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.