Hulu announced that the following programs were renewed/would be debuting at some point at their Upfront event:

Today at the Hulu Upfront in New York City, Hulu’s executive leadership, including CEO Mike Hopkins, SVP of Sales Peter Naylor and SVP, Head of Content, Craig Erwich, presented new developments in original programming, content, technology and advertising innovation that continue to make Hulu and Hulu Plus the premier destination for premium content on any device, at anytime, anywhere.

Cecily Strong of “SNL” and Hulu Original Series “The Awesomes,” hosted the presentation, which featured stars and creators from shows exclusive to Hulu and Hulu Plus, including Mindy Kaling of “The Mindy Project,” Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker of “The Awesomes,” Tyler Labine and cast of “Deadbeat,” Chris O’Dowd of “Moone Boy,” Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi of “Community,” and “The Hotwives of Orlando” cast. Dancers from popular teen dramas “East Los High” and “The Next Step” performed, and chart toppers Capital Cities closed out the event with a bang.

In front of an audience of over 1,000 advertisers, CEO Mike Hopkins announced that the Hulu Plus subscription service has surpassed six million subscribers.

And in addition to the previously announced second season renewals for “The Awesomes,” “Behind the Mask,“ “Quick Draw,” and “East Los High,” Craig Erwich announced that Hulu is ordering a second season of “Deadbeat.”


“Deadbeat,” a supernatural comedy, stars Tyler Labine (“Reaper”) as a hapless medium who will do anything to finish New York City ghosts’ unfinished business. “Deadbeat” also stars Brandon T. Jackson (“Tropic Thunder”), Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”), and Lucy DeVito (“Melissa & Joey”). • CREDITS: Co-produced by Hulu and Lionsgate Television, “Deadbeat” is directed and executive produced by Troy Miller (“Arrested Development,” “Flight of the Conchords”) through Dakota Pictures, co-created by Cody Heller & Brett Konner (“Wilfred”), and produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg at Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

• LAUNCH: April 9, 2014 • SHOW PAGE:


Moone Boy (Season 2)
Moone Boy is a warm family comedy series about a young boy growing up in a chaotic
and creative household in late 1980s Ireland. A semi-autobiographical series written
by and starring Chris O’Dowd ("Bridesmaids," "Girls")  as the imaginary friend of
11-year-old Martin, the youngest child in the large, loud Moone family. Moone Boy is
made available to Hulu and Hulu Plus from BBC Worldwide Americas. Six (6) episodes.

•       CREDITS: A Sprout Pictures, Baby Cow, Hot Cod Productions and Grand Pictures
production. Created by Chris O’Dowd, written by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent
Murphy, directed by Declan Lowney, produced by Ted Dowd, executive produced by Henry
Normal, Gina Carter, Paul Donovan, Chris O’Dowd

•       LAUNCH: Season 2, April 24, 2014

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The Next Step
Dance like everybody’s watching. This reality-style teen drama follows the lives of
a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they attempt to win the regional
dance championships. The tightly knit team of dancers train, rehearse and hang out
together within a well-established social order led by star dancer Emily and the
E-Girls, a band of dancers who are used to running the studio. A new girl joins the
team, challenging alliances and social balance of the studio as the regional
championships quickly approach.

•       CREDITS: A Temple Street (“Orphan Black”) production, “The Next Step” is
made available to Hulu and Hulu Plus by BBC Worldwide North America. Created and
Executive Produced by Frank Van Keeken.

•       LAUNCH: Season 1, May 28, 2014

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Hotwives of Orlando
"Hotwives of Orlando" is a comedy series that pays homage to the “Real Housewives”
franchise that people love to hate but secretly love. “Hotwives" takes us deep into
the 97th most glamorous city in the world, Orlando, and the ladies who live there.
Watch as these drunk, horny, rich, horrible, women fight, gossip, cheat, backstab
and weave-pull their way into your hearts. 7 episodes.

•       CREDITS: A Paramount production. Executive produced by Jon Stern and Paul
Scheer. Directed by Alex Fernie. Written by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman.
Starring Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Danielle
Schneider and Andrea Savage.

•       LAUNCH: Season 1, July 15, 2014

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The Awesomes (Season 2)

The Awesomes is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book
storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of show
co-creators Seth Meyers ("SNL") and Michael Shoemaker ("Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon"). It is the story about the greatest superhero team in history, The
Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. The team is
led by the possibly under-qualified Professor Doctor Awesome, voiced by Meyers, who
is determined to bring these funny-if-flawed superheroes to glory. Meyers and
Shoemaker called upon their many friends in the comedy world to voice the
characters, including some of "Saturday Night Live's" most celebrated cast and
alumni Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, and Taran Killam. This first animated Hulu
Original Series is executive produced by Meyers, Shoemaker, and Broadway Video. Ten
(10) episodes.

•       CREDITS: A Broadway Video production in association with Hulu. Created by
Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, written by Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Judd
Winick and Josh Weinstein, produced by Broadway Video, executive produced by Seth
Meyers, Michael Shoemaker

•       LAUNCH: Season 2, August 4, 2014

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Quick Draw (Season 2)
“Quick Draw” is a comedy western set in 1875 centering on Sheriff John Henry Hoyle
(John Lehr), a Harvard graduate, who brings the latest criminology and forensics
techniques to the wild west town of Great Bend, Kansas. Season two of the procedural
western comedy starts off with a bang, literally, promising more laughs, romance and
gun-slinging action. Deputy Eli (Nick Brown), saloon owner Honey Shaw (Allison
Dunbar), outlaw Pearl Starr (Alexia Dox) and undertaker Vernon Shaw (Robert
Clendenin) return.  The series is co-created and executive produced by Nancy Hower
and John Lehr (“10 Items or Less,” “Jailbait”) and co-executive produced by Keith
Raskin (“Key & Peele,” “The League”). 10 episodes.

•       CREDITS: Created and written by Nancy Hower and John Lehr, directed by Nancy
Hower, executive produced by Nancy Hower, John Lehr, Keith Raskin

•       LAUNCH: Season 2, August 7, 2014

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Behind the Mask (Season 2)

Behind the Mask takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes adventure into the colorful and
never-before-seen world of sports mascots. Through the eyes of four dedicated
performers at the high school, college, minor league and NBA pro levels, Behind the
Mask takes an authentic look at the sports world’s most unsung heroes. Funny,
entertaining, and at times poignant, this show tells the moving stories of these
real-life Clark Kents, capturing their highs and lows, both inside and outside the
suit. Behind the Mask is created by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Josh Greenbaum and
produced by Occupant Entertainment ("Better Living Through Chemistry," "The
Wackness"). Ten (10) episodes.

•       CREDITS: An Occupant Entertainment production in association with Hulu.
Created and directed by Josh Greenbaum, produced by Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter,
Richard Naing, Kate Sharp

•       LAUNCH: Season 2, Fall/Winter 2014

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East Los High (Season 2)
Welcome back to "East Los High"! The Hulu Original Series returns hotter than ever
as romance, sex, dance and mystery fill the East Los High hallways with a new cast
of students. Ceci returns to coach the Bomb Squad and struggles to take the unruly
dance team to state championships. And get ready as this new class at East Los High
finds themselves in unexpected love triangles and true-to-life situations, a
scandalous turns of events makes it another breathtaking and suspenseful year at
this inner-city high school! 12 episodes.

•       CREDITS: Produced by Population Media Center in association with Prajna
Productions, Into Action Films, and The Alchemists.

•       LAUNCH: Season 2, July 9, 2014

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On April 25, Hulu debuted its first original series for Hulu Kids,
“Doozers<>," an animated preschool series inspired by the
wildly popular Henson characters from "Fraggle Rock," encouraging children to
design, create and innovate. "Doozers" is available exclusively on Hulu Kids, Hulu’s
hub just for kids featuring current-season hits and past favorites such as “Fraggle
Rock,” “Pokemon,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Caillou” and more

•       CREDITS: "Doozers" comes to Hulu Kids exclusively from The Jim Henson
Company (“Dinosaur Train” and “Sid the Science Kid”) and DHX Media (“Yo Gabba Gabba”
and “Johnny Test!”)

•       LAUNCH: April 25, 2014

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