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ABC Shows On Hulu

In ABC, Disney, Hulu on 05/01/2009 at 1:50 am


As previously posted, Disney is teaming up with NBC and News Corp on Hulu. Below is a list of ABC shows soon to be posted. Beyond these ABC shows, there will also be series from ABC Family and a very limited selection from Disney Channel. My previous prediction of ESPN material being on the site probably won’t happen since Disney made some sort of deal with YouTube for ESPN content last year.

Lost
Scrubs
Ugly Betty
Desperate Housewives
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice
General Hospital
Commander in Chief
The View
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Obviously, many of ABC’s most popular shows are missing, even though they are up for streaming from the network’s webpage. I’m not sure what legal or licensing mumbo jumbo is holding up good shows like Brother & Sisters, Better Off Ted, Samantha Who?, The Unusuals, etc, but I’m hoping they get those worked out.

I’m also hoping they start hitting up the back catalog soon. That seems to be a very popular portion on Hulu. Numbers one and two on my list would be thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, followed by The Practice, The Commish, The Wonder Years and a bunch more. Here’s hoping.

So far the addition of Disney to the Hulu team doesn’t really affect much as, like I said, all the additions to Hulu are already available on the ABC website. The only positive step is the fact that shows streamed on Hulu automatically start back up again after ad viewing where as ABC’s web player forces you to click a button to continue the show. Well, that and it’s always easier to have everything on one website.

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