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The CW Shows Are Coming to Hulu

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2011 4:00PM
The CW Partners With HuluThe CW is stepping up its game. In early October, The CW partnered with Netflix to put past seasons of their current shows on the streaming service. Now, the fledgling network is partnering with Hulu for a new five-year licensing agreement that will bring current episodes of CW shows to the online streaming site.

The partnership begins later in 2011 and will include The CW's nine current shows, 'Ringer,' 'Hart of Dixie,' 'The Secret Circle,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Supernatural,' 'Nikita,' '90210' and 'America's Next Top Model.'

"Our new arrangement with Hulu only affirms the incredible value of The CW's series, as well as amplifying the immense power of the broadcast network model," Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, said in a statement. "As we increase the amount of year round original programming on The CW, this deal provides our shows with greater exposure on a new platform, helping build even more awareness that will drive viewers back to the network and its affiliates. We see this as a win for everyone involved, the network, the stations, Hulu and ultimately, the viewers."

Hulu's deal with The CW brings four out of the five major broadcast networks to the platform. CBS, The CW's parent company, is the only network not licensing its content. Could they be next?

"The CW programming is a great example of the kind of in-season content we want to make available on our service – high-quality, engaging, serialized shows that fans passionately love," Andy Forssell, SVP of content at Hulu, said in a statement. "Making these shows available on Hulu and Hulu Plus will allow new and existing fans to get their fix of The CW's great shows anytime and anywhere."

Tell us: Are you excited for The CW shows to come to Hulu?

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icicero316

It's about time!!!!!

October 31 2011 at 10:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Teleholic

OH MY GOSH FINALLY

October 28 2011 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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