For those who can’t get enough of CBS’s tired old “for over 40s only programming,” the network and Hulu have announced a licensing agreement which will allow Hulu Plus subscribers to stream thousands of episodes of series like MEDIUM, NUMB3RS, CSI: MIAMI, STAR TREK, I LOVE LUCY, TWILIGHT ZONE, and mucho mas.
According to Andy Forssell, Senior V.P. of Content for Hulu, ““CBS has a long history of producing truly great TV. Hulu Plus subscribers are entertainment lovers who spend their time watching shows they love, versus shows they might only just like. Those two facts make for a fantastic combination, because this collection of CBS titles are shows that people revere and that really matter to fans of great TV like our subscribers.”
You’re right, Andy, absolutely. Us crazy, web surfing CBS lovin’ kids just can’t wait to see shows that were old before our parents were born…especially shows like, oh, MEDIUM, NUMB3RS, CSI: MIAMI, STAR TREK, I LOVE LUCY, and TWILIGHT ZONE that we can get, and have gotten, for free in a thousand and one other places.
Good thinking, dood. Hope you’ve got yourself a fallback gig lined up. (Or was that part of this deal from the get-go? Hmm?)
Well, according to a survey conducted by the totally unbiased and scientifically right on the nose team over at People Magazine and ABC’s 20/20 news show, TV’s all-time best series is…I LOVE LUCY!
(Wonder if anybody who took part in the survey actually saw that show first-run.)
Not exactly a shock, huh?
It does seem kind of surprising, though, that the top five finalists all were comedies:
I LOVE LUCY
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Presumably because of this injustice, the survey also announced the “best drama series of all time,” which we find a little more difficult to agree with:
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
THE WEST WING
To our way of looking at things, the dramas are a little heavy on recent shows, with nothing earlier than THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and we’re asuming that’s the original version, that started in 1959. Guess those surveyed forgot all about PLAYHOUSE 90 and its ilk.
See more winners in a variety of categories (including “Best Reality Show,” honest) and lots of clips at ABC BEST-IN-TV.
Fresh off his big score on Kickstarter, Dan the Man hits it again:
Report: Ousted Community Creator Dan Harmon to Create Multi-Camera Comedy Pilot for Fox – by Kimberly Roots
Ousted Community creator Dan Harmon is very close to sealing a pilot deal with the network, TVLine has confirmed. (TV Guide first broke the news.)
The yet-unnamed, multi-camera comedy would be Harmon’s second project in the works since being bounced from Community in May; he’s also got an animated pilot called Rick & Morty in the hopper for Adult Swim.
Harmon’s worked with Fox before. In 1999, he co-wrote a Jack Black/Owen Wilson-starring, Ben Stiller-directed comedy/sci-fi mashup called Heat Vision & Jack. The avant garde project didn’t make it past the pilot stage.