EXCLUSIVE: Single-digicam comedy sequence Maggie, originally picked up by ABC for the 2021-22 season, now will move completely on sibling Hulu in the U.S. as a Hulu Well-liked. The resolution, underscoring the blurring of the lines between linear and streaming on the major media firms, modified into as soon as made in dispute to catch Maggie in entrance of audiences in preference to keeping it on the bench thanks to an absence of on hand slots on the community.
A premiere date can be launched later.
Maggie, starring Rebecca Rittenhouse as a younger lady making an strive to contend with life while coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic, modified into as soon as one of four ABC pilots ordered to sequence last Could doubtless also just, along with comedies The Shock Years and Abbott Classic and drama Queens.
On the comedy aspect, The Shock Years bought off to a solid open in the autumn and, along with sophomore Dwelling Economics, bought beefy-season pickups in October. Midseason entry Abbott Classic has been a immense breakout, rising as the community’s highest-rated comedy while logging a 100% rating on Wicked Tomatoes. It serves as the tentpole of ABC’s contemporary Tuesday 8-10 PM comedy block, flanked by fellow solid newcomer Settle Steve Harvey and the last season of Murky-ish.
With ragged The Goldbergs now not too long ago getting an further four-episode dispute, ABC’s 8-10 PM Wednesday comedy block also is locked in for the leisure of the season with no openings. That left Maggie on the shelf with no release choices anytime soon.
Within the meantime, Hulu has developed a tradition in female-pushed comedies with such presentations as PEN15, Shrill, Dollface and Amy Schumer’s upcoming Existence & Beth, making it a compatible house for Maggie.
This marks the most modern linear TV sequence emigrate to a sibling streamer, becoming a member of Disagreeable and SEAL Team (CBS to Paramount ) and Dan Brown’s The Misplaced Image and A.P. Bio (NBC to Peacock).
Signaling a symbiotic programming relationship between ABC and Hulu, Craig Erwich extra than a One year ago modified into as soon as named President of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment.
“ABC and Hulu are complementary to every masses of,” he said throughout TCA this month, speaking of the firm’s audience-first manner. “Every platform has a recount alternative for the artists to expose their tales, and we catch the resolution basically based what we mediate is good for every point out.”
Internationally, Maggie can be launched on Star in Latin The US and on Disney in all masses of markets.
Maggie landed a chain dispute in Could doubtless also just after a wretched horse bustle. It staying largely below the radar throughout pilot season except a undoubtedly solid showing throughout testing and screenings.
Within the point out in step with the short movie by Tim Curcio, Maggie (Rittenhouse) continually sees the fate of her chums, of us, possibilities, and random strangers on the motorway, nonetheless when she all of sudden sees a behold of her possess future, Maggie is compelled to open dwelling in her possess current.
The sequence also stars David Del Rio as Ben, Nichole Sakura as Louise, Angelique Cabral as Amy, Leonardo Nam as Dave, Ray Ford as Angel, Chloe Bridges as Jessie, Kerri Kenney as Maria and Chris Elliott as Jack.
Maggie is written and govt produced by Justin Adler and Maggie Mull. Evan Hayes and Jeff Morton also wait on as govt producers. The sequence is produced by 20th Tv, a segment of Disney Tv Studios. The pilot episode modified into as soon as written by Maggie Mull and Justin Adler, and directed by Natalia Anderson.