With Hulu’s new fall slate announced on Sunday, the VOD service continues to buck the prevailing streaming industry trend of binge-friendly, all-at-once premieres of entire seasons. Instead, it will present its shows the old fashioned linear TV way, with episodes premiering one at a time on a weekly basis.
Hulu kicks of its fall programming roll-out with the September 8 premiere of season three of its animated superhero comedy “The Awesomes,” featuring the voices of Seth Meyers, Taran Killam, Paula Pell, Ike Barinholtz, Rashida Jones, Bill Hader and Kenan Thompson. The show is a co-production of Hulu and “SNL” exec producer Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.
A week later, on September 15, it will debut the 26-episode fourth season of “The Mindy Project,” starring Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina and Ed Meeks, which it rescued from the scrapheap after Fox cancelled the show in May. The series is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television
On October 7, Hulu premieres the 10-episode first season of its new original series “Casual,” a comedy about a bachelor brother (Tommy Dewey) and his newly-divorced sister (Michaela Watkins) forced to live together under one roof again. Produced by Lionsgate Television, it was created by Zander Lehmann, who also executive produced along with Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”), Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar.
Premiering on October 21 is “RocketJump: The Show,” an anthology series in which each of its eight episodes is accompanied by a corresponding behind-the-scenes making-of documentary. Like “Casual,” it comes from Lionsgate Television, which signed a multi-year content deal with RocketJump in April 2014.
All the shows will premiere new episodes on Wednesdays, save for “The Awesomes,” which will premiere on Tuesdays.
Hulu has yet to announce premiere dates for “11/22/63,” a J.J. Abrams-produced mini-series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name about a teacher (James Franco) who travels back in time to present the JFK assassination; and “The Way,” a family drama from creator Jason Katims (“Parenthood”) starring Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Michelle Monaghan (“Source Code”) and Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal”).