ABC Teases Fall Comedies Free via Watch ABC and Hulu
Alphabet net streams pilots of frosh laffers ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Trophy Wife’ and ‘Back in the Game’ ahead of broadcast debuts
By Todd Spangler for Variety
ABC is streaming pilots for its three new fall comedies — “The Goldbergs,” “Trophy Wife” and “Back in the Game” — via WatchABC.com, the Watch ABC mobile app and Hulu three weeks ahead of their broadcast debut, an increasingly common tactic by TV programmers hoping to build audiences.
The three pilots are available on the Watch ABC services and Hulu now through Sept. 17. They may also become available on cable VOD services, but ABC has not locked down deals yet.
According to a Hulu rep, additional fall 2013 pilots are skedded to be available in advance of air on the service but launch plans are still being finalized.