Hulu Nabs Streaming Rights to FX Originals ‘The Strain,’ ‘You’re the Worst’ & More

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LOS ANGELES, CA (December 18, 2014) – Hulu has closed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for the exclusive subscription video on demand rights to new and upcoming FX and FXX primetime comedy, drama and miniseries in a new, multi-year agreement for FX Networks’ series produced or co-produced by FX Productions (FXP).

The deal will make Hulu the subscription video on-demand (SVOD) home to the largest selection of FX Networks content available through tablets, smartphones, gaming platforms and other internet-connected devices. Current season FX Networks series will remain available via the FXNOW app to authenticated subscribers through their MVPD provider.

The first seasons of FX and FXX primetime titles including “Tyrant,” “The Strain,” “Married,” and “You’re the Worst” – all of which debuted in 2014 – will become available exclusively on Hulu with a Plus subscription in advance of their second season premieres. Hulu also gains exclusive subscription streaming rights to subsequent seasons of those shows. Continue reading…

Exclusive: Sadie Calvano Dishes on Continued ‘Mom’ Drama, and Violet’s Unspoken Fear

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Sobriety, cancer, and teenage pregnancy. Those were just a few of the issues tackled on season one of “Mom.”

In season two of the hit CBS sitcom (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c), things aren’t getting any less complicated as Violet and Christy work through their strained mother-daughter relationship. In tomorrow night’s fall finale, Christy and Bonnie join Violet in therapy, and family secrets are revealed.

Earlier this week, I spoke exclusively with the 17-year-old Sadie Calvano about her role as Violet, and what it’s like to play a flawed person in a series dependent on the limitations of its characters. We also spoke about some of her favorite on-set moments, and the dream it has been to perform in front of a live studio audience.

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Today’s Top 5: Podcasts For Any TV Aficionado

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Podcasts are all the rage these days, and they’ve gotten particularly good for obsessive TV junkies. As everyone else is busy compiling their year-end best of lists, we thought it’d be a good time to reflect on the best podcasts available for the ultimate TV aficionado. The following list is in no particular order.

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Top 10 in 2014: ‘Transparent,’ John Oliver and More

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Though each year presents itself with more misses than hits, television seems to get better and better. Narrowing down a list of 10 shows that represent the best a year had to offer is damn near impossible, not just because there are far more than 10 fantastic television shows, but because it’s absurd to think it’s possible for any one person to watch everything. Alas, here are my top 10 picks for 2014.

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