Hulu Gets Exclusive Access to Select ABC TV Shows16 Dec, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Hulu Dec. 16 announced it signed a new license agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group that includes exclusive subscription streaming rights to all episodes of “Resurrection” and “Mistresses,” as well as prior episodes of Lifetime’s “Devious Maids.”
Hulu is co-owned by The Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Comcast.
The pact gives Hulu Plus subscribers the ability to catch up with all episodes of “Mistresses” ahead of its season-three premiere. Based on the U.K. television series of the same name, “Mistresses” is a drama about the scandalous lives of a four girlfriends. The third season premieres in the summer of 2015 on ABC.
All episodes from season one are available now to stream and season two will become available to stream ahead of the season-three premiere. New episodes will be available the day after they air on ABC.
All episodes of “Resurrection,” about the re-integration of an 8-year-old Missouri boy found in China, is available now prior to the season three’s bow Jan. 4, 2015.
Finally, all episodes from the first season of “Devious Maids,” from producer Eva Longoria, also are available to stream. Subscribers can watch all episodes from the second season ahead of the season-three premiere in the summer on Lifetime.
The deal also encompasses more than 750 library episodes from ABC Studios and ABC Family to Hulu, including full seasons of “Melissa & Joey,” “Alias,” “Army Wives,” “Body of Proof,” “Twisted” and “Make It or Break It,” among others.
For children, Hulu Kids is getting Marvel animated series “Spider-Man,” “X-Men” and “Iron Man: Armored Adventures,” among others.