Hulu Drops Daily Show, Colbert Report


This isn’t that sad, like it would be if they dropped 30 Rock, but Hulu announced yesterday that they’ll no longer offer The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on their streaming video site:

In a blog post on Hulu, Andy Forssell, senior vice president of content and distribution at Hulu, offered a “fond farewell” to the Comedy Central shows, lamenting their exit.

“In the past 21 months, we’ve had very strong results for both Hulu and Comedy Central, in terms of the views and revenue we’ve generated,” said Forssell. “After a series of discussions with the team at Comedy Central, though, we ultimately were unable to secure the rights to extend these shows for a much longer period of time.”

If viewers miss the ironic, over-the-top, smug preening of Stephen Colbert, maybe Hulu can replace him with Rachel Maddow. It’s the same thing except not ironic.

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