Good news: Hulu will enable its premium subscribers to catch one of the underappreciated gems of 2014—You’re the Worst.
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Manhattan Love Story isn’t over quite yet. After ABC canceled the ailing rom-com, Hulu has picked up the series’ seven unaired episodes.
The streaming service will roll out the episodes every Thursday, beginning Dec. 4. Manhattan Love Story, which stars Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman, was the first new fall show to be canceled when the network pulled the plug after just four episodes. Ratings for the premiere were underwhelming and only plummeted further, with the fourth episode delivering only 2.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49.
Hulu’s announcement came just one week after it picked up the six unaired episodes a fellow ABC flop Selfie. New episodes of Selfie are available on the streaming service every Tuesday.
Prepare to binge…
Hulu and Viacom have extended their streaming deal.
Shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET, and Logo will be added to the online streaming service, Hulu’s senior vice president and head of content, Craig Erwich, announced on Tuesday.
“Today, I am excited to share the news that we are extending our partnership with Viacom—to continue bringing thousands of episodes from some of Viacom’s most popular series and a selection of kids content to Hulu,” Erwich wrote.
Hulu Kids will now offer titles from Nickelodeon that have never been on the site before, including—90s kids rejoice—Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, and more. Additionally, Hulu Kids will also add a selection of Latino kid’s programming in Spanish from Nickelodeon, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As for comedies, full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, and more, will be made available. Reality additions include Catfish, 16 & Pregnant, Snooki & JWoww, and more, with Workaholics, Faking It, and Hot in Cleavland rounding out the scripted series.
The new shows and episodes will be added over the coming weeks.
Party Down, Rob Thomas’ excellent show about caterers/struggling actors and other show-business types, criminally lasted only two seasons. But as of today, all of its hilarious episodes are streaming on Hulu Plus; the first five episodes are also streaming for a limited time for free on Hulu.com. There’s just one way to celebrate: By watching Martin Starr hit Ryan Hansen a bunch of times in this exclusive blooper reel. READ FULL STORY
It’s a good time to be a Sleepy Hollow binger.
Starting today, the first season will be exclusively streamed on Hulu Plus in anticipation of the show’s season 2 premiere on Sept. 22. The streaming rights to the popular Fox show is a coup for Hulu Plus, which charges subscribers $7.99 a month and lets paying viewers have access to new episodes the day after airing.
Sleepy Hollow follows the heroic exploits of a risen-from-the-dead Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) as he fights a plethora of supernatural bad guys with police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie).
The pilot episode of Selfie, ABC’s new comedy inspired by My Fair Lady, is now available to stream on Hulu weeks ahead of its September premiere.
The show follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a social-media maven who has thousands of followers in her internet life but no friends in her real life. To remedy this problem, she turns to marketing expert Henry (John Cho) to help her go from a technology-obsessed internet celebrity to someone who can connect with humans in the real world.
Watching The Awesomes after watching Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit jarring: Both the cartoon show and the Marvel movie focus on unlikely superheroes who crack jokes while stumbling through life, making The Awesomes almost the perfect companion piece to the movie. If only it were funnier.
The show, co-created by Saturday Night Live alum and current Late Night host Seth Meyers, premiered a year ago on Hulu with 10 episodes and was liked enough to get a second season. It’s easy to see why it was popular: Its cast features a roster of past and present SNL players, including Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson, and it’s about superheroes—quirky, clumsy superheroes at that. And, as the success of Guardians of the Galaxy goes to show, all superheroes don’t have to be perfect. READ FULL STORY
Look, I don’t want any drama—I don’t want any drama—but I’m also not totally on board with The Hotwives of Orlando, a new Bravo-spoofing comedy that debuted on Hulu at midnight Tuesday. (Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all seven 22-minute episodes right now; Hulu Plus-less plebes can only see the first two today, while the rest will be released on a week-to-week basis.)
The basic gist: A large ensemble of ladies you already love (or should love), including Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, and The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, don an assortment of skintight dresses and tacky wigs to play the titular Hotwives, archetypes familiar to anyone who’s caught an episode (or 500) of Bravo’s indomitable Real Housewives franchise. Wilson is Tawny St. John (chyron: “Trophy Wife”), a Gretchen Rossi-esque bimbo who’s both having a hot affair with her trainer (played by… Joey McIntyre?!) and caring for her deathly ill husband (played by the delightful Stephen Tobolowsky; the joke is he isn’t actually dying). Schaal is Amanda Simmons, a Kim Richards-ian former child star (read: she appeared in prune juice commercials) whose drug addiction and alcoholism is played for uncomfortable laughs. Kinsey is Amanda’s sister Crystal, a devout Christian modeled on Orange County’s Alexis Bellino. READ FULL STORY
Fans of Lauren Oliver’s YA dystopian tale Delirium, you’re in luck.
A TV show based on Delirium, which centers on a society in which love is considered a disease, was originally developed in 2013 at Fox. The network didn’t pick up the Emma Roberts-starring show to series, but now WIGS and Hulu are bringing its pilot online — but only for a month.
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
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