Hulu and FOX Reach Deal for Off-Season Unscripted, Animated Series

In a move that is sure to introduce more viewers to their giant slate of unscripted and animated titles, FOX Entertainment CEO, Charlie Collierand President of Hulu, Joe Earley announced a new plan for the two platforms to team up in a program exit deal. The new partnership will give Hulu the rights to air all of FOX’s unscripted and animated content that is not currently in season.

Collier and Earley released separate statements regarding the deal, with Collier commenting that he is pleased to “continue the FOX/Hulu partnership,” adding that the streaming service “continues to be a great place for fans to catch up on their delay and even discover , the iconic FOX stories and characters being talked about. Earley spoke of his eagerness to add even more titles to “Hulu’s vast selection of content” as well as the streamer’s enthusiasm to “continue our relationship with FOX Entertainment.”

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Hulu wins big with the deal that will see viewers binge on some of FOX’s fan-favorite shows again and again. Included in the deal will be The Masked Singerwhich begins its seventh season in March 2022. A show based on a singing competition, celebrities in costumes of wild characters take the stage each week to sing some of the hottest hits.


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After the lineup ends with their songs, the audience and a panel of judges vote to see who stays and who goes home. The artist with the lowest vote is sent home and must remove their mask to reveal their identity. With The Masked SingerHulu will also win several other rounds of song and dance-based competitions, including The Masked Singer spin off, The Masked Danceras good as I can see your voice and Name this melody.

Like previously aired entertainment-based competition shows, Hulu will also pick up some of FOX’s cooking challenge series. Included in the package will be Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours Round Trip to Hell which ran for three seasons on FOX. The series showed the iconic chef on a cross-country trip, stopping at failing restaurants in an attempt to bring them back to life. With a no-prisoners attitude, Ramsay does his best to be realistic with owners, chefs and servers to save their places of business.

The streaming service will also get hit shows Chef and Junior Master Chef. Chef features emerging culinary enthusiasts as their skills are put to the test each week to see who will emerge victorious. A favorite among fans, the series has been on the air since 2010 with no signs of slowing down. Chef Junior acts as a spin-off for Chef and features talented young people in the kitchen.

Along with these unscripted hit series, FOX is granting the streaming service the off-season rights to several of its scripted animated shows. Included will be Familiar which is an adult comedy centered around a therapy group of pets and strays. The series features the voice talents of Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Clea Du Vall and more.

If you needed something new to binge, now you’re in luck with countless episodes of unscripted and animated off-season content coming to FOX’s Hulu.


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