Two more series will become available on Hulu this year, a classic and a modern comedy-series. Hulu officially announced today that the company has secured a new content licensing agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive subscription streaming video-on-demand rights to ABC’s hit comedy series, “black-ish”. The popular streaming service also picked-up episodes of “The Golden Girls”.
After returning for its midseason premiere this week, ABC’s critically acclaimed, hit series, black-ish, continues to score double-digit Adult 18-49 growth week to week in its third season. The series, which just earned its first Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, is available to stream in its entirety now on Hulu and new episodes will continue to be available to stream for subscribers the day after they air on ABC.
The new series black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner., Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Jenifer Lewis and Peter Mackenzie. The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
The deal comes on the heels of Hulu’s first licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for theatrical features. In the past year, Hulu also struck a deal with The Disney-ABC Television Group for top-rated kids programming from Disney’s suite of networks, and more than 20 Disney Channel Original Movies. You may have noticed that you can now watch Disney classics like “Mulan” and “Hercules” right from the Hulu app, which we have to say is pretty fantastic for these long winter nights.
As for “The Golden Girls,” the fabulous trio will also be heading to Hulu. The company’s Head Of Content, Craig Erich, made the announcement during his opening at TCA this weekend. According to the statements, Hulu will add the complete series of “The Golden Girls,” and episodes will be available to stream starting on February 13, 2017.