s rival site; subscribers and authenticated users can watch these episodes the day after they air on Fox, while everyone else can view them eight days after air. Five episodes from previous seasons of New Girl will be available on Hulu as well.

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Fox's 'The Goodwin Games' premieres early online -- read EW's review

Already missing your television faves after all the season finales this week? Then it’s time to get obsessed with some new summer shows. Fox’s The Goodwin Games premiered online today ahead of its official May 20 release. The pilot, from the creators of How I Met Your Mother, is streaming now on Hulu. After watching the first episode, I’m curious to see where the story, about three grown-up siblings playing an elaborate game to compete for their recently deceased dad’s fortune, goes from here: What will the next challenge of the game be? Who else is going to show up alongside the siblings’ journey? Perhaps most importantly, will there always be this much Morse code in a 22-minute episode?

Check out EW’s official review of The Goodwin Games below: READ FULL STORY

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