Everyone says it would take Netflix up to a year and a half to announce that they have the show. Would Hulu take this long? (Less legal issues, etc)
I would presume Hulu would take less time, but it’s hard for any of us to really have a solid guess on a timeframe. It could take a very long time, but I’ve also seen shows go from cancelled to picked up in a matter of days.
Fox announced cancellation of The Mindy Project on May 6th. By May 15th, it was announced that the show was picked up by Hulu. Degrassi’s cancellation was announced on June 4th. By June 9th, it was picked up by Netflix.
To be fair, IIRC there were ongoing conversations with the streaming services prior to cancellation, so it’s not as if a deal was struck in a week, but it shows that time frames with this kind of thing are hard to judge.
For what it’s worth, neither of those shows had Disney holding their rights, but it’s worth mentioning that Fox (which cancelled The Mindy Project), has a 30% share in ownership of Hulu (like Disney-ABC).
1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) 2. Community (Yahoo Screen) 3. Broad City (Comedy Central) 4. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 5. The Mindy Project (FOX) 6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 7. Modern Family (ABC) 8. Black-ish (ABC) 9. Man Seeking Woman (FXX) 10. New Girl (FOX)
What she means:
I can't believe Fox is cancelling The Mindy Project. Especially since they renewed New Girl which has the same low ratings. I don't understand how people are not interested in watching a female lead poc who owns her own OB/GYN practice. I'm devastated that my favourite show isn't going to be renewed by Fox and I'm gonna be in a state of constant worry until a cable or online company picks it up.