Earlier this year, Fox made an exclusive deal with Hulu to stream its shows.
If you haven’t noticed, Netflix and FOX are going through a breakup. The move wasn’t all that surprising since 20th Century Fox’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, is a major investor in Hulu. But what does this mean for you? It means your favorite Fox series are going to keep disappearing from your Netflix queue. The kids are always the ones that get hurt in these things, aren’t they?
Now it’s October and the time has come. Some of the best Fox shows still remaining on Netflix are on their way out. Even shows you may not know FOX owns, like The Wonder Years, are being pulled. Already, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad, The X-Files, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer have been dropped in the Hulu switch. The first four seasons of Futurama have also been removed, while other Fox shows are slated to leave by the end of this year.
Among the Fox series leaving Netflix at the end of September are Prison Break, The Cleveland Show, some seasons of Family Guy and Bones. (I have not been able to find out why some seasons can stay and others are saying goodbye. If anyone knows I’d love to hear why.)
While this is sad news, Netflix and Hulu go together like peas and carrots. You won’t be disappointed if you decided the give the streaming service a try. In addition to FOX shows, they are also gaining FX series and they just landed a deal with NBCUniversal for hundreds of episodes of TV favorites including 30 Rock and Parenthood.
If you need even more incentive Hulu will be airing the BAFTA award-winning show Made In Chelsea, the hit Syfy reality series Face Off, and they just happen to be the only place hit show Will and Grace is available for streaming. Fans know that until this month the show was only available for physical purchase. Not even a digital download! Oh, the huMANity! (See what I did there? Yes. I have been watching too much Will and Grace.)
If you already have Hulu this is great news for you! Enjoy and happy streaming!
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