Seeso Confirms It’s Shutting Down Later This Year
The Seeso exodus has officially begun. Today, the streaming platform VRV announced that it’s added four Seeso comedies to its new VRV Select service, including Hidden America with Jonah Ray, The Cyanide & Happiness Show, My Brother, My Brother and Me, and Dan Harmon’s HarmonQuest, which will debut its second season on Friday, September 15th. Previous seasons of the Seeso shows will be available for free with ads on VRV, but HarmonQuest’s new season will only be available with a $9.99/month subscription to the streaming’s ad-free service. Thankfully, a rep from VRV confirmed that it will offer a free 30-day trial once the Seeso shows are available.
As for Seeso’s other comedies, IndieWire reports that Paul Reiser’s series There’s…Johnny! will no longer premiere on Seeso later this month, and according to another report from Decider, NBC is shopping the show, as well as Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and Take My Wife, around to other outlets. NBC hasn’t officially commented on the fate of these shows, but this tweet from Paul F. Tompkins is a pretty good confirmation:
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) August 9, 2017
UPDATE: Seeso just confirmed it’s shutting down later this week by posting the below update to its Facebook page:
We’re writing to let you know that later this year, Seeso will be shutting its comedy doors.
Though we will be departing, much of our comedy will live on – and some of your favorite Seeso Originals have already found a new home.
You can now find HarmonQuest, My Brother, My Brother and Me, Hidden America with Jonah Ray and The Cyanide and Happiness Show on VRV: https://www.vrv.co/watchnow
We’ll let you know as soon as we have further information, including where to find the exciting project There’s…Johnny! and other Seeso Originals in the future (in the meantime, please note that There’s…Johnny! will no longer premiere this month as previously announced. We love this show and can’t wait for everyone to see it).
If you have questions, please visit https://www.seeso.com/faq
Stay tuned for more information!