Hulu Quietly Added 24 Catalog Series In November And December

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Steaming bingeable TV series is one of the primary facets to any streaming service and main reasons people sign up. Over 95 percent of the series on Disney+ last under 4 seasons due to a long-running Disney rule that 4 seasons is the max. That rule only broke 1 year ago with Bunk’d (unavailable in USA until late 2020s) and Raven’s Home receiving 5th seasons.

Unlike Disney+, Hulu understands the importance of TV for grown-ups, variety in TV, and bingeable TV in general.

Hulu has just added The Golden Palace! It was intended to be for Betty White’s 100th birthday, but now it serves to mourn her.

In November and December Hulu received a whopping 24 “non-children’s TV” bingeable series. That’s about 20 more than Disney+ has received in 2+ years all in a 35-day period. What’s bizarre and frustrating to people who are rooting for Disney+ is that television is so “casual” to Hulu that they didn’t even feel the need to tell anybody they did it.

No big tweets announcing a huge content drop. No acknowledgement on the monthly lists they send to press of “what’s coming” and “what’s leaving.” Imagine adding 12 library series in November and not telling people you were doing it. Imagine adding 12 in December and only telling people you were adding 1, Alias.

Insufficient marketing and Disney+ slights aside, it’s excellent news for Hulu. Hulu was our runner-up for most improved service in the 2021 DejaView Awards. Now these series can swim in the crowded sea with all the other series they stream and never be discovered or watched due to oversaturation. Particularly, we are sour about Galavant.

Disney Library TV Shows Quietly Added To Hulu

November 2021

  1. The Catch (TV-14; 2016-2017) (Added November 24, 2021)
  2. Chasing Life (TV-14; 2014-2015) (Added November 24, 2021)
  3. Cristela (TV-PG; 2014-2015) (Added November 24, 2021)
  4. Ghosted (TV-PG; 2017) (Added November 24, 2021)
  5. For the People (TV-PG; 2018-2019) (Added November 24, 2021)
  6. Jane by Design (TV-14; 2012) (Added November 24, 2021)
  7. The Mayor (TV-PG; 2017-2018) (Added November 24, 2021)
  8. The Neighbors (TV-PG; 2012-2014) (Added November 24, 2021)
  9. Real O’Neals (TV-PG; 2016-2017) (Added November 24, 2021)
  10. Recovery Road (TV-14; 2016) (Added November 24, 2021)
  11. Rel (TV-14; 2018-2019) (Added November 24, 2021)
  12. Stitchers (TV-14; 2015-2017) (Added November 24, 2021)

December 2021

  1. Alias (TV-14; 2001-2006) (Added December 1, 2021)
  2. American Crime (TV-14; 2015-2017) (Added December 23, 2021)
  3. Eli Stone (TV-PG; 2008-2009) (Added December 23, 2021)
  4. Galavant (TV-PG; 2015-2016) (Added December 23, 2021)
  5. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (TV-PG; 2010-2011) (Added December 23, 2021)
  6. Kevin From Work (TV-14; 2015) (Added December 23, 2021)
  7. Kyle XY (TV-14; 2006-2009) (Added December 23, 2021)
  8. Lights Out (TV-MA; 2011) (Added December 23, 2021)
  9. Malibu County (TV-PG; 2012-2013) (Added December 23, 2021)
  10. The PJs (TV-14; 1999-2001) (Added December 23, 2021)
  11. October Road (TV-PG; 2007-2008) (Added December 23, 2021)
  12. Samantha Who? (TV-PG; 2007-2009) (Added December 23, 2021)

Congratulations, Hulu, on finally getting titles that have been streaming on STAR internationally since February 2021. We are kind of expecting another surprise drop of titles in late January if they keep this pattern going. At last count, Disney is still missing over 50 series that are on VOD and over 200 series from their history.

Which series do you hope to see next? We’re hoping for The Betty White Show, Ellen, No Ordinary Family, and Ruby And The Rockits.

Special thanks to our Data Director Greg for compiling those lists.

Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.