Larry King Heads to Hulu, Brings a Half-Hour Interview Show with Him
posted Sunday Jul 22, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo
On top of Hulu's great moves as of recent, like bringing original foreign programming to the network and introducing a brand new video player with a 10-second rewind, Hulu is continuing their progress by adding more content this week. Larry King, who has been off the air since December 2010, has brought a half-hour interview series to Hulu and Hulu Plus, in a multi-year licensing and distribution agreement.
The new talk show, Larry King Now, will show up on Monday through Thursday, sometime in the early evening, according to reports, and we've seen the first couple of episodes pop up around 7PM Eastern Time. So far, the guests have been Seth MacFarlane, Meghan McCain and Matthe McConaughey. King has said that his series will continue the same style as that of his CNN show, Larry King Live, in that he will offer up a mixture of high-profile people from political figures to celebrities. The show also looks to incorporate both content and social media into his new show.
Check after the break for King's and Hulu's thoughts on the new deal.
I have always been driven to innovate, from my time on radio, to the first call-in show on national television, to being an early adopter of online columns and Twitter. I am thrilled about our partnership with Hulu. I love being able to interact directly with audiences, and digital TV allows me to do this in new and powerful ways.
Hulu's senior VP, Andy Forssell, spoke on King's new show and about the parent network, Ora.TV, who helped sign the deal with Hulu.
Larry King Now is Larry King doing what he does best: talking with top newsmakers, world leaders and entertainers and exploring issues and current events as no other interviewer can. We're excited for our partnership with Ora TV and thrilled to bring fans a daily dose of fascinating interviews from a man whose characteristic charm and distinctive style has impacted pop culture so greatly.
Have you seen any of the new shows yet? What do you think? If not, check the source link below to see the three that are up now. I can't wait for Monday's episode.