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Hulu Introduces Ultimate Streaming Destination Designed For Your Favorite Furry Friends

April 1st, 2015 by Editor

Today, Hulu rolls out Hulu Pets, the newest collection of content targeted for the four-legged TV lover.  From the very beginning, Hulu has proven to put the viewer first with the introduction of Hulu Latino and Hulu Kids. Now with the addition of Hulu Pets, we are proud to say that we are cornering the BARKet, and providing premium content for some of the most lovable members of our families – our pets.

Over half of Hulu viewing is done in the living room, but who’s to say that while the humans are away, the animals won’t press play?  With the addition of new premium content and originals made specifically for animals, tails will be wagging in front of the TV screen for weeks and months to come!

On Hulu Pets, owners and pets alike can find content to enjoy together and separately.

Discover some of the amazing new content created just for your pets!

Clawed City

Follow two feisty felines as they take a nibble out of the Big Apple. Will they claw their way to the top or make a mess of all nine lives?


The Real Pugs of Portland

The hairy hijinks of the hippest breed in Portland are sure to leave you breathless and drooling. From dog park drama to the hottest local fire hydrant, get inside the lives of PDX’s most provocative pugs.


The Bark

Tune into into the newest canine competition of the day, featuring America’s top dog vocalists. Do these pups have what it takes to howl with the pros? Featuring celebrity cat judges Simon Meowell, Furry Connick Jr., and Feral.


Bone Appétit

Watch as the animal kingdom’s most ambitious chefs compete to please the most difficult pet palates. Who will be crowned the King of Kibble and who will end up as fish food? With drama this tasty, you’ll be left begging at the table for more.


Think we’re kitten? Go to www.hulu.com/hulu-pets to watch all the great content available now on Hulu Pets.

Happy Watching!

Hulu Orders New Original Series from Emmy® Award-Winner Jason Katims

March 23rd, 2015 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

Today, we are proud to announce that Emmy Award-winner® Jason Katims and writer/creator Jessica Goldberg are the latest talented storytellers to join Hulu with their captivating new drama series, The Way.

From the struggles of a football team and family in Friday Night Lights, to the joys, heartaches and headaches of four siblings in Parenthood, Katims is known for shows that evoke emotion and complex characters.

The Way is no different. This 10-episode series will examine a family at the center of a controversial faith–based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power.

The Way comes to Hulu from Universal Television and is Katims’ first non-network television series and also the first to premiere on a streaming service.

Katims will executive produce and showrun The Way through his production company True Jack Productions, alongside Michelle Lee and Jessica Goldberg who will also executive produce the series.

The Way will go into production this summer and will join our growing slate of original programming, including event series 11/22/63 from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams starring James Franco; comedy series Difficult People produced by Amy Poehler with stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner; Casual, a comedy series from Oscar® nominated Director Jason Reitman; and the first long-form project from Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team.

Katims has written and produced some of the most compelling dramas and we cannot wait to bring this provocative take on a family in a controversial, dangerous and thrilling world to Hulu.

Take these Cookiesssss! Hulu grabs exclusive streaming rights to hit series Empire for all past and future episodes.

March 19th, 2015 by Lisa Holme Vice President, Content Acquisition

Today, Hulu is very proud to announce that we are investing in Empire’s IPO, and we think it’s gonna be huge. Take that, Boo Boo Kitty.

In a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Hulu becomes the exclusive SVOD home to TV’s biggest hit of the year…airing current AND future episodes.

Coming off an explosive first season, Empire has skyrocketed to become broadcast’s No. 1 new series. The exciting drama remains the only primetime broadcast series that has grown week to week in viewers throughout its first ten episodes, an impressive ratings feat not achieved in at least 23 years!

To help prove what a pop culture phenomenon this show has become, this week, the Empire soundtrack hit #1 on the Billboard’s 200 Album Chart, marking the first time a TV soundtrack has opened at #1 since 2010. Each episode includes music by producer Timbaland, and features guest vocalists Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love, Estelle, among others.

Check out the Hulu-curated tray of Empire’s hit songs from season one: http://www.hulu.com/browse/picks/empire-top-tracks

Don’t be left out. Head to Hulu now to join the legion of Empire fans buzzing about this drama-fueled family dynasty.

The Wiggles Go Exclusive in the US on Hulu

March 4th, 2015 by Andrew Thomas Content Acquisition

After selling out countless stadiums and entertaining children all around the globe, The Wiggles are coming to Hulu!

In our new deal with Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Ready Steady Wiggle Series 2, the latest series from the Fab Four of the hugely popular children’s group, will make its US debut exclusively on Hulu. We are also proud to announce that Hulu will be home to all episodes The Wiggles’ Ready, Steady, Wiggle series.

We are thrilled to be the US streaming destination to catch Anthony (Blue), Simon (Red), Emma (Yellow) and Lachy (Purple). The series is the number one children’s program in Australia and now all 104 episodes, plus over 120 songs, from the talented group will be available to stream exclusively in the US to Hulu subscribers and will stream commercial-free within the Kids section of Hulu.

Each episode of their latest Ready, Steady, Wiggle series provides early educational learning tools and lessons through elements such as live music, rhyming games and simple story telling. The Wiggles base all the fun they have in each episode on an understanding of children and how to engage the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child. This foundation combined with fantastic sing-a-longs and dance breaks makes Ready, Steady, Wiggle! a hit for preschool children. We can’t wait to see our youngest Hulu fans getting into the groove with The Wiggles!

The Wiggles’ Ready, Steady, Wiggle series will join Zou as the second preschool series exclusively available on Hulu and is the perfect addition to our growing offering of premium children’s programming. We also recently announced that Doc McStuffins and more titles from the Disney Junior family will soon be coming to Hulu – so be sure to head to our Kids section to stream all your favorites and top programs for children in all age groups!


Disney Junior’s Hit Doc McStuffins and more coming soon to Hulu

March 3rd, 2015 by Rodrigo Mazon Director, Content Acquisitions

Come let the visit begin, the Doc is in! Today, we are pleased to announce that Hulu will soon be your exclusive subscription streaming home to all episodes of the Emmy®-nominated, popular kids series – and a favorite for my daughter and son – Doc McStuffins. The series comes to us in our very first deal with Disney Junior and will make its debut on Hulu this spring.

In addition to Doc McStuffins, we will be adding even more series from the trusted Disney brand to Hulu. All episodes of Disney Junior’s Handy Manny and Bunnytown will also soon available to stream commercial-free for subscribers in Hulu’s Kids section.

Bringing the Disney brand to Hulu marks a huge growth for Kids offering. As a dad, I have firsthand experience into the popularity and positive influence shows like Doc McStuffins have with kids. Not only do I know the opening song for the series by heart, but I also know how great of a role model Doc is for young girls and boys all over the world. And, now that the series is coming to Hulu, I can look forward to being able to stream episodes in a safe, commercial-free kids environment on everything from our TVs to our tablets.

Doc McStuffins, Handy Manny and Bunnytown will join full seasons of kids series on Hulu including Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, WordWorld, Zou, Caillou and more. Hulu makes it easy to watch and discover top kids programming for all ages, and is also the only streaming video on-demand service to offer current seasons of Nickelodeon content. 

We are proud to offer an experience within the Kids section of Hulu that makes it easy for subscribers to watch their favorite kids shows at home or on-the-go. Recommended programming within the Kids section of Hulu is restricted to other commercial-free children’s programming so children can quickly and securely jump to their favorite shows – and parents can be rest-assured that their kids are provided with endless hours of entertainment.

Be sure to check out our Kids section to catch Disney Junior content soon, as well as new kids titles & episodes that are added to Hulu daily!


What do a Seal, a Tiger, a Penguin and a Dragon have in common? They are all the stars of the Hulu Original Behind the Mask premiering today!

February 26th, 2015 by Mitchell Squires Public Relations Manager

The critically acclaimed 2014 Emmy®-nominated second season takes a peek into the colorful and never-before-seen world of sports mascots. Told from four mascots’ perspectives, Behind the Mask takes an authentic look at the sports world’s most unsung heroes.

Joel Zimei, dubbed the Cal Ripken of mascots, has never missed a game in his 15 years as the ever-popular “Lou Seal” for the San Francisco Giants.

Chris Hall is a 25-year-old freelance mascot who struggles with autism and severe anxiety, but is passionate about mascotting and finds an inner strength and confidence when inside a mascot suit.

The first female mascot to appear on the show, 17-year-old Navey Baker is the embodiment of her “Tiger” character – fierce, confident and the king of her jungle: Gilbert High School in Gilbert Arizona.

Returning from season one, AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton mascot Chad is giving it one last shot to make it to the pros.

Funny, entertaining and heartwarming, check out the show that tells the moving stories of these real-life Clark Kents.

Hulu Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home to All Episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

February 19th, 2015 by Lisa Holme Vice President, Content Acquisition

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is one of the most-watched shows in the world—but we’re big fans of TV here at Hulu, and we had a feeling there was still more watching to be watched. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that the full series of CSI will soon be available to stream, only on Hulu with your Plus subscription.

Not many series have achieved global phenomenon status quite like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After winning multiple Emmy® Awards, spawning three spinoffs, holding the title as one of the longest running scripted shows in U.S. history, and consistently being ranked television’s #1 drama series, CSI will make its streaming debut on Hulu.

In a multi-year agreement with CBS, Hulu is now the exclusive subscription streaming home to TV’s biggest drama. This deal marks the first time CSI has ever been licensed to a streaming service – that’s more than 300 episodes of groundbreaking storytelling that will soon be available to watch with your Hulu subscription. Put another way, you do nothing but watch CSI, taking no breaks for bathroom / food, and it would fill almost 2 weeks. You could probably qualify as a certified detective after all that!

All episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will become available on Hulu in April. The series will be joined by all previous seasons of CBS’s Elementary, which will be available exclusively to Hulu through a previous deal with CBS. Hulu is also the home to more than 5,300 library episodes of popular CBS programming, and all previous seasons of The Good Wife and the police procedural Blue Bloods.

Check out the official announcement below for more details. Happy streaming!



Multi-Year Agreement With CBS Marks the First Time the Award-Winning

Crime Drama Has Ever Been Licensed to an SVOD Service

SANTA MONICA, CA (February 19, 2015) – Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights to all previous seasons of CBS’s award-winning, critically acclaimed crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, it was announced today by Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, and Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation. All episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu with a Plus subscription beginning early April.

Through the multi-year agreement, Hulu subscribers will be able to stream more than 300 episodes and all complete past seasons of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Hulu also becomes the exclusive SVOD home to all episodes of the series, and will add full libraries of past seasons ahead of future series premieres. The deal marks the first time CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has ever been licensed to an SVOD service.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered in the fall of 2000 with big ratings, ground-breaking production values and a storytelling form that influenced a generation of crime dramas. The series ranked as television’s number one drama for seven seasons and became a global phenomenon, earning the title of the “most-watched show in the world” on five separate occasions, most recently in 2012.  CSI has also developed into major a franchise for CBS, spawning three television spin-offs, books, video games and CSI: The Experience, an interactive educational exhibit about forensic science that travels around the world.  

CSI is one of the most popular television franchises in the world and we could not be more thrilled to make all episodes available to Hulu subscribers,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu. “This deal not only represents a huge growth in our offering of premium content, but it also represents an expansion in our partnership with CBS. We look forward to working with CBS to continue making some of the best shows on television available for viewers to stream on more screens in the future.”

“The original series from the most successful franchise in television history has been licensed to the SVOD market for the first time,” said Koondel. “This agreement and previous deals with our partners at Hulu further validates how well CBS procedural dramas perform on subscription services.  And, at a time when the CBS Television Network is getting ready to premiere the next generation of the CSI franchise with CSI: Cyber, it’s very exciting to make available all 14 seasons of the show that started it all to Hulu subscribers and CSI’s passionate fan base.”

Hulu will also soon become the exclusive SVOD home to all previous seasons of the CBS crime drama Elementary.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation joins more than 5,300 library episodes of popular CBS programming added to Hulu last year in an expanded licensing deal with the Network. In separate deals, Hulu acquired non-exclusive subscription streaming rights to previous seasons of The Good Wife and the police procedural Blue Bloods.

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 About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, POP (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

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Introducing Watchlist

February 17th, 2015 by Devin Elston Product Manager

Today, we are excited to introduce Watchlist, a new, easier way to keep track of your favorite content on Hulu.

Whether you’re watching great daily shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a guilty pleasure like Jane the Virgin, re-watching a favorite like The X-Files, or even checking out a classic film from the Criterion Collection, there’s so much great content to watch on Hulu. On the product team, we’re always working to make it easy to sit down and watch your favorites without having to think about where you left off in each.

Currently, you can do this with our features like Queue and Favorites, or by going straight to your Shows You Watch tray – but with Watchlist, we’re making it even simpler. We’ve taken the best aspects of these three features, and turned them into a single, smarter place to keep track of your content. The result is a Hulu experience that is easier and more personalized than ever before, that’s easily accessible across all your devices.

Watchlist makes it easy to save any episode, clip, movie or show that you’d like to watch later. Simply add it to your Watchlist by clicking the “+” button on PCs, iPhones, and iPads or the “add to Watchlist” button on gaming consoles, connected TVs and set-top boxes and Android devices. When you start watching a new show, future episodes will automatically be added to your Watchlist.

Watchlist dynamically tailors the order of your content to match how you watch TV. Shows that have new episodes or shows you’re binging on will be prioritized in the Watchlist order over shows or movies you haven’t started yet.  Watchlist even learns from you, and gets smarter over time. The more content you watch on Hulu – the more personalized Watchlist will become. For example, if you always watch the latest episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine the moment it’s available each week, Watchlist will make sure it’s the first thing you see. When you get caught up on that, the next show you’re watching will make its way to the front.

Since Watchlist knows exactly where you are in each show, we’ve made it easier than ever to start watching. On your PC, iPhone, or iPad you will see your next episode shown in your Watchlist tray so you can start watching with just one click. The new Play All button on living room devices lets you sit back and be taken through all the content in your Watchlist.

Watchlist is currently available on Hulu.com, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TV models, PS3, Amazon Fire TV & the latest Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Over the coming months, we’ll be working bring Watchlist to many other devices too. Everyone will be updated to Watchlist later this year but you can get it now by going to Hulu.com/getwatchlist.

We hope you’ll love Watchlist as much as you love all the shows in it. Get it today, and be sure to let us know what you think!

You’ve Been Drafted: Vote for Your Favorite Super Bowl Ad with Toyota AdZone

January 22nd, 2015 by Editor

There is only one event throughout the year that combines America’s love of sports, chips & dips from all over the world, and the best commercials of the year.  The Super Bowl IS that event. 

Pitting Tom Brady and Russell Wilson against each other, the New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, February 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium. In between placing bets, painting your face and screaming at the TV, we here at Hulu know exactly what the best part of the event is: the ads!

That’s why today we’re happy to bring you the ultimate advertising experience for the fifth year in a row with the launch of Toyota AdZone.

Toyota AdZone brings the best in Super Bowl advertising all to one place! It features the most comprehensive library of Super Bowl ads past and present, and allows fans to vote in real-time for their favorite game day commercial!

Just head to Toyota AdZone today on your tablet, mobile phone or laptop to watch leaked ads, teasers and commercials from Super Bowl XLIX before game day, with new ads being added daily!  Looking for a specific ad from Super Bowl’s past? No problem! We have curated categories of some of the most memorable commercials so that you can get your fix of what you’re in the mood to watch, including:

- The Funniest Game Day Ads of 2014

- Super Bowl Ads that Inspire

- Best Celebrity Cameos

- Best Super Bowl Ads of All Time

- And more!

We’ll be adding more ads up through the Super Bowl and – on Super Bowl Sunday – be sure to head over to Toyota AdZone because we are letting YOU pick your favorite ads of 2015. Simply vote and share your favorite ads with the click of a button. Although you might not have a say in whether your favorite team wins or loses, with Toyota AdZone you can make sure your voice is heard for your favorite ad! So sit back, place your votes and enjoy the biggest ads of the year on Toyota AdZone.

Because it’s not just a football game – it’s all about the ads!


Hulu Teams with Freddie Wong and RocketJump for Newest Hulu Original

January 21st, 2015 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

We are thrilled to announce that our latest Hulu Original will hail from Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team – the same team that created the popular, award-winning YouTube series, Video Game High School. The project comes to us in partnership with Lionsgate Television and marks RocketJump’s first long form series, their first series for Hulu and their first series to premiere exclusively off the YouTube network.

If you’re not already one of the 7 million subscribers to RocketJump, or part of the 1 billion streams that the channel has generated on YouTube, you’ll know Freddie Wong and RocketJump as the team behind highly entertaining short films and their breakout action comedy YouTube series, Video Game High School.

The new Hulu Original will be a half-hour comedy series, with new episodes released weekly. Each episode will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump’s newest short. Eight full episodes will be released exclusively on Hulu and the newly-created shorts will premiere exclusively on Hulu as well.

We are so excited to bring RocketJump and their incredible fan following to Hulu. With so many great content creators in the media landscape today and so many new platforms to find them on – from film, to television, to YouTube – Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team undoubtedly bring their own brand of creativity and a new wave of talent to Hulu.

The series joins Deadbeat and Casual as the third original series Hulu has ordered from Lionsgate Television. The project also joins Hulu’s growing slate of originals alongside Casual, Difficult People and 11/22/63.

A premiere date and title for the new series will be announced soon. Stayed tuned!

Second Season, New City and a Whole New World of Drama

January 7th, 2015 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

What happens in Vegas…airs on HuluSin City welcomes Hulu and Paramount Digital Entertainment’s The Hotwives franchise for a new season as The Hotwives of Las Vegas.

The ladies of Orlando captured the hearts of viewers in season one, but fans can calm down because The Hotwives of Las Vegas will feature some new faces and some old faces that just look new. The series continues with more hair-pulling, table-flipping and, as always, endless drama!

Executive Producer Jon Stern said, “In season one, we wanted to take a cold, hard look at the up-till-now entirely secret world of rich friends that hate each other. But we realized we’d only barely scratched the surface.  We see this second season as a second marriage, which will be better than the first and with more sex.”

Top off your wine glasses, because a toast is in order. Viva Las Vegas!

The Adventure Continues in The Wrong Mans Second Season Premiering Today

December 24th, 2014 by Mitchell Squires Public Relations Manager


Your holiday gift from Hulu is here! If the kitchen is bustling and the family is rustling, sneak away and enjoy the gift of laughter from us to you with the season two premiere of the hilarious Hulu original series, The Wrong Mans.

The Wrong Mans returns with four all-new thrilling episodes. Series co-creator, writer and Tony Award-winning star James Corden (Into the Woods, One Man Two Guvnors) and co-creator, writer and British Comedy Award-winning star Mathew Baynton (Peep Show, Gavin and Stacey), return with an exhilarating continuation of the hit series featuring epic cliffhangers and smart, sidesplitting laughs.


Season one of The Wrong Mans introduced audiences to office workers Phil Bourne (Corden) and Sam Pinkett (Baynton), whose hum-drum existence was turned upside-down by a case of mistaken identity. Now presumed dead, Phil Bourne and Sam Pinkett set off on an international quest, making their way through unforeseen danger in order to get home for the holidays.

Grab your eggnog, curl up by the fire and prepare to laugh as you enjoy The Wrong Mans this Christmas Eve.

Happy Holidays!

Hulu Expands Relationship with MGM and Becomes Your Exclusive Streaming Destination for Emmy®-Award Winning Miniseries Fargo

December 19th, 2014 by Lisa Holme Vice President, Content Acquisition

It’s no secret that, at Hulu, we are passionate about TV. We are in a golden age of television and there are so many great shows available to watch at any given time – but there are only a select few that can come along and make a long lasting impact within just their first season. This year, Fargo was undoubtedly one of those shows.

After taking home the Emmy® Award for Best Miniseries, and nabbing more Golden Globe nominations than any other series, Fargo is one of the biggest titles of the year. That’s why I am thrilled to announce that Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming rights to the breakout hit.

The entire first season will be available to stream on Hulu with your Plus subscription ahead of its highly anticipated season two premiere on FX in Fall 2015. Based on the critically acclaimed film, Fargo sustains momentum throughout the entire miniseries with an incredible script and cast that includes Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman. You may never look at your laundry room the same way again. We just love this series and cannot wait for our viewers to watch and re-watch the high caliber of acting and storytelling that Fargo offers in each episode.

Fargo is part of an agreement that represents an overall expansion in our streaming video on-demand relationship with our partners at MGM. This means that, starting today, we will be making great MGM titles available to our Hulu subscribers for the first time.

In addition to Fargo, subscribers can now enjoy The History Channel’s hit historical drama, Vikings, on Hulu. The entire first and second seasons of the series are available to stream now – giving you the perfect excuse to relive the action-packed Viking Age days before season 3 returns.

We are also adding thousands of episodes of classic MGM series including sci-fi titles such as the Stargate series (Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1) and nostalgic series such as Flipper, Green Acres and Addams Family. It also includes cult favorites Thirtysomething, Dead Like me and Outer Limits, as well as family series and kids series such as All Dogs Go to Heaven and the Pink Panther Cartoons. We hope you and your family will enjoy these classics during the holidays.

MGM has been a longtime partner of ours and we could not be happier to continue working with them to offer more premium titles for all tastes & ages.

Hulu Signs Landmark Agreement with FX Productions

December 18th, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content

We listen carefully to our viewers, and we know that they have been craving more content from FX and FXX on our service. That’s why, today, I am proud to announce a landmark agreement between Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks’ Original Series Produced by FX Productions. The agreement will make Hulu the subscription video on-demand (SVOD) home to the largest selection of FX Networks content available through tablets, smartphones, gaming platforms and other internet-connected devices.

We worked closely with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to bring this new kind of agreement to Hulu. The deal not only makes the library of premium, critically acclaimed FX Networks’ Original Series available to stream to our Hulu subscribers, but – through this new, multi-year agreement – Hulu subscribers will also have exclusive access to full seasons of new series from FX Productions (FXP) coming soon to FX and FXX.

A few titles from FX and FXX that will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu include Tyrant, The Strain, Married and You’re the Worst – all of which debuted their first seasons this year and have garnered buzz from critics and fans alike. The first seasons will be available for Hulu subscribers to stream in advance of their second season premieres in 2015, and all subsequent seasons will be available to watch on Hulu after they air.

Additionally, you can look forward to streaming future comedy, drama and event series from FX Productions exclusively on Hulu. Titles that will be exclusive to Hulu subscribers after their first seasons include:

  • Man Seeking Woman ­– a comedy series starring Jay Baruchel premiering January 14, 2015 on FXX
  • The Comedians a comedy series starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad that is set to premiere on FX in 2015
  • Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – a new FX drama series starring Denis Leary and John Corbett
  • Taboo – a period drama series from award-winning Executive Producer Ridley Scott that will star Tom Hardy and will premiere on FX
  • Baskets – a highly anticipated comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis produced by Louis C.K. and Galifianakis that will debut in 2016

In addition to FX and FXX Networks’ upcoming original series, Hulu is also now the exclusive streaming home to FOX’s upcoming event series Wayward Pines. The series hails from the talented M. Night Shyamalan and will star big names like Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo. It will make its network debut on FOX on May 14, 2015 and Hulu will be the exclusive subscription streaming destination to watch new episodes the day after they air.

These exciting titles come to us after the recent addition of non-exclusive FX and FXX series to Hulu, including prior seasons of award-winning FX Networks’ dramas Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, as well as the hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Archer, The League and Wilfred.

This new partnership is more than just a licensing agreement with FX Productions. It is a groundbreaking deal that represents our commitment to our partners at FX Networks, as well as our commitment to always providing premium, in demand content to our loyal viewers. 

FX Productions has the same dedication to creating and distributing distinctive, high quality programming that we do here at Hulu. We are beyond thrilled to begin this partnership, which will add a wide variety of popular, award-winning series, and fresh, yet-to-air series to our ever-expanding roster of great content.

Head to the service now to stream full seasons of hit titles from FX and FXX, and be sure to check in for more favorites and newcomers that will stream exclusively on Hulu for years to come.

Hulu Becomes the Exclusive Subscription Streaming Home to Resurrection, Devious Maids and Mistresses

December 16th, 2014 by Rodrigo Mazon Director, Content Acquisitions

As 2014 starts to come to a close, we are not slowing down at Hulu. We are continuing to add even more premium titles to the service that we know our viewers love to watch.

Today, we are excited to announce a new licensing agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group that will give Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to all episodes of Resurrection and Mistresses, as well as prior episodes of Lifetime’s Devious Maids.

ABC Studios produces some of the most compelling stories on television today, and its sophomore drama series, Resurrection, is a perfect example. With compelling mysteries woven into each episode, Resurrection is an addictive show and we are proud to be able to offer all episodes of the series exclusively to our Hulu subscribers. 

Episodes of the critically acclaimed series Devious Maids are also now available to stream on Hulu with your Plus subscription. Subscribers can watch the entire first season, and all episodes from the second season will become available to stream next year ahead of its season three premiere on Lifetime in Summer 2015. In the category of soapy dramas—which our viewers love—this Eva Longoria-produced series hits the mark.

Hulu is also now your exclusive streaming destination to watch and catch up with all episodes of Mistresses ahead of its season three premiere on ABC. The thrilling drama series was just picked up for its third season, which will premiere in Summer 2015 on ABC. All episodes from season one are available to stream now and season two will become available for Hulu subscribers to stream ahead of the season three premiere. New episodes will be available to stream on Hulu the day after they air on ABC.

We are also thrilled to announce that we’re adding over 750 library episodes from ABC Studios and ABC Family to Hulu, providing full seasons of a variety of popular series. Titles now available to stream include Melissa & Joey, Alias, Army Wives, Body of Proof, Twisted and Make It or Break It– and, for our younger viewers, we are adding Marvel animated series such as Spider-Man, X-Men and Iron Man: Armored Adventures.

This new licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group brings even more great shows to Hulu’s growing library of content and we are proud to add an array of exclusive & hit titles to the platform for our subscribers to enjoy this holiday season.

Let Hulu Find You the Perfect GIF

December 10th, 2014 by Editor

For years, we’ve struggled to find an outlet for the breadth of emotions we all experience during the holidays. Greeting cards, mass texts, strings of emoticons… but nothing ever conveyed the feelings we so desperately needed to express. Nothing – that is – until we discovered the power of the perfect GIF. 

Starting today, Hulu is giving you the chance to share your true feelings about the holidays with the first-ever Hulu Perfect GIF Generator.

Excited that you got a great parking spot while shopping at the mall? Relieved you can finally drink eggnog without judgment? Upset that your sister is cooking the turkey this year? Go to Hulu’s Perfect GIF Generator and share all of your holiday feelings so that they can be matched with “The Perfect GIF,” created from your favorite shows on Hulu.

The Perfect GIF generator is a first-of-its-kind innovation and is simple as pie… Sweet pumpkin pie. Just type in what you’re feeling and corresponding GIFs will instantly appear. Then, choose your favorite and share it via your email or social networks. You can also download it and even click on it to be taken directly to Hulu and watch the moment from the show that brought forth the GIF. As long as your sister gets the message that you should be the one cooking the turkey.

What are you waiting for? Find The Perfect GIF here, and at long last share with the world how you really feel this holiday season. After all, it’s better to GIF than receive!

Deadliest Catch and More Coming to Hulu in New Partnership with Discovery

December 9th, 2014 by Rodrigo Mazon Director, Content Acquisitions

At Hulu, we always put the viewer first. We know our subscribers have been requesting content from Discovery’s lineup of premium programming and, today, it is finally arriving. In a new distribution agreement with Discovery Communications, Hulu will become the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Deadliest Catch and much more. This marks the first-ever long-form content partnership between Discovery and Hulu.

The agreement will bring in programming from across multiple networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanish-language content from Discovery en Español.

Along with Deadliest Catch, we are also adding titles from Discovery’s U.S. portfolio to Hulu over the next year. That includes popular series such as MythBusters, The Little Couple, Say Yes to the Dress, Treehouse Masters and How It’s Made.

Episodes will become available to stream on Hulu beginning January 1, 2015 – just in time to kick-off the New Year and get hooked on Discovery’s library of premium programming. Happy watching!

Hulu Orders Amy Poehler’s Difficult People Starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner

November 18th, 2014 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

It’s such an exciting time to be at Hulu. In just the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of announcing new, premium Hulu Originals, including CASUAL, a comedy series from Jason Reitman and 11/22/63, an original event series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, based on Stephen King’s best-selling book. 

Today, we are adding yet another exciting title to that list with the announcement of our straight-to-series order for Difficult People – a half hour comedy series produced by Amy Poehler and starring Julie Klausner (Billy on the Street) and Emmy®-nominated Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner.

Difficult People comes to Hulu in our first collaboration with Universal Cable Productions. This hilarious series follows Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner as best friends and struggling comedians in New York City who can’t figure out why they aren’t likeable.  Klausner wrote the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer for the series alongside Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Dave Becky (Louie).

When I first joined Hulu, I was excited to break new ground and continue to expand the offering of premium content that Hulu was built upon. Difficult People is one of those smart, distinctive comedy series that perfectly fits into our diverse slate of high-quality Hulu Originals.

Difficult People will start production early next year and we cannot wait to work with Universal Cable Productions to bring this series to life. With the comedic minds of Amy Poehler, Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner and Dave Becky behind it, we are confident that our viewers will love this show just as much as we do.




Hulu Gives the Gift of Laughter With a Brand New Season of The Wrong Mans on Dec. 24

November 12th, 2014 by Mitchell Squires Public Relations Manager

Scratch all your holiday plans because Hulu Original The Wrong Mans returns this Christmas Eve – bringing viewers the perfect gift of action, adventure and comedy.

The new season of The Wrong Mans brings more thrills and more laughs as the dynamic duo of James Corden and Mathew Baynton find themselves in the thick of unforeseen danger on their international quest to make it home before the holidays.

In season one, James and Mathew won audiences over as Phil Bourne and Sam Pinkett, the hapless friends caught in the middle of a dangerous dilemma due to a case of mistaken identity. Season two of the smart comedy picks up where Phil and Sam left off, presumed dead, but once again having to prove that they are The Wrong Mans.

“We are on the edge of our seats to see what’s in store for these two, hilarious characters. Our audience immediately fell in love with them in season one and we’re thrilled to bring their new adventures to Hulu viewers,” said Beatrice Springborn, Hulu’s Head of Originals.

Whether they’re trekking across deserts, speeding through tunnels or locked up in prison, The Wrong Mans never fail to entertain, so make sure to catch up on season one before four new episodes land under your tree.

Behind the Mask Returns Featuring World Series Champs SF Giants’ “Lou Seal” and More!

November 4th, 2014 by Mitchell Squires Public Relations Manager

We are thrilled to reveal that season two of the Emmy®-nominated Hulu Original Behind the Mask will feature one of the team’s most valuable players, the San Francisco Giants mascot, “Lou Seal” – among three more mascots who will uncover what it’s really like to balance real life between the pressures of game day.

Set to debut in February 2015, the hit docu-series will tell the story of four real-life mascots: the veteran Major League Baseball mascot, “Lou Seal”; a freelance mascot performer with autism whose many gigs range from “The Easter Bunny” to “Bucky the Blood Drop”; the show’s first female performer, Gilbert Arizona High School mascot “The Tiger”; and minor league hockey mascot “Tux” of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who returns from season one to continue his lifelong dream of going professional.

In its first season, Behind the Mask won over audiences and critics alike through the captivating stories its real-life cast of characters had to share, each with their own personal stories of juggling their everyday lives with their larger-than-life mascot personas. The Los Angeles Times called the series a “a triumph of storytelling,” while Forbes magazine described it as “an example of online content that doesn’t just match the quality of regular television and cable programing, it surpasses it.” NPR simply dubbed it “amazingly gripping television.”

About the Season Two Mascots:

Joel Zimei
“Lou Seal” of the San Francisco Giants
Location: San Francisco, CA

Joel, dubbed the Cal Ripken of mascots, has never missed a single game in his 15 years as the ever-popular “Lou Seal,” and dreams of his team winning another World Series. He is married, with one 2-year-old daughter and a second one on the way. This season, Joel will need to find a balance between his two most important commitments: keeping his attendance streak as “Lou Seal,” and being the best father he can be to his children.

Chris Hall
“Bucky the Blood Drop,” “The Easter Bunny”, “Fantasy Dragon”, Wawa’s “Wally Goose”,among others
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Chris is a 25 year-old freelance mascot who struggles with his autism and severe anxiety. His passion for the job is in no small part due to the fact that Chris finds inner strength and confidence when inside a mascot suit, a mask that minimizes eye contact and removes the expectation that he has to speak. Chris’ mother and father are instrumental in his life and Behind the Mask will take viewers on Chris’ emotional journey as he relishes in the small victories and progresses towards real growth and independence, one suit at a time.

Navey Baker (Age 17)
Gilbert High School Tiger
Location: Gilbert, AZ

The first female mascot to appear on the show, Navey is the embodiment of her “Tiger” character – fierce, confident and the king of her jungle: Gilbert High School. This season, she is competing to become the National High School Mascot of the Year and has her sights set on becoming a pro-mascot when she grows up. Navey is a tomboy with a sparkling personality, a zest for life and an absolute love of all things Gilbert High Athletics. While incredibly athletic herself, she chose to become a mascot so she could be on every field and every court and be a meaningful part of all teams at her high school.

Chad Spencer
“Tux” of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Location: Scranton, PA

Returning from Season 1, Chad is giving it one last shot to make it to the pros. In his efforts to become a professional mascot, he’s sacrificed a great deal, including moving away from Canada and his teenage son Cody, whom he rarely gets to see. Chad wonders if he’s been selfish by chasing his dreams and constantly struggles with the inner turmoil revolving around his family and his pursuit of his own goals.


Oscar®-Nominated Director Jason Reitman Comes to Hulu in Straight-to-Series Order for CASUAL

October 30th, 2014 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

As we expand our offering of premium original programming, we look for unique voices that can bring a memorable, distinct style to Hulu. With acclaimed, award-winning titles under his belt such as Up in the Air and Juno, Oscar® nominated Director Jason Reitman is definitely one of these storytellers. And, today, we are excited to announce that Reitman’s latest project will join our growing slate of Hulu Originals with our straight-to-series order for CASUAL.

CASUAL is a ten episode, single-camera, half-hour comedy series that follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager.

Reitman will executive produce CASUAL and will also direct the premiere episode, along with writer Zander Lehmann and Reitman’s production partner Helen Estabrook (Whiplash, Young Adult). The series comes to us through Lionsgate Television and will debut on Hulu in 2015.

Many storytellers can weave an interesting plot, but few speak to audiences in a voice that is as relevant as it is wholly original. Jason Reitman and Zander Lehmann are such artists. With our recent announcement of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and – now – with CASUAL added to our upcoming slate, we are excited to continue working closely with immensely talented creators to bring compelling and original content to the Hulu audience.

Stay tuned for more updates around CASUAL and our growing slate of original programming.

More Episodes from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and more coming to Hulu

October 28th, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content


When we launched our first major agreement with Viacom in 2011, shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report quickly became top shows on Hulu. Three years later, these shows – as well as many more from the Viacom family of networks – still remain among the most popular series on Hulu. Therefore, it was a natural choice for us to extend that relationship with Viacom to bring fan-favorite kids titles, comedy series and reality series from networks including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET and Logo to Hulu.

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. We will be adding top titles from Nickelodeon to our Hulu Kids offering that have never before been made available to stream on Hulu. That means that, soon, viewers will be able to stream episodes of classic series such as Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, and many more.

Over the coming weeks, Hulu and Viacom will also be refreshing a library of past seasons from some of the funniest shows airing on television today. If you’re a fan of hilarious comedy, you can watch full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Ridiculousness, Tosh.0, Kroll Show and Inside Amy Schumerfrom your living room, on your lunch break or on-the-go with Hulu. If you need a reality TV-fix, you’ll be able to binge watch Catfish, Ink Master, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Snooki & JWoww and more, and catch even more episodes of guilty pleasures like The Hills, The Jersey Shore, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop, and Mob Wives.We are also adding select scripted series including Comedy Central’s Workaholics, MTV’s Faking It, and TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland.

In addition to all of the great English-language programming that will be available, we will also be expanding our offering of Latino programming for kids by adding a handful of family-friendly Nickelodeon titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Spanish to Hulu. 

The great selection of in-season programming from across the networks that we’ve had on Hulu for the past several years will remain. Hulu will continue to be a go-to destination to stream The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as the final season of one of my all-time favorites, The Colbert Report. New episodes of MTV’s scripted series Awkward, Happyland, and many more will also continue to be available to stream.  

All episodes will be added to Hulu over the next few weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to continue your fall TV binge. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Viacom and even more thrilled to be bringing these great shows to our Hulu viewers. Happy streaming.

Hulu Goes Purple for #SpiritDay

October 16th, 2014 by Sheila Dichoso

We’re feeling a little purple today…and that’s because we’ve traded in our signature Hulu green and are going purple to celebrate national #SpiritDay. We’re so proud to be joining countless supporters, from brands like MTV to celebrities and organizations– even the White House(!), to actively take a stand against bullying by visibly showcasing our acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

At Hulu, we always strive to represent people of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and sexual orientationsfrom the all-Latino cast of “East Los High” to our ever-growing LGBT genre library which is why this year we’ve partnered with national organization GLAAD to come up with a collection of beloved television series and films that have opened doors for LGBT youth by bringing their stories of struggle, love, and acceptance to audiences across the small and silver screens.

We worked with GLAAD to curate an awesome collection of beloved TV shows and movies that have paved the way for LGBT youth. Here are a few of their top picks, ready to be watched in our dedicated LGBT Spirit Day section on Hulu now:

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”: Tara and Willow
One of the highlights of the ’90s cult classic series was the sweet, loving relationship between Tara and Willow that redefined how gay relationships were portrayed in the media. It was groundbreaking for its time, and it was quite possibly the most genuine portrayal of love on “Buffy.” Off-screen, it was most likely the first lead lesbian couple on network television. You can say that their relationship was magical.

My So-Called Life
In 1994, Rickie Vasquez, portrayed by Wilson Cruz, became the first openly gay high schooler on television. Rickie warmed our hearts with his optimism, humor, and predilection for hanging out in the girls’ bathroom.

But through Rickie’s stories, we were also exposed to the dark side of being out: Bullying, familial abuse, and homelessness. He made us feel what it was like to be an LGBT youth, best shown in the series finale when Rickie suspects that Delia Fisher has a crush on him. Rickie tells Brian Krakow: “Do you realize, how much easier my life would be…if I could just like her back?”

East Los High
While already known for gritty, accurate portrayals of teen life that include stories on pregnancy and domestic abuse, the second season of the popular teen drama introduced bisexuality and lesbian relationships, mainly through female best friends Jocelyn and Camilla, which further opened doors for the acceptance of LGBT youth within the Latino community.


Sailor Moon
Only super fans of “Sailor Moon” know that in the original Japanese anime series, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were an out lesbian couple. But in the English-language dub that most of us grew up with in the ’90s, this romantic relationship was completely removed.

Luckily, Hulu users will get to see “Sailor Moon” how it was supposed to be seen when Sailor Uranus and Neptune make their North American debut on Hulu in March 2015.

These are just a handful of shows that GLAAD chose to celebrate #SpiritDay. Check out the full collection of their curated picks here. And just like us, trade in your usual color for purple today.

Show your support today by wearing purple and using the hashtag #SpiritDay on your social channels. Find out more on taking a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth at glaad.org/spiritday.

Introducing the reimagined Hulu App for iPhone

October 1st, 2014 by Karan Nischol Senior Product Manager

At Hulu, we always strive to make watching TV an even more delightful and convenient experience for our users. And, today, we are super excited to introduce a focused and simple way to watch Hulu shows, clips, movies and more on the go with the reimagined Hulu app for iPhone.

One of the first things you will notice when you open the app is that there are three new panels at the very top level: Home, Shows You Watch and an updated Navigation Panel.

Home represents the best content of the day on Hulu, handpicked and curated by our expert editorial team. From the season premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to the most viral clip on Jimmy Fallon, we promise to delight you every time you visit.

The second panel – Shows You Watch - holds the key to the shows you love to watch and keep up with on Hulu, all personalized to your viewing habits. So if you are catching up on the hilarious misadventures of Party Down or getting into the very adorable A to Z, this is your spot.

The updated Navigation Panel provides an easy way to scroll through and discover everything in the full Hulu content catalogue; from great TV and movies to hubs like KidsLatinoBritish and Hulu Originals.

To access the Shows You Watch and Navigation Panel, simply swipe left and right, respectively from anywhere in the app.

When we reimagined the app, it was also important for us to make sure that certain key features, no matter where you are in the app, are just a tap away. That’s why we designed the Action Tray. The Action Tray is your quick access to searchqueue and cast to TV from anywhere in the app, just a pull away.

We’ve also redesigned search with contextually grouped results by category so you get to what you are looking for quickly. You can access all your saved videos in queue right from the action tray and, whenever you add new content to it, another ‘heartbeat’ will be added to your queue. And, if you want to cast your favorite shows from your iPhone to your TV using your Chromecast, PS3, PS4 or Xbox One, you can easily find the cast feature right on the Action Tray. Making it possible to toss your traditional remote for a more interactive experience on your phone that let’s you control your playback experience directly from your Hulu Plus app.

It is no surprise that video is at the very core of what we do at Hulu and we know how important it is to have crisp visuals and a seamless playback experience with the upcoming series Flash. That’s why we gave our Hulu player a complete facelift as part of this redesign. The player now has cleaner controls including the beloved 10 second rewind and the ability to scrub easily. To make things simple and clean, we’ve nested other rich functionality on the player such as captions, share and cast to TV within this extended menu in the player.

Continuing our theme of ease and delight, we have given a fresh look to the show pages. Each show page opens up with a larger image that leads into everything you need to know about the show, such as show details and synopsis and is then followed by direct access to the latest episode of the show or the last part of the episode you left off if you are already watching it. Further down, we present episodes and clips under simple tabs. You have the option to tap on each video to head to the video details page to learn more info, or just sit back, relax and press play. We’ve also made it easier to add videos or complete seasons to your queue from the video details and show pages, respectively.

The updated Hulu app on iPhone is now available to download from the iTunes store, so give it a spin. And we are just getting started; stay tuned for even more updates and more contextual features to come…all for the love of TV!

Going on Down to South Park? All Seasons Now Streaming on Hulu.

September 26th, 2014 by Editor

The year was 1997. ER successfully pulled off a live season premiere, Titanic became the most expensive movie ever made, and a little cable network called Comedy Central took what was essentially the first-ever viral video and turned it into an animated show called South Park. Seventeen seasons later, the Colorado boys have delivered a plethora of shenanigans and the show itself has redefined what cable television could get away with (mainly gross, irreverent, politically incorrect and, most of all, daring stunts).

Since its debut, the show has lampooned just about everything and everyone imaginable, from Martha Stewart to Kanye West to Canada. Not to over-dramatize it, but there’s a lot of history in the over 200 episodes that make up South Park’s 17 seasons thus far. And now that those 17 seasons are exclusively available on Hulu, with brand new episodes from season 18 available the day after they air, history has never been more stream-able.

Because we took into consideration that this news can be a lot of satire for you to take in all at once, we’ve compiled some of the series’ best moments into slightly more digestible groups from the best jokes, to classic episodes, to best celebrity episodes. If nothing else, it’s perfect viewing material for when you’re hanging out with Mr. Towlie. 

Without further adieu, here are a few of our favorite clips from the history of South Park. Be sure to watch all of these and more, only on Hulu.

Oh My God, They Killed Kenny

Kenny is South Park‘s most ill-fated character with more on-screen deaths than you can shake an orange hoodie at. Also, we’re not sure what he just said but we’re pretty sure it’s absolutely filthy.

Most Romantic Moments: It’s All About the Love…Gravy 

Just because the characters of South Park show utter contempt for every convention of civilized society doesn’t mean they don’t need someone to hold them.

Best of Cartman: Super Sweet

Eric Cartman might just be the greatest TV villain of all time. Revisit some of his most nefarious moments with this collection of greatest hits.

Musical Moments: Matt & Trey’s Greatest Hits

Before creators Matt and Trey became Broadway superstars with “The Book of Mormon,” they were writing songs for the good people of South Park and featuring popular classics in a whole new light.

Celeb Take Downs: No Star Is Safe

South Park has turned roasting celebrities into a comedic art form. From Kanye West to Tom Cruise to Martha Stewart, no star is immune to Matt and Trey’s celebrity snark.

 Most Canadian Moments: It’s “Aboot” Time, Buddy 

Canadians: they’re just like us, eh, guy? Here are the greatest moments featuring our friends to the North. What a wonderful day for Canada, and therefore the world.

Live from Santa Monica it’s Saturday Night! – James Franco’s SNL documentary debuts on Hulu!

September 26th, 2014 by Griffin Gmelich Content Acquisition

Since its premiere at the Tribeca and SXSW Film Festivals, the release of the long-awaited Saturday Night documentary is no longer a pipe dream. The film has been one of the most highly anticipated releases since the original announcement from Oscilloscope Pictures in 2010. And, starting today, it will be available for you to watch and enjoy, only on Hulu Plus. This marks the premiere and streaming debut of the documentary to the public. 

For his NYU Film School Project, James was able to get unprecedented access to the inner workings of Saturday Night Live like no one else ever had. The end result was Saturday Night - a behind-the-scenes look at the production of an SNL episode back in 2008. James documented the entire week from the pitch sessions, to the table reads and rehearsals, to the final broadcast. 

The film features two-time Academy Award nominee and legendary Hollywood A-lister John Malkovich as the host of the very special episode, which was also known for the return of cast favorite Amy Poehler (back from maternity leave) and musical guest TI. The original NYU assignment was to make a 7-minute documentary short centered on one person. Franco set out profiling cast member Bill Hader, but the opportunity to make a full-length feature was too good for him to to pass up. 

Since its debut, the film has gathered much acclaim. According to Indiewire, the documentary debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in 2010 and the independent movie studios were salivating to get their hands on it. And, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys and principal of Oscilloscope praised the doc by stating, “SNL is my mother f*ckin’ shit, and James is my mother f*ckin’ man.” High praise indeed.

Hulu is thrilled to be working with Rabbit Bandini Productions (Franco’s production company) to bring this project to Hulu. It is generally hard to characterize a film as having “cult status” prior to it ever having been publically shown…this might be the exception. Head over to Hulu Plus to experience it for yourself!




Stephen King’s Best-Seller 11/22/63 Finds its Place in History With Direct-to-Series Order from Hulu

September 22nd, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content

Today, I am excited to announce that Hulu has greenlit 11/22/63 – a new Hulu Original from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, acclaimed author Stephen King, Executive Producer/Writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television.

This direct-to-series order marks a monumental deal for Hulu as we partner with J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, two of the most celebrated storytellers of our time. We are thrilled to be working with them and with Warner Bros. Television to bring this unique take on one of the most seminal historic events of the twentieth century to Hulu.

Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Stephen King, 11/22/63 will take viewers on a journey back to the day that former President Kennedy was shot and ask the eternal question: “what if?” Part thriller, part love story, 11/22/63 is a fascinating story that goes beyond the concept of time travel. With the talented team of producers bringing the story to life, we are confident that 11/22/63 will be an event series that our viewers will love. 

11/22/63 joins our growing offering of premium Hulu Originals and reinforces our mission to continuously captivate and connect audiences with the stories they love. The series will make its debut exclusively on Hulu. Until then, keep checking back for more details!

‘Party Down’ Is Coming to Hulu. Dress Accordingly.

August 27th, 2014 by Editor

Even though summer is ramping down, there are still plenty of reasons to be in festive spirits: the 3-day weekend that is Labor Day, the impending return of Fall TV, the good Daylight Savings. Here at Hulu, we have another major reason to pull out the party hats – Starz’s original comedy Party Down is coming exclusively to Hulu!

Beginning Friday, August 29th, all episodes of Party Down will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu Plus. The first five episodes of the series will be available for a limited time on the free, ad-supported Hulu.com.

That means soon you’ll be able to watch all episodes of the cult comedy that celebrates mediocre employment and stars a cast of Hollywood comedic all-stars including Emmy® Award nominees Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) and Jane Lynch (Glee), as well as Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers), Ken Marino (Marry Me, Burning Love), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Knocked Up) and Emmy® Award-winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Fame).

Hulu is a top destination for great, cult comedies, so – needless to say – we’re very excited. And to be sure we celebrate this news with an appropriate bash, we asked some of the employees of Party Down Catering for professional tips from the field:

“I like to follow what I call ‘Ron Donald’s 3 D’s for a Successful Party’—Distribute food, Drink water so you don’t get too drunk and end up in the back of a van, Don’t forget to have everyone fill out a feedback card.” — Ron Donald

“The key to a great party? Low expectations. Like, really low. That, and an open bar.” — Henry Pollard

“’What business am I in? The Handsome Business.’ That’s what you should always say when you’re mingling with producers. Or cougars. Mostly producers.” — Kyle Bradway

“I think parties are kind of lame, especially Hollywood parties. I mean, who wants to deal with fake people and all of those self-absorbed—Oh, I need to answer this call. It’s my agent.” — Casey Klein 

“Well, if you want a party of quality—which no one in Hollywood seems to care about anymore, which is why I haven’t sold a script yet—you just need three people: Sulu from Star Trek, Vitaly Chernobyl from the novel Snowcrash, and legendary hard Sci Fi author A.F. Gordon Theodore. Done.” – Roman DeBeers

“Well, all I know is that parties are usually crawling with important people. If you’re trying to break into show business, it’s important to impress these people so be open to everything. And I mean everything.” — Lydia Dunfree

“My old actor friend Ed lived in a studio apartment alone and for years, could never land that one role that would make him a star. On his 60th birthday, he decided to quit acting. A week later, he died. So don’t make important life decisions at parties or on any special occasion. Also, make sure to order extra cheese. It’s important to serve lots of cheese.” — Constance Carmell

“Be there on time. Limit yourself to one h’ordeuvre per 15 minutes. Wear black. Limit yourself to one restroom break per hour. You think this is all unfair? Take it up with God who made you that way.”– Uda Bengt

Be sure to head to Hulu the Party Down page on Hulu to watch these characters and more when the entire series premieres just in time for your holiday weekend!

FOX’s Thriller ‘Sleepy Hollow’ – Now Streaming Only on Hulu

August 22nd, 2014 by Lisa Holme Vice President, Content Acquisition

Ichabod Crane is one of the best-named characters in the history of American literature, in my opinion.  For this reason, among many others, I’m extremely excited to announce that Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the Emmy-nominated, hit series Sleepy Hollow, starring a dashing (but not American) Tom Mison, as Ichabod. 

Beginning today, Hulu will officially become the exclusive streaming home to the entire first season of the cult sensation Sleepy Hollow – giving fans a chance to catch up on the show ahead of its second season premiere on September 22nd on FOX. Additionally, Hulu Plus will have day-after-air access to new episodes after the season two premiere, and will have all season two episodes available to stream following their broadcast on FOX.

Sleepy Hollow has always been a popular show on the Hulu platform. It’s a high-quality series that really resonates with our audience; and now, with the second season premiere approaching, we are delighted to be able to give fans a chance to catch up with Ichabod Crane and the rest of the cast, as well as introduce the critically acclaimed supernatural series to viewers. 

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow is a thrilling mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) pairs up with a present-day police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie) to save the enigmatic town of Sleepy Hollow – and the world – from unprecedented evil.

The series isco-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (Hawaii Five-0, Underworld and Total Recall), and is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Ken Olin and Heather Kadin.

Check out the official trailer for the first season below and be sure to head over to Hulu for all your Sleepy Hollow needs (and watch out for the Headless Horseman)! 


Hulu Original The Awesomes to Return for a Third Season, Promising Three Times the AWESOME!

August 19th, 2014 by Beatrice Springborn Head of Originals

I’m very excited to announce today that the Hulu Original The Awesomes from our friends Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker has been renewed for a third season. The second season of the adult animated series continues to roll out every Monday with hilarious new episodes.

When we first premiered season one of The Awesomes two years ago, we knew it was going to be a big success for Hulu. With a growing fan base from season to season and a cast featuring some of the funniest people on television, it was a natural decision for us to renew the show for a third season.

I can’t wait to see what “Prock” and his crime-fighting cohorts have in store for us next!


The Awesomes follows the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after most of them leave, and the rag-tag group that takes their places. The second season premiered on Hulu on August 4, 2014 and introduced a cast of new characters voiced by Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon.

Co-created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, The Awesomes is adult animation at its best. The series combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the unique comedic voice of show co-creators Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and stars an all-star cast of characters including Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Rashida Jones, Paula Pell, Josh Meyers, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Steve Higgins, Emily Spivey and Bobby Moynihan.

The Awesomes is executive produced by Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show), animated by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers).

Hulu Presents the First Annual Hulu Viewers’ Choice Awards

August 8th, 2014 by Editor

The Emmys are just around the corner and will officially kick off award season, but who says award show categories always have to be so serious? That’s why today, for the first time ever, Hulu is proud to present the Hulu Viewers’ Choice Awards!

The Hulu Viewers’ Choice Awards recognize TV’s biggest hitters in categories that viewers really care about! This new and never been done before event will let you – the viewers – cast your vote in the categories you want to see. Whether it’s proclaiming that Scandal’s Olivia Pope pulls off the trench coat look the best, or that Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, hands-down, has the best facial hair on network television, the Hulu Viewers Choice Awards will put the power in YOUR hands.

Voting is officially open today and will remain open until August 21st. Simply head to hulu.com/viewerschoiceawards to vote on a variety of not-so-serious categories including:

  • Best Supporting Facial Hair
  • Best Villain to be Stuck in Traffic with
  • Best Leading Pant Suit
  • Best Character to grab a Drink with
  • Best Non-American American Accent Award

So which TV facial hair will reign supreme? You’ll just have to check back in on August 22nd when we officially announce the winners. Now, it’s time to pull yourself out of that groove in your couch cushion, brush off those crumbs, and vote!

Saddle up and get ready for more hilarious, gun-slinging action in the Wild West – “Quick Draw” Season 2 Premieres Today!

August 7th, 2014 by Mitchell Squires Public Relations Manager

This season, viewers will be treated to even more laugh out loud moments, romance and questionable decisions from Sheriff John Henry Hoyle (John Lehr). Favorites including Cole Younger (Brian O’Connor), Peculiar Deputy Eli (Nick Brown), gorgeous saloon owner, and Hoyle’s pseudo girlfriend, Honey Shaw (Allison Dunbar), feisty outlaw Pearl Starr (Alexia Dox), hot mess Wanda (Kate Frisbee) and clueless undertaker Vernon Shaw (Bob Clendenin) all return to round out a cast trying to navigate their way through 1875 Great Bend, Kansas.

In celebration of the premiere, we sent star and co-creator John Lehr and show co-creator Nancy Hower to Great Bend’s real life sister town – Dodge City, Kansas – for the 54th annual Dodge City Days celebration.

We asked John Lehr to share some highlights from his time in Dodge City and this is what he had to say…


VIP in Dodge City

A brief memoir by John Lehr, AKA Sheriff Hoyle 

Dodge City, Kansas invited my co-creator Nancy and me out for the Dodge City Days rodeo festival. The last time I was in Dodge, I was 10 and had no idea what to expect this time around.  Quick Draw is a western, yes, but it was the show’s somewhat edgy comedy that made me a little nervous. Would the town tar and feather us and drag us out by our ankles? We were shocked that it was just the opposite. Honestly, this was the best event experience I have ever had. If you haven’t been to Dodge, get your butt out there. Speaking of butts, they worked ours to the nub. Here’s a brief recap.

Here I am explaining to a mother why her son watched a Quick Draw episode that included a steam-powered vibrator. You can’t see her husband who is just out of frame…loading a shotgun.  Yes, I am wearing a cowboy hat and a pink shirt. I was rollin’ Urban Cowboy-style. In all honesty the woman had no idea who I was and was just asking to borrow my pen. 

Here I am preparing to lead a herd of Texas Longhorn Cattle through Dodge City. The man on my left is Buck Taylor, the star of the Western classic Gunsmoke. Gunsmoke ran for 20 years. Quick Draw is starting its second season. That is why Buck gets the white horse and the buckskin. My outfit was purchased for me thirty minutes prior to this photo. Is my horse trying to get someone’s attention as if to say, “Really? This guy?”

This was an incredible moment for me. Believe it or not, I was actually inducted into the Wild West Hall of Fame, which is located near The Boot Hill Casino and Resort who hosted the event. Larry, the man standing, is in charge of the operation but failed to tell me that they used molten lava instead of cement for reasons unknown. 

This moment warmed my heart. Yes, like me, Nancy is forever maimed by the lava, but hell, she’s officially in the Hall of Fame! I told Nancy to wear that one-of-a-kind Quick Draw trucker hat so she could get it on with a cowboy. It worked. Nancy edits the show but now she has no fingers so we will have to find someone else. 

And the love just kept on flowing. Here I stand at the top of the infamous outlaw cemetery. Boot Hill inaugurated me as an official honorary Marshal of Dodge City. Hell yes. My fellow honoree is Johnny Crawford star of The Rifleman. To my right is either Brent Harris, the face of Dodge City, or a drunk guy who rushed the stage. We simply don’t know.  And before you poo-poo this award you should know some fellow honorary Marshals: JFK, Ronald Regan, Duke Ellington and Johnny Cash. Nice.

Thank you Dodge City!!!

The Awesomes: Season Two and Still Saving the World

August 2nd, 2014 by Lauren Thorpe Public Relations Coordinator


“Some are born great. Others try super hard.” Following an awesome Comic-Con, Prock and his not-so-superhero team are back to fight crime and save the world in season 2 of “The Awesomes” premiering today on Hulu.

This season is better than ever with Entertainment Weekly claiming the “witty writing and spirited vocals from Meyers’ SNL pals are what truly animate this cartoon.”

‘The Awesomes’ returns for Season 2 under the leadership of Prock (Seth Meyers) to take on bigger and badder villains, welcome a new superhero and even navigate a steamy love triangle. The team encounters a world of trouble when Malocchio Jr. (Will Forte), a mild-mannered accountant, transforms into a maniacal supervillain. Do The Awesomes have what it takes to stop him? Will Prock ever fill his dad’s gigantic shoes? Whatever happened to Hotwire (Rashida Jones)? Questions will be answered! Adventures will be had!

Co-created by Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, starring voices by Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Paula Pell, Josh Meyers, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Steve Higgins, Emily Spivey, Kate McKinnon, Amy Poehler, Will Forte, and Maya Rudolph. The Awesomes is adult animation at its best.

See below for a behind the scenes look at some of the new cast including Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Will Forte along with co-creators Mike Shoemaker and Seth Meyers.

And don’t miss out on Josh Meyers’ (voice of ‘Perfect Man’) appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” tonight at 12:35AM ET/PT on NBC!

Hulu Launches the Month of Doctor Who!

July 31st, 2014 by Editor

Doctor Who fans rejoice! While you may have to wait until August 23rd for the season premiere of BBC AMERICA’a hit, Hulu will be your destination for two exclusive Doctor Who specials, one of which is a U.S. premiere, and two Classic Doctor Who stories that were recovered in 2013 after being lost for over 30 years!

Doctor Who follows the adventures of an eccentric Time Lord and his courageous companions throughout all of space and time.

Starting today, users can head to Hulu to watch Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide. This two hour scripted special makes its U.S. debut exclusively on Hulu and features Matt Smith as the Doctor, and Jenna Coleman as his companion, Clara Oswald. In The Ultimate Guide, the Doctor has lost his memory and Clara helps him to take an in-depth look at the past of one of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time. This special is a great recap of some of the biggest and most memorable moments from the series, and offers a great summary to newcomers.

And, that’s not all. Over the next month leading up to BBC AMERICA’s season premiere, Hulu will add several more specials to give fans even more Doctor Who, including the 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor (David Tennant returns alongside Matt Smith), and the 2013 Christmas Special Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor, the regeneration episode which marks the conclusion of Matt Smith and introduces Peter Capaldi in the role of the Doctor.

Here at Hulu, we are huge fans of the series and we are thrilled to be a streaming home of so much great content from BBC AMERICA’s hit – the longest running sci-fi series in history.

What are you waiting for? Head over to Hulu Plus to get your Doctor Who fix!


Sample Free Content on Hulu for Android

July 30th, 2014 by Karan Nischol Senior Product Manager

At Hulu, we are always thinking of new ways to provide our users access to great content…when they want it, where they want it.

Today we are pleased to announce an update to our Hulu app for Android that gives users a taste of our comprehensive library with a selection of free content on Android phones and tablets. In addition to the latest and past episodes of popular current TV shows, users will be able to enjoy a selection of content from Hulu Originals, Anime, Kids, Movies and Latino. The content available on the updated app will mirror the ad-supported Hulu.com with a few exceptions.

And so, finding out who got down on one knee on The Bachelorette or who is killing it on America’s got talent would literally be a tap away.

To access our full content library of current and back seasons of popular TV shows and movies and stream it across all connected devices from the living room to the desktop, users will be able to upgrade to Hulu Plus directly from the updated app.

So if you are like me and want to host a weekend party with your friends and watch 11 seasons of Top Chef or catch the full season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine exclusively, you can simply upgrade to Hulu Plus from within the app in just one click and unlock the entire Hulu awesomeness.

The updated version of the Hulu app is now available for Android users on the Google Play store, check it out and we hope you enjoy it.



Doing Comic-Con the Only Way They Know How: Awesomely

July 30th, 2014 by Editor

There are worse ways to start your day at San Diego Comic-Con than boarding a luxury yacht packed full of other celebrities and – not to mention – an open bar. But for the Hulu team that was on-site representing our latest Original, The Awesomes, this was just the beginning.

This year, we had our talented show creators Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, head writer Dan Mintz, and voice talent Taran Killam and Josh Meyers on the ground at Comic-Con. They kicked off a day of fan interaction on TV Guide Magazine’s Comic-Con Yacht, one-upping each other’s dance moves during a quick photo shoot and mingling with the casts of other shows like The Walking Dead and Orphan Black, who were also down at the Con.

After the luxury of a yacht, it was time for Seth to get his hands dirty on the main floor of the convention center, where he took time to meet with fans and sign autographs. He also handed out limited edition Prock action figures, modeled after his character on “The Awesomes,” made especially for Comic-Con fans.

Among those who waited in line for the collectible was one particularly excited girl who, after finally reaching the table, couldn’t help but blurt out, “Oh my gosh, this is probably the closest I’ll ever be to Jimmy Fallon!”  Seth took in the moment and happily signed an action figure for her.

After making an appearance on the show floor, the cast and crew reassembled in front of a much larger audience for the official The Awesomes panel in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. The panel, moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook, included a special video presentation of behind-the-scenes interviews with Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Will Forte, – all of whom are some of the new, exciting additions to the cast this season. During the panel and audience Q&A, Taran Killam – who plays Frantic – revealed that, after being given free reign to come up with his own voice, he discovered that the Southern accent he tried oddly “seemed to be more lady Southern, for some reason. But everyone felt it worked for Frantic, so we went along with it.”

The final stop of The Awesomes tour was the Xbox Lounge where Comic-Con goers had been pulling out their superhero alter egos and auditioning for a chance to be animated into a guest spot in the show’s upcoming season. Once there, The Awesomes signed more autographs, checked out the fan auditions and even made their own custom Awesomes super hero capes. The crew then jumped on the X-Box stage for one last appearance, achieving the awesomest feat of all… getting gamers to look up from their consoles!

Season 1 of The Awesomes is streaming now, and Season 2 premieres August 4th only on Hulu. 

Hulu Becomes the Exclusive Streaming Home to WGN America’s “Manhattan”

July 28th, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content

There’s no question that we are in a golden age of television. One of the newest shows that holds true to this fact is WGN America’s drama, “Manhattan.” And, today, I am extremely excited to announce that Hulu has acquired the subscription video-on-demand rights to the series.

Beginning today, new episodes of season one will be available every Monday following WGN America’s Sunday night airing, with all 13 episodes of season one available on Hulu. Hulu will also make the five most recently broadcast episodes of season one available for free, on a three-day delay on Hulu.com.

“Manhattan” may have just premiered last night, but it is already gathering acclaim with both critics and fans alike. That’s why it was no question for us to commit to the series before a single episode even aired to the public – making it the first time Hulu has stricken such a deal. Our partners at Lionsgate (“Deadbeat”), Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, and WGN America brought “Manhattan” to life and we are thrilled to be able to work with them to make Hulu the exclusive streaming home for the series.

The compelling drama created and written by Sam Shaw (“Masters of Sex”), and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing”), follows the real-life mission and the greatest race against time to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I was hooked after just the first episode and am thrilled to be able to make the series available to the Hulu audience.

Check out the trailer for yourself to see how gripping this drama is and be sure to watch all current and future episodes of “Manhattan” on Hulu.

Everyone Needs to Calm Down: It’s The Hotwives of Orlando

July 15th, 2014 by Editor

Beverly Hills has fancy cars and botox; New York has society parties and the Hamptons; Atlanta, lavish homes and expensive weaves.But there’s a new, untapped hotbed of luxury and haute couture in a city often overlooked: Orlando, Florida. At least, that’s what the creators of Hulu’s newest Original, The Hotwives of Orlando, want you to believe in the new parody show officially debuting today. 

Created by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Feinglass Phirman, the The Hotwives of Orlando features a strong cast of female comedy vets including Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, Angela Kinsey, Andrea Savage and Tymberlee Hill jumping into the high-heeled shoes of the outrageous society women we’ve all come to appreciate in our own special way. And whether it’s a Roaring ‘20s Intervention party or a ghost-shouting séance, these ladies know how to bring the dramain the most hilarious way possible. We politely asked the cast and creators to calm down for a minute and to tell us about how the show came together.

Tell us how the concept of the show came about: 

Danielle Schneider: It comes from a place of love. We think of it as an homage to the Housewives. I’ve been watching them since way before it was cool, from the very beginning, so this is definitely a tribute to them.

Dannah Feinglass Phirman: I came a little bit later to the Housewives but fell in love and become addicted.

Danielle: So Paul Scheer, our producer, came to us with this idea that might be kind of fun to do, and we were like ‘Yes! This is our dream job! How do we do it immediately?’ So we applied our love and our skills and wrote a script and then went out to all the funniest ladies we knew…

Andrea Savage: and when they all said no, they came to us!

Did you have a certain female comedian in mind for each character?

Danielle: I think the only person for sure was Casey Wilson, who is a good friend of ours and also a huge fan of the Housewives. I think she was someone who was on board from the day we said go, and then as we wrote and continued to get the women that we have, they all sort of made the roles their own just by doing them.

How true did you stay to the script and how much was improv?

Tymberlee Hill: I think that was an individual thing, because I know I don’t have an improv background, so I wasn’t just going to go with whatever came through [my head]. But I didn’t have to because the writing was so good. Also [Danielle and Dannah] were sitting right next to us when shooting, so if something funny came up, they were usually like, ‘let’s give it a go!’

Dannah: Also the way that these ladies worked made it feel very improvised. A lot of times I couldn’t tell they weren’t improvising, but reading what I wrote!

Andrea: But a lot of it was there on the page. Danielle and Dannah really did come up with a great script.

Kristen Schaal: These two are the next Aaron Sorkins, for sure.

Was the original intent to take it to Hulu?

Danielle: When we first wrote it we didn’t know what it was going to be, we were just hoping to do something fun with it. And then when Hulu came aboard it become something bigger than we ever imagined and we’re super excited about it.

Are there ideas floating around for a Season 2? 

Danielle: We’re definitely thinking about it, but right now it’s wide open. So fingers crossed!

Did you get to keep anything from the set?

Tymberlee: I got to keep a couple of the dresses!

Danielle: I’m not sure where that tight little pursy is—it’s funny to see something that you write on the page and think ‘oh that sounds kind of funny,’ to actually seeing it made and realize ‘We birthed that into existence.’ 

Kristen: That’s something to be proud of.

Be sure to check out all episodes of The Hotwives of Orlando now streaming on Hulu!

Hulu at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour

July 12th, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content

Today, we presented Hulu’s upcoming content slate at The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. It is an honor to be able to take the stage and announce what’s coming to the service this year to a room full of professional TV critics and journalists. I could not be more thrilled to announce that we are continuing the momentum this year by bringing new seasons of our beloved Originals, as well as the premiere of our brand new title ‘The Hotwives of Orlando’ and new library deals that will make Hulu’s content offering more robust and diverse than ever before.

When we look for the best of television to acquire and develop, we listen to our fans first and foremost. That is why, today, I am pleased to share that Hulu is now the exclusive home for all seasons of ‘South Park.’ This show has revolutionized TV and it has consistently remained a top 10 most-watched show on Hulu. All summer long, every episode of the series will be available on Hulu and we will be the exclusive streaming destination for season 18 when it launches on September 24th. Check out the trailer to see some of the most memorable moments from ‘South Park’ that you will now be able to watch – and re-watch – only on Hulu.

On the Hulu Originals front, we have an exciting line-up of shows coming your way. Season 2 of our breakout hit ‘East Los High’ just debuted on Hulu this week and is already building buzz. This English language show with an all-Latino cast is hands-down one of the most addictive shows on Hulu, which is why we announced today that we are renewing it for a third season.  And, on July 15th, we will bring you the premiere of our highly anticipated and hilarious series ‘The Hotwives of Orlando’. We know fans are absolutely going to love this show.

Later this summer, we’ll have second season premieres of fan-favorite comedies ‘The Awesomes’ from creators Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, and the hilarious improv-style western ‘Quick Draw.’

In addition to bringing you ‘South Park,’ the team at Hulu has been hard at work to continue expanding our library of exclusive, current and library content. Most recently, we’ve become the exclusive home for hit series like FX’s “The Bridge” and guilty pleasures from NBCUniversal’s Bravo Media including the “Real Housewives” franchise, “Top Chef” and many more.

As we head into the summer with a full line-up of exciting, new additions to Hulu, we are proud to be able to continue delighting audiences of all different tastes, ages and backgrounds. Until then, check out the trailers for some of the new seasons coming your way. Happy watching.