Starz Acquires Original Comedy Series From Shuttered Seeso Service

Variety | 4/16/2018 | Kirsten Chuba
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Starz has acquired a clutch of programs that previously aired on NBCUniversal’s Seeso comedy streaming service, including “Take My Wife,” “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac” and “Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts.”

NBCUniversal shuttered Seeso last fall, leaving a number of shows in limbo with finished episodes that had not made it to air.

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The deal also includes “The UCB Show,” “New York’s Funniest,” “Brian Posehn: Criminally Posehn” and “Lachlan Patterson Live from Venice Beach,” which will be available beginning May 1 on the Starz App and Starz On Demand. “The Pistol Shrimps” documentary will be available June 1 and “Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays” will release Oct. 1 for streaming and download.

“We are excited to address the uncertain fate of several Seeso series, including the beloved ‘Take My Wife’ series, by providing a new home for these programs and their fans at Starz,” said C. Brett Marottoli,...
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