Here’s What’s Coming To Hulu And Hulu PlusBy: Chris Crum - May 16, 2014
Hulu is sharing a list of show launches for the coming weeks and months. Each week, we give you a look at what’s coming to Netflix, so here’s a look at one of its rivals for a change.
Speaking of Netflix, Hulu this week announced that it has added Jenny Wall as SVP, Head of Marketing. She previously led the global creative team at Netflix.
Hulu’s list includes Jim Henson’s “Doozers,” “The Next Step,” , “Rev.’s, “East Los High,” “Hotwives of Orlando,” “The Awesomes,” “Quick Draw,” and more.
Here’s the list:
May 16 – Jim Henson’s “Doozers:” On April 25, Hulu debuted its first original series for Hulu Kids, “Doozers.” The animated preschool series that encourages children to design, create and innovate. Inspired by the wildly popular characters from the classic Henson series “Fraggle Rock,” the entrepreneurial “Pod Squad,” Spike, Molly Bolt, Flex and Daisy Wheel, put ideas into action and take on challenges integrating a groundbreaking design thinking curriculum, which is part of an overall STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) initiative. “Doozers” is available exclusively on Hulu Kids, Hulu’s hub just for kids featuring current-season hits and past favorites such as “Fraggle Rock,” “Pokemon,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Caillou” and more at http://www.hulu.com/kids.
May 28 – “The Next Step:” Dance like everybody’s watching. This reality-style teen drama follows the lives of a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they attempt to win the regional dance championships. The tightly knit team of dancers train, rehearse and hang out together within a well-established social order led by star dancer Emily and the E-Girls, a band of dancers who are used to running the studio. A new girl joins the team, challenging alliances and social balance of the studio as the regional championships quickly approach.
June 1 – “Fugget About It” Season Two: The outrageous animated sitcom about the misadventures of Jimmy Falcone returns for its second season only on Hulu and Hulu Plus. The former New York mob boss settles into his lot in life in the witness protection in Regina, Saskatchewan.
June 15 – “Rev.” Season Three: “Rev.” is a BAFTA award-winning comedy series following the enormous daily frustrations and moral conflicts of an inner-city vicar Rev. Adam Smallbone, played by co-creator Tom Hollander (“Pirates of the Caribbean”). Big questions are asked of Smallbone and his wife Alex, played by double BAFTA-award winning Olivia Colman (“Broadchurch”), as they adjust to life as new parents at St. Saviour’s. A host of new and returning characters join the band of lost but loveable misfits in the parish, including Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) and Joanna Scanlan (“The Thick of It”). “Rev.” is directed by Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”), and is a Big Talk production (“Spaced,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”) made available on Hulu and Hulu Plus by BBC Worldwide North America. http://www.hulu.com/rev
July 9 – “East Los High” Season Two: Welcome back to “East Los High”! The Hulu Original Series returns hotter than ever as romance, sex, dance and mystery fill the East Los High hallways with a new cast of students. Ceci returns to coach the Bomb Squad and struggles to take the unruly dance team to state championships. And get ready as this new class at East Los High finds themselves in unexpected love triangles and true-to-life situations, a scandalous turns of events makes it another breathtaking and suspenseful year at this inner-city high school!
July 15 – “Hotwives of Orlando:” “Hotwives of Orlando” is a comedy series that pays homage to the “Real Housewives” franchise that people love to hate but secretly love. “Hotwives” takes us deep into the 97th most glamorous city in the world, Orlando, and the ladies who live there. Watch as these drunk, horny, rich, horrible, women fight, gossip, cheat, backstab and weave-pull their way into your hearts. Starring Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Danielle Schneider and Andrea Savage.
August 4 – “The Awesomes” Season Two: The Awesomes is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of show co-creators Seth Meyers (“SNL”) and Michael Shoemaker (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”). It is the story about the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. The team is led by the possibly under-qualified Professor Doctor Awesome, voiced by Meyers, who is determined to bring these funny-if-flawed superheroes to glory. Meyers and Shoemaker called upon their many friends in the comedy world to voice the characters, including some of “Saturday Night Live’s” most celebrated cast and alumni Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon. This first animated Hulu Original Series is executive produced by Meyers, Shoemaker, and Broadway Video.
August 7 – “Quick Draw” Season Two: “Quick Draw” is a comedy western set in 1875 centering on Sheriff John Henry Hoyle (John Lehr), a Harvard graduate, who brings the latest criminology and forensics techniques to the wild west town of Great Bend, Kansas. Season two of the procedural western comedy starts off with a bang, literally, promising more laughs, romance and gun-slinging action. Cole Younger is back and badder than ever, but hot shot Hoyle aims to stop him. Deputy Eli (Nick Brown), saloon owner Honey Shaw (Allison Dunbar), outlaw Pearl Starr (Alexia Dox) and undertaker Vernon Shaw (Robert Clendenin) return. The series is co-created and executive produced by Nancy Hower and John Lehr (“10 Items or Less,” “Jailbait”) and co-executive produced by Keith Raskin (“Key & Peele,” “The League”).
The following NBCU content is also coming to the service, though the dates are unknown so far):
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Housewives (all franchises except DC)
Top Chef and Top Chef Masters
Same for this CBS content:
Touched by an Angel
Hulu recently announced free, full-episode mobile streaming.
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