Hulu struck a licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group giving the Internet TV service exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to all past episodes of ABC’s “Resurrection” and “Mistresses” and Lifetime’s “Devious Maids.”
Under the pact, Hulu — a joint venture of Disney, 21st Century Fox and NBCUniversal — now offers subscribers of Hulu Plus ($7.99 per month) access to the first season of “Devious Maids” (pictured, above), which airs on Lifetime. All episodes from the second season will become available next year ahead of its season 3 premiere on Lifetime in summer 2015. The primetime soap is executive produced by Eva Longoria.
Hulu Plus subs also gain access to the two seasons of ABC Studios’ supernatural drama “Resurrection,” based on the novel “The Returned” by Jason Mott, set in the town of Arcadia, Mo., whose residents find their lives upturned when their loved ones return from the dead.
Also now on Hulu Plus is season 1 of ABC drama “Mistresses” — starring Alyssa Milano — slated to return for season three on ABC in the summer of 2015 (although sans Milano). Season two will become available to Hulu Plus subs prior to the third season, and new episodes of “Mistresses” will be available to stream on Hulu the day after they air on ABC.
In addition, under the deal, Hulu is adding more than 750 library episodes from ABC Studios and ABC Family, providing full seasons of series including “Melissa & Joey,” “Alias,” “Army Wives,” “Body of Proof,” “Twisted” and “Make It or Break It.”
Hulu also is adding Marvel animated series including “Spider-Man,” “X-Men” and “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” from ABC Studios.