Hulu has acquired the sixth and final season of cult comedy “Community,” making the streaming service the exclusive SVOD home to the complete library of episodes from the cancelled series, which moved from NBC to Yahoo Screen for its final year.
Under new licensing agreements with Sony Pictures Television, Hulu also holds the exclusive streaming rights to WGN America’s “Underground” and “Outsiders,” making all past episodes of both shows available to stream now, with future seasons to become available on Hulu eight days after their on-air season finales.
In addition to Season 6 of “Community,” the new pacts also include every episode of FX’s Denis Leary dramedy “Rescue Me,” which will be available to Hulu subscribers later this month. The deals are an expansion of Hulu and Sony’s existing relationship. Earlier this year, the two companies announced a library deal that has added full seasons of shows and films from Sony Pictures to the streaming service, including all episodes of “Happy Endings,” “The Shield,” “Party Of Five,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Damages” and films including “Jerry Maguire,” “Midnight in Paris” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.”
“Underground” and “Outsiders” join WGN America’s “Manhattan,” which Hulu acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to in a previous agreement.