Hulu Adds More Comedy

Hulu has added Horace and Pete and Please Like Me to its on-demand library.

Horace and Pete, a 10-episode dramedy that has cost $31 to view in its first run on, is now available at no extra charge as part of a $7.99/month Hulu subscription ($11.99 without commercials). The series stars its creator/writer/director Louis C.K. as Horace, and Steve Buscemi as Pete, owners of an Irish bar in Brooklyn. Other cast members include Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Aidy Bryant and Laurie Metcalf (who earned an Emmy Nomination for Best Guest Actress.)

Here are the show’s end credits, featuring Paul Simon singing the Horace and Pete theme song:

Please Like Me, an Australian comedy series, will begin its six-episode fourth season “early next year” exclusively on Hulu. The first three seasons had run in the US on millennial-targeted cable network Pivot, which shut down on Halloween. All 26 of those episodes are now also streaming on Hulu.

“Thank you Hulu for rescuing our lovely little show! I hope you Americans enjoy it as much you enjoy soda,” said Josh Thomas, creator, writer and star of the autobiographical show about “a boy, his dog, his parents, and the parents, friends and lovers who rely on him.”

Here’s last season’s final episode, “Christmas Trifle” (note: contains adult language):


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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