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Hulu to Stream truTV’s ‘Billy on the Street’

Deal Includes the First Five Seasons of the Comedy Game Show

Hulu has acquired the SVOD rights to the first five seasons of truTV series “Billy on the Street,” which marks the first time a truTV series has been licensed to Hulu. Debuting on December 18, 2011, “Billy on the Street” features host Billy Eichner as he goes out to the streets of New York and asks pedestrians questions about pop culture. All 42 episodes from the first four seasons of “Billy on the Street” will stream on Hulu, with the fifth season available next year after the first-run episodes air on truTV.

“As an incredibly popular and creatively inventive show in truTV’s portfolio, Billy on the Street has cultivated a passionate fan base that actively seeks out the show and embraces Billy’s unique comedic talent and obsession with pop culture,” truTV president Chris Linn said. “This partnership with Hulu gives us a great opportunity to both super-serve those existing fans and also introduce the show and our network to new audiences.”

The Billy on the Street deal extends Hulu’s relationship with Eichner, who is also featured on the platform in comedy “Difficult People,” which returns for its second season July 12 on Hulu.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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