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ABC Programs to Air on Hulu

April 30, 2009 by  

File this one under the category of “Fantastic”.

It’s just been announced that ABC shows (and those within the extended ABC family) such as LOST, GREY’S ANATOMY, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, GREEK, and many others will start airing on Hulu soon.

If you’re not using Hulu you should definitely check it out.  Personally I think it offers the best user experience for viewing TV online.  I’m thrilled to now be able to watch my ABC shows their as well.  Now if only CBS would get off their keister and play nice with the other networks.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release, the whole of which can be found after the jump.

“From our landmark iTunes deal to our pioneering decision to stream ad supported shows on our player, Disney has sought to meet the constantly evolving viewing habits of our consumers, and today’s Hulu announcement is the next important step in that ongoing journey,” said Robert A. Iger, president and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney and Hulu share a focus on delivering the highest-quality entertainment experience and we look forward to working with Hulu to build value for our consumers, our brands and our shareholders.”

“We’re honored to welcome the Disney team in our mission to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content, when, where and how they want it,” said Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu. “With the addition of shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy and many more to Hulu, we continue to aspire to deliver a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love.”

Following the closing, content available to Hulu users will include:

  • Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who?, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek
  • Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View
  • Classic series from ABC’s library like Hope & Faith, Less than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and Dancing with the Stars
  • Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb which can be easily accessed from a new DISNEY location in the Channel section of
  • Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios
    • Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAP

    Fantastic news!  Anyone else as excited as I am?

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      7 Responses to “ABC Programs to Air on Hulu”

      1. Scottinjax on April 30th, 2009 11:15 am

        I can appreciate the effort to save Chuck, but my favorite new show is NBC’s, “Kings”. Great acting, writing and story. Please help save Kings!


      2. Jen on April 30th, 2009 11:52 am

        This is awesome. Once upon a time, ABC had the best Web player out there. Then they had to switch it up, and now it’s one of the crappiest.

        Hulu took over where the original ABC player left off, so I’m happy to hear this news.

        And Scott, unfortunately Kings is a lost cause at this point. It’s been banished to summer (if that even happens, not holding my breath). ‘Tis a shame, too, because it is one of the better new shows out there.

      3. P D Yerf on April 30th, 2009 12:37 pm

        Soooo happy. They’d better upload Castle too; it’s been a pain watching it on the ABC player!

      4. tvrocksmysocks on April 30th, 2009 1:43 pm

        This is sweeeet! I watch Lost online a lot, and I agree that the player is pretty awful.

        Also: Classics like Less than Perfect? As in, classics with Zac Levi in pre-Chuck greatness??? Yes please!! 😀 Now we can easily save Chuck with both shows on Hulu!

      5. Vanessa on April 30th, 2009 3:43 pm

        This IS fantastic news! I am excited to finally start watching Greek as I missed the boat initially and wasn’t quite ready to invest in the DVDs. Woo hoo!

      6. CFO (not myinitials) on April 30th, 2009 7:34 pm

        Finally!! ABC had the WORST player! The shows would never play right, and the picture was always jumpy….
        I am excited, and I hope they put up all of their shows on Hulu.

      7. Jen (HIMYM) on April 30th, 2009 10:00 pm

        Oh I’m soooo happy about this ’cause now I can watch Greek over and over! And it’ll condense my where-to-go viewing for certain shows. Now I’ll be on Hulu all the time, Alec Baldwin and Seth MacFarlene will love my ooey gooey brains. And yes, I’d like some HIMYM on Hulu too please. CBS player is far worse than ABC’s for me, just a tad better than ABC Family’s for me.