Hulu announced that “Tthe Golden Girls” will debut on it streaming service on February 13. This was a result of a deal made by Hulu to acquire the entire 180 episodes of the famous sitcom.
Hulu Head of Content, Craig Erwich, announced that all seven seasons of The Golden Girls will be available on Hulu. As well, he said that Black-ish, Private Practice, and Desperate Housewives will join the series as well.
“This marks the first time one of the most popular series of all time will be available to stream all at once in one place,” said Craig Erwich.
180 episodes of Golden Girls streaming on Hulu
‘The Golden Girls” is one of the most popular TV shows of all times. Susan Harris created this American sitcom and it, aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992 with a total of 180 half-an-hour episodes distributed in seven seasons. It received several awards and nominations including three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series and two Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding comedy series.
It stars Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, four women that live together in Miami. All four received at least one Emmy Award while the series was being produced. It also ranked among the top ten highest-rated programs for six of its seven seasons. According to Hulu head of content, they are happy to have the streaming rights for such an outstanding series, one that gained 68 Emmy nominations. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Saturday.
Golden girls will be available to stream on Hulu on February 13. Hulu also has the rights to stream famous series such as Seinfeld. As well, Erwich announced that they made other deals to have the streaming rights of Private Practice, Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives, and Black-ish.
“Some of the biggest comedy voices today all aggregated in one platform,” Erwich said when announcing the news.
Hulu made a deal with Disney-ABC TV to stream Black-ish
Black-ish is an American sitcom that debuted on September 24, 2014, on ABC. It is a single-camera comedy that tells the story of an upper-middle-class African American family. The series addresses delicate topics such as racism, LGBTQ rights, and police brutality. It stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Rose. It has received good reviews, and it was renewed for a third season in March 2016. ABC recently asked for two more episodes of the third season making it a 24-episode season.
Hulu just closed a deal with Disney-ABC TV for the exclusive streaming rights to Black-ish. The deal includes all two seasons of the ABC’s comedy. The show has already received several award nominations, including three Emmy nominations for season two, and three Golden Globe nominations for season three. It won a Teen Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.