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[01/14/18 - 09:03 AM]
Hulu Expands Originals Slate and Announces New Content Deals at Television Critics Association Press Tour
Highlights include a full series order for "Catch-22," a six-part limited series event from George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content based on one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century.

[via press release from Hulu]

HULU EXPANDS ORIGINALS SLATE AND ANNOUNCES NEW CONTENT DEALS AT TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION PRESS TOUR

Hulu Confirms Order for Catch-22 Limited Series Event from George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content

All 15 Seasons of Emmy(R) Award-winning and Fan Favorite Series ER make Streaming Debut on Hulu in New Agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

Premium Streaming Service Reveals Premiere Dates for Second Season of Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning Series The Handmaid's Tale and Final Season of Critically Acclaimed Comedy Casual, as well as a New Installment of Peabody Award-winning Series National Treasure

Company also Announces new Deal to Present March of the Penguins 2 as Part of Growing Documentary Slate

PASADENA, CA (January 14, 2018) -- Today at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman unveiled a series of announcements that continue to fuel momentum for Hulu as it expands its original and library content catalogue - the largest of any streaming video on demand service in the U.S. The company's announcements included new deals to add more premium TV series and films to Hulu in 2018, as well as the premiere date of the highly-anticipated second season of The Handmaid's Tale. Hulu also presented panels for its slate of upcoming original series including The Looming Tower, Hard Sun and The Handmaid's Tale season two.

"We are committed to creating a curated, diverse, and boundary-pushing collection of content," said Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman. "And, we are doing just that by adding even more beloved shows like ER, as well as expanding our offering of brand defining original series, all within a world class on-demand experience. As we continue to explore what it means to make content in a streaming world, we are incredibly bullish on Hulu's prospects for this year and beyond."

Hulu Teams with George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content to Produce Seminal Novel Catch-22 as Six-Part Hulu Original Series

Today, Hulu confirmed a full series order for Catch-22, a six-part limited series event from George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content based on one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century. Clooney will portray Colonel Cathcart, and will direct the series alongside his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov. The series will go into production in 2018.

Catch-22 will be executive produced by Clooney and Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davis and David Michôd are attached as co-writers and executive producers for the series.

Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

Although the original novel was published over 50 years ago, Catch-22 has continued to be regarded as the origin story of the geopolitical here-and-now.

"Catch-22 is a rare story that has withstood the test of time, not only as a literary masterpiece, but as a story that still resonates in today's political and social conversation," said Stillerman. "These are exactly the types of stories we want to be programming at Hulu, and we couldn't be happier to partner with George Clooney, Paramount TV and this phenomenal group of creatives to bring one of the most well-known books of all time to viewers in a way that has never been seen before."

Catch-22 will join a growing slate of premium original programming from award-winning creators on Hulu, including the award-winning drama, The Handmaid's Tale; the upcoming The Looming Tower, a limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning expose by Lawrence Wright from Academy Award-nominated Writer Dan Futterman and Academy Award and Emmy Award winning Director Alex Gibney; and Stephen King and J.J. Abrams' upcoming series, Castle Rock.

Emmy(R) Award-Winning and Fan-Favorite Series ER Makes Streaming Debut on Hulu Today in New Agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

Hulu announced a new agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that will mark the streaming debut of fan-favorite series ER. After being one of the most-watched shows in America during its run, all 15 seasons - more than 330 episodes - are available in SVOD for the first time ever exclusively on Hulu today.

Since its premiere in 1994, ER has gone on to become the most-nominated drama in Emmy(R) Award history. The iconic series also helped launch the careers of actors such as George Clooney, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies.

The medical drama combined the extraordinary talents of best-selling author/medical doctor Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television with Peabody-, Humanitas- and Emmy(R)-winning executive producer John Wells (The West Wing, Shameless, Animal Kingdom). It follows the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital in Chicago and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. The series was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. In its 15-season run, the show became the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history, and has won a total of 23 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. ER has received a total of 124 Emmy(R) nominations, which makes it the most-nominated drama series in history.

Upon hearing news around the series becoming available on Hulu, star George Clooney stated: "It was such an honor to be a part of this show. I was lucky to have worked with so many writers, actors and directors all at the top of their game. Most importantly I've made friends for a lifetime. I'm excited it will finally be streaming on Hulu."

Second Season of Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning Hit Series, The Handmaid's Tale to Premiere April 25th on Hulu

Award-winning and hit drama series, The Handmaid's Tale, will return for season two on April 25th with two new episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday only on Hulu.

The 13-episode second season will be shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. "Gilead is within you" is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all characters will fight against - or succumb to - this dark truth.

The Handmaid's Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. The series stars Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.

Hulu Picks Up Second Installment of Peabody-Award Winning Drama Series, National Treasure

The company today revealed that a second, four-part installment of the Peabody Award-winning drama series - National Treasure - will premiere in its entirety on April 4th as part of the Hulu Originals slate.

After its record-breaking debut on Channel 4 in the UK, season two - titled Kiri - will make its US-debut only on Hulu. The new season will unfold around the abduction of a young black girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follow.

National Treasure: Kiri is created and written by BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne. George Ormond (National Treasure, Ackley Bridge, Great Expectations) and George Faber (Shameless, National Treasure, The Devil's Whore, Skins) returns as executive producers of the acclaimed series. The series is produced by Toby Bentley (National Treasure, No Offence) and directed by Euros Lyn (Happy Valley, Damilola, Our Loved Boy).

Hulu Adds March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step to Award-winning Documentary Slate

On March 23rd, Hulu will present the sequel to one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time: March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step.

After its theatrical release in 2005, March of the Penguins went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. For March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step, Filmmaker Luc Jacquet and narrator Morgan Freeman will return to the Antarctic to revisit the Emperor Penguins who call the frozen continent home.

Over a decade after making the Academy Award winning March of the Penguins, Jacquet spent two months shooting in the Antarctic winter using the new technology of 4K cameras, airborne drones, and under-ice diving to show the astonishing lives of these mysterious creatures in an entirely new light. March of the Penguins 2 tells the story of two penguins, a father and son, as they face and overcome the almost unimaginable challenges of life in this hostile land.

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step joins a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries presented by Hulu, including The Beatles: 8 Days a Week - The Touring Years, Too Funny to Fail, Obey Giant, Becoming Bond, Dumb and Batman and Bill.

Final Season of Golden Globe Nominated Hulu Original Casual to Premiere on July 31st

After three critically acclaimed seasons, the fourth and final season of Casual will premiere in its entirety on July 31st.

Since its premiere in 2015, Casual has gone on to become the first Golden Globe nominated original series for Hulu, and has earned acclaim from fans and critics alike. Created by Zander Lehmann, Casual is executive produced by Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann and Helen Estabrook. Stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Nyasha Hatendi and Julie Berman will return for the final season. The series comes to Hulu from Lionsgate Television.

All episodes of Casual are now available to stream on Hulu and will remain part of the company's growing offering of original comedy series.

About Hulu

Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to more than 47 million total unique viewers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale, Future Man, Marvel's Runaways, The Path, 11.22.63, and Golden Globe nominated comedy Casual, as well as upcoming series The Looming Tower, Castle Rock and The First. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering - making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.





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· CASUAL (HULU)
· CATCH-22 (HULU)
· ER (NBC)
· HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (HULU)
· HARD SUN (HULU)
· LOOMING TOWER, THE (HULU)
· NATIONAL TREASURE (HULU)





[01/17/18 - 09:09 AM]
"Love at First Bite" - New Series Premieres Monday, January 22 at 10PM ET/PT on FYI
Each 30-minute episode follows a couple who met, fell in love, and followed their passion for food and creativity together by opening a restaurant.

[01/17/18 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us," "Ellen's Game of Games" Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock cruises to victory among adults 18-49 last night.

[01/17/18 - 07:58 AM]
CMT Unveils the Cast of "Music City" from the Creator of "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach" Premiering Thursday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
The highly-anticipated "Music City" follows a group of friends entering the next chapter of their lives while chasing dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville.

[01/17/18 - 07:03 AM]
Video: First Look at the New Season of "Queer Eye" Launching Exclusively on Netflix February 7
The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five.

[01/17/18 - 06:30 AM]
Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 Added to the Lineup for the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" on Jan. 28 on CBS
Previously announced performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt and SZA.

[01/17/18 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights a Second Season of Hit Superhero Series "The Tick"
As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of "The Tick's" first season on February 23.

[01/17/18 - 06:00 AM]
"The Powerpuff Girls" Celebrate 20 Years of Saving the World Before Bedtime
The celebration will begin in February with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019.

[01/16/18 - 06:20 PM]
"The Office" Marathon Delivers Big Gains for Comedy Central with Total-Day Rating Up 71% Against Year-Ago
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Monday, January 15.

[01/16/18 - 02:00 PM]
FOX Renews Critically Acclaimed Hit Drama "9-1-1" for a Second Season
"With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again," said Dana Walden and Gary Newman.

[01/16/18 - 01:52 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sold in 75% of the U.S. for Syndication Debut This Fall
Dick Wolf's award-winning police procedural series will air Monday-Friday in national syndication beginning September 2018.

[01/16/18 - 01:21 PM]
Velocity's Barrett-Jackson Live Hits the Gas for a Supercharged Saturday
One of the biggest annual automotive events in America, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, features thousands of bidders, leading athletes and celebrities and dedicated collectors all vying for their next one-of-a-kind ride.

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
"Love Is ___" Series Regular Casting
They'll join the previously announced Michele Weaver as the female lead Nuri and Will Catlett as male lead Yasir.

[01/16/18 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Schedules Three-Hour "Billboard Music Awards" to Air Live Coast to Coast on Sunday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The network acquired the rights to the "Billboard Music Awards" in a new multi-year deal signed in November.

[01/16/18 - 10:52 AM]
Nickelodeon's Viral Sports Clip Series "Crashletes" Returns for an Epic Third Season, Premiering Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT) in TeenNick's NickSports Block
Co-hosts Brandon Broady and Stevie Nelson will be joined by a guest athlete in each episode who will help provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities.

[01/16/18 - 10:04 AM]
PBS Kids Offers Sneak Peek of Its First Series Dedicated to the Arts and Creativity: "Pinkalicious & Peterrific"
Three full-length 11-minute stories are now available; additional stories will roll out on digital platforms every Friday until February 9, when PBS stations will broadcast a special, one-hour series premiere event.