THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – ABC’s Selfie has found a new home.
The comedy’s six unaired episodes will stream on Hulu, series creator/showrunner Emily Kapnek announced Monday.
ABC canceled the Warner Bros. Television comedy starring Karen Gillan and John Cho in November, with its seventh — and last episode — broadcast on Nov. 11.
Kapnek noted on Twitter that the first of the six unaired episodes will be released Tuesday on Hulu, Hulu Plus and ABC.com, with the remaining episodes released one at a time every week for the next five weeks. (Selfie was part of an hourlong block of romantic comedies at ABC that both received the ax. Manhattan Love Story was the other and had the dubious honor of being the first canceled series of the season.)
Selfie was charged with opening ABC’s Tuesday night lineup — a tall order — and couldn’t cut through the clutter. The series opened to a mediocre 5.3 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-to-49. Selfie shed viewers in the weeks that followed. ABC gave the series a bigger shot after it doubled up on originals on Election Night after Manhattan Love Story got the ax.
This isn’t the first time that a canceled ABC comedy’s unaired episodes found a home on Hulu. The streamer picked up the remaining episodes of James Van Der Beek-Krysten Ritter’s Apartment 23 in April 2013.
Reps for Hulu did not immediately respond to THR’s request for comment.