The partnership begins later in 2011 and will include The CW's nine current shows, 'Ringer,' 'Hart of Dixie,' 'The Secret Circle,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Supernatural,' 'Nikita,' '90210' and 'America's Next Top Model.'
"Our new arrangement with Hulu only affirms the incredible value of The CW's series, as well as amplifying the immense power of the broadcast network model," Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, said in a statement. "As we increase the amount of year round original programming on The CW, this deal provides our shows with greater exposure on a new platform, helping build even more awareness that will drive viewers back to the network and its affiliates. We see this as a win for everyone involved, the network, the stations, Hulu and ultimately, the viewers."
Hulu's deal with The CW brings four out of the five major broadcast networks to the platform. CBS, The CW's parent company, is the only network not licensing its content. Could they be next?
"The CW programming is a great example of the kind of in-season content we want to make available on our service – high-quality, engaging, serialized shows that fans passionately love," Andy Forssell, SVP of content at Hulu, said in a statement. "Making these shows available on Hulu and Hulu Plus will allow new and existing fans to get their fix of The CW's great shows anytime and anywhere."
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- Ian Somerhalder, 'The Vampire Diaries'
- Shane West, 'Nikita'
- Gale Harold, 'The Secret Circle'
- Tristan Wilds, '90210'
- Penn Badgley, 'Gossip Girl'
- Scott Porter, 'Hart of Dixie'
- Paul Wesley, 'The Vampire Diaries'
- Jared Padalecki, 'Supernatural'
- Robert Buckley, 'One Tree Hill'
- Trevor Donovan, '90210'
- Jensen Ackles, 'Supernatural'
- Joe Manganiello, 'One Tree Hill'
- Ed Westwick, 'Gossip Girl'
- Kristoffer Polaha, 'Ringer'
- James Lafferty, 'One Tree Hill'
- Thomas Dekker, 'The Secret Circle'
- Chace Crawford, 'Gossip Girl'
- Mike Colter, 'Ringer'
- Misha Collins, 'Supernatural'
- Joseph Morgan, 'The Vampire Diaries'
- Austin Nichols, 'One Tree Hill'
- Wilson Bethel, 'Hart of Dixie'
- Nestor Carbonell, 'Ringer'