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All of 'Seinfeld' Is Coming to Hulu on June 24th

Hulu announced earlier this month that every episode of Seinfeld would be coming to the streaming service in June, and now we have the exact date: June 24th. So mark your calendars and get ready to relive some of the very best sitcom comedy of the 90s. At a reported $700,000 per episode that Hulu is paying for the right to stream them, they're betting that a whole lot of you will want to do just that. Don't disappoint them!

NBC to Launch a Subscription Streaming Comedy Service This Year

If you're a fan of NBC comedy offerings like SNL and The Tonight Show but don't want to bother with the trouble of owning a television or cable box, NBC has you covered: Variety reports that the network is planning to launch a comedy subscription video service sometime this year. Details on what the streaming service will offer are still slim and have yet to get official confirmation from NBC, but for about $2.50-3.50 per month viewers will reportedly have access to full episodes of The Tonight Show and SNL, with the possibility of original comedy series exclusive to subscribers to follow.

Yahoo in Early Talks to Revive Canceled Fox Comedy 'Enlisted'

Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.

The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on itEnlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]

Comedy Central Launches App Offering Full Seasons of 'Chappelle's Show', 'Broad City', and Tons More

Comedy Central announced today that they've launched a new app offering up access to hundreds of episodes of hit shows and standup. The app, free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, will offer the most recent season of South Park as well as next-day full episodes of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and @midnight to all users for free, plus preview episodes of upcoming shows TripTank and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.

Users who sign in with their cable or satellite provider will get access to nearly 200 episodes of hit Comedy Central shows, including full seasons of Broad City, Workaholics, Kroll Show, Futurama, Review, Trip Tank, [...]

Netflix Will Air 8-Episode Series Created by and Starring Rhys Darby from 'Flight of the Conchords'

THR reports that Netflix will debut a new comedy series called Short Poppies, created by and starring Rhys Darby, who played clueless band manager Murray on Flight of the Conchords.

Short Poppies is a mockumentary about a journalist visiting a small New Zealand town. Darby will play multiple roles, playing the journalist and all of the townsfolk. Netflix will debut the 8-episode series on April 3rd. This is the first time Darby has written and starred in his own project.

Woody Allen Is Really Unsure About the Amazon Show He's Making

Back in January, Woody Allen signed on to create a six-episode series for Amazon. They told him he could do whatever the hell he wants, which sounded good to him. Turns out, he's more of a film guy. He talked to Deadline about the process, and it doesn't seem to be going so well. DEADLINE: How do you reconcile your avoidance of computers and iPads, when you signed on to create a TV series for Amazon’s streaming service? ALLEN: I don’t even know what a streaming service is; that’s the interesting thing. When you said streaming service, it was the first time I’ve heard that term connected [...]

Woody Allen Is Creating an Original Series for Amazon

Fresh off its Golden Globe win for Transparent, Amazon's just made a big announcement about its next original series project: Woody Allen will be writing and directing his first TV series ever for them. There's no synopsis or even a name for the show yet, with Allen saying "I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that [Amazon Studios VP] Roy Price will regret this." It's not clear when the series will be released, but when it is it'll be available exclusively on Amazon's streaming video service.

Here's the Trailer for the Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman' Starring Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

This is the trailer for BoJack Horseman, Netflix's newest comedy, an animated show about a washed-up former sitcom star who's also a talking horse (voiced by Will Arnett). Set to debut on August 28th, BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Splitsider's Exquisite Corpse Project) and also features the voices of Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, a pretty impressive cast for a show about a talking horse named "BoJack."

Amazon Plans a Free Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Amazon.com is changing up its streaming service. Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is planning to launch a free ad-supported streaming network and will do away with only offering video to members via a $99 a year plan with Amazon Prime.

The new free service will likely feature original content, something that Amazon started getting into last year with the launch of sits first shows Alpha House and Betas. Alpha House was renewed for a second season, while WSJ reports that when it comes to Betas,  Amazon "is unlikely to renew the series for a second season" but they have been talking about producing the show for the [...]

Comedy Central Wisely Puts All of 'Nathan For You' Online for Free

Inspired by the recent surge of publicity Nathan Fielder is getting for his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt, Comedy Central has put the entire first season of Fielder's show Nathan For You online for free on their website, hoping to get new viewers into the show while everyone is talking about Fielder and Dumb Starbucks.

Nathan For You returns for its second season sometime this summer, and the Dumb Starbucks experiment will be the focus of one episode. Fielder is also making a last-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to discuss Dumb Starbucks.

Every Episode of 'Seinfeld' Hits Hulu This June

The Hulu Upfront Presentation took place in New York this morning, and among the streaming network's announcements is the news that starting this June, Hulu will become the exclusive streaming home of all nine seasons of Seinfeld. "There’s no question that Seinfeld has played a major role in TV history, which is why we cannot wait to make all episodes of the series available to stream for the first time ever on Hulu," said Hulu exec Craig Erwich. "Whether you are an existing fan who just wants to relive your favorite moments over and over again, or are a new viewer who wants experience Seinfeld from the very beginning, [...]

HBO Will Offer a Stand-Alone Streaming Service Next Year

HBO has finally caved to the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix. In a press release today, the pay-network announced that it'll offer a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015 that will not require a traditional cable subscription. "It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO," network chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said along with the announcement. "So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all [...]

Netflix in Talks for a 10-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel Series

There's been talk about a prequel/sequel to director David Wain's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer for years now, and now, it looks like that project may wind up being a prequel TV series. Variety reports that Netflix is in talks to produce a 10-episode series that would serve as a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The hypothetical series would be executive produced by Wain and his co-writer on the original film, Michael Showalter, although it's unclear if they'll return to write/direct the show. Netflix has declined to comment.

The prequel series will follow the original movie's characters in high school, with plans to reunite as much [...]

Dan Harmon Is Doing a QVC-Style Streaming Garage Sale

Community creator Dan Harmon is hosting a streaming garage sale in the vein of QVC with himself and friends from his podcast Harmontown auctioning off their valuables for charity. The event is happening this Sunday from 6pm to 9pm EST (livestream link), and all of the sales benefit LA-based educational nonprofit 826LA. Items like signed books, DVDs, and posters and items from Harmon and friends' closets will be (or already are) available for purchase.