Hulu Inks Exclusive Deal With Vice for 150 Hours of Viceland Programming

Hulu has reached a deal with Vice Media that will bring 150 hours of original shows from the Viceland cable network to the internet-streaming service. It’s Vice’s first-ever subscription VOD agreement for Viceland, and the first content-lic…

Hulu has reached a deal with Vice Media that will bring 150 hours of original shows from the Viceland cable network to the internet-streaming service. It’s Vice’s first-ever subscription VOD agreement for Viceland, and the first content-licensing deal between Hulu and Vice Media. The deal makes Hulu the exclusive SVOD home for Viceland’s shows. The […]

Tom Ellis Says a ‘Conversation Has Been Sparked’ by #SaveLucifer – But Can’t Say Where (Video)

Tom Ellis is trying to bring the devil back from cancellation hell. Luckily, he has a serious pack of “Lucifer” fans to help him in his quest — and possibly Netflix or Hulu.

“Warner Bros are an independent studio so there are other places we can take it and those are potentially exciting places,” Ellis, who plays the lead character in the recently-canceled Fox series, said in an interview with BBC Newsnight Wednesday.

When asked if the series is being shopped to a particular platform — like Netflix or Hulu — Ellis said he’s “not in a place to talk about conversations that are or are not happening all I know is that a conversation has been sparked like this, but an obvious place would be somewhere like that [streaming services].”

Also Read: Ratings: ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Superior Donuts’ Both Tick Up With Series Finales

“All I’m saying is watch this space,” he added.

An individual with knowledge of the situation post-cancellation tells TheWrap that it’s safe to say the studio is exploring all of its options right now.

Fox announced last Friday the drama had been canceled after three seasons, a decision that showrunner Joe Henderson said, “f–ing hurts.”

Also Read: To Hell and Back? #SaveLucifer Fan Crusade Burns up Twitter After Fox Cancellation

He and Ellis both took to Twitter to grieve with fans, which got the #SaveLucifer campaign going — the same day that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was revived at NBC following its Fox cancellation.

However, that outcry has yet to save the series, which aired its finale on Fox Monday. The closing episode grew in ratings from last week.

Warner Bros. Television declined TheWrap‘s request for comment for this story.

Watch Ellis’ interview above.

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Tom Welling Joins ‘Lucifer’ for Season 3

Tom Ellis is trying to bring the devil back from cancellation hell. Luckily, he has a serious pack of “Lucifer” fans to help him in his quest — and possibly Netflix or Hulu.

“Warner Bros are an independent studio so there are other places we can take it and those are potentially exciting places,” Ellis, who plays the lead character in the recently-canceled Fox series, said in an interview with BBC Newsnight Wednesday.

When asked if the series is being shopped to a particular platform — like Netflix or Hulu — Ellis said he’s “not in a place to talk about conversations that are or are not happening all I know is that a conversation has been sparked like this, but an obvious place would be somewhere like that [streaming services].”

“All I’m saying is watch this space,” he added.

An individual with knowledge of the situation post-cancellation tells TheWrap that it’s safe to say the studio is exploring all of its options right now.

Fox announced last Friday the drama had been canceled after three seasons, a decision that showrunner Joe Henderson said, “f–ing hurts.”

He and Ellis both took to Twitter to grieve with fans, which got the #SaveLucifer campaign going — the same day that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was revived at NBC following its Fox cancellation.

However, that outcry has yet to save the series, which aired its finale on Fox Monday. The closing episode grew in ratings from last week.

Warner Bros. Television declined TheWrap‘s request for comment for this story.

Watch Ellis’ interview above.

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Ratings: 'Lucifer,' 'Superior Donuts' Both Tick Up With Series Finales

To Hell and Back? #SaveLucifer Fan Crusade Burns up Twitter After Fox Cancellation

Tom Welling Joins 'Lucifer' for Season 3

Hulu Brings Live TV Guide, Vertical Video Player to Mobile Apps

Hulu is getting ready to tweak its mobile apps to put a bigger emphasis on live TV viewing: The company is set to launch new versions of its iOS and Android apps next week that will feature a new program guide for live TV as well as a number of other t…

Hulu is getting ready to tweak its mobile apps to put a bigger emphasis on live TV viewing: The company is set to launch new versions of its iOS and Android apps next week that will feature a new program guide for live TV as well as a number of other tweaks meant to improve […]

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Update: Hulu Passes But There Is Still Hope For Cop Comedy

The euphoria surrounding fans’ grass-root campaign to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine has started to subside a day after the show’s cancellation by Fox — and with it the optimism about it finding a new home.
Hulu, a corporate sibling of Brook…

The euphoria surrounding fans’ grass-root campaign to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine has started to subside a day after the show’s cancellation by Fox — and with it the optimism about it finding a new home. Hulu, a corporate sibling of Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s production studio, Universal TV, was a perfect fit as it owns the comedy’s SVOD rights and had successfully rescued another Uni TV comedy cancelled by Fox, The Mindy Project. There were conversations between the two parties…

Hulu, Netflix Pass on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ Will Not Rescue Fox Comedy From Cancellation

Hulu has passed on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” opting not to save the Fox comedy from cancellation.

According to an individual familiar with the situation, the streaming platform will not order a seventh season of the Universal Television-produced Andy Samberg ensemble comedy. Hulu declined to comment; Universal TV did not immediately respond.

Netflix, which was never seriously considering picking up the show, has also passed on the the show, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment.

Talks that the sitcom was being eyed for a return elsewhere began Thursday, just hours after the show fell victim to Fox’s pre-upfronts house-cleaning along with “The Mick” and “Last Man on Earth.” A Fox insider cited the network’s added night of “Thursday Night Football” and “a large portion of our new series renewed” as reasons for the trio of cancellations.

Also Read: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Saved? Other Networks and Platforms Have Already Expressed Interest

The news brought about an outpouring of support from fans who objected to the decision, including from Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Lin-Manuel Miranda —  who encouraged his followers to tweet “#RenewB99” to save the show.

An individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap Thursday that producers Universal Television received interest from multiple other networks and streaming platforms about potentially picking up a sixth season of the show, though that effort has now suffered a major setback.

Hulu was seen as the most likely possible new home for the show, given that the streamer previously saved “The Mindy Project” (also produced by Universal Television and 3Arts Entertainment) after it was canceled by Fox in 2015.

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Why Fox Canceled ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘The Mick’ and ‘The Last Man on Earth’

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Hulu has passed on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” opting not to save the Fox comedy from cancellation.

According to an individual familiar with the situation, the streaming platform will not order a seventh season of the Universal Television-produced Andy Samberg ensemble comedy. Hulu declined to comment; Universal TV did not immediately respond.

Netflix, which was never seriously considering picking up the show, has also passed on the the show, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment.

Talks that the sitcom was being eyed for a return elsewhere began Thursday, just hours after the show fell victim to Fox’s pre-upfronts house-cleaning along with “The Mick” and “Last Man on Earth.” A Fox insider cited the network’s added night of “Thursday Night Football” and “a large portion of our new series renewed” as reasons for the trio of cancellations.

The news brought about an outpouring of support from fans who objected to the decision, including from Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Lin-Manuel Miranda —  who encouraged his followers to tweet “#RenewB99” to save the show.

An individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap Thursday that producers Universal Television received interest from multiple other networks and streaming platforms about potentially picking up a sixth season of the show, though that effort has now suffered a major setback.

Hulu was seen as the most likely possible new home for the show, given that the streamer previously saved “The Mindy Project” (also produced by Universal Television and 3Arts Entertainment) after it was canceled by Fox in 2015.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Saved? Other Networks and Platforms Have Already Expressed Interest

Why Fox Canceled 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mick' and 'The Last Man on Earth'

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Superfan Lin-Manuel Miranda Leads Charge to Save Fox Comedy

Hulu Passes on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is not going to Hulu after all. Variety has learned that the ensemble cop comedy series will not continue at the streaming service once it ends its run on Fox. Hulu and Universal Television had been in talks to continue…

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is not going to Hulu after all. Variety has learned that the ensemble cop comedy series will not continue at the streaming service once it ends its run on Fox. Hulu and Universal Television had been in talks to continue the show after the conclusion of the fifth season, much like they did […]