Monday, January 24, 2022

New Comedy 'Maggie' Starring Rebecca Rittenhouse Moves From ABC to Hulu

The original comedy series Maggie starring Rebecca Rittenhouse - originally ordered to series at ABC last May - will now debut as a Hulu original later this year. The move comes as a result of ABC's linear schedule being unable to provide an adequate time spot to the series currently.

ABC's comedy blocks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year have been locked in for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. New entries The Wonder Years and Abbott Elementary quickly broke out as hits for the network - with The Wonder Years quickly securing a back order of additional episodes. The network also ordered more episodes of sophomore comedy Home Economics and veteran comedy The Goldbergs. Those moves essentially kept Maggie on the shelf with no viable place to air anytime soon this season.

Meanwhile, Hulu has increased its output of acclaimed comedies - especially female-driven vehicles. And so, the move became enticing in order to provide the best possible audience for Maggie. The network shift was also made easier by Craig Erwich being promoted as President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment a year ago.

In the new comedy, Maggie (Rittenhouse) regularly sees the fates of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, she is forced to start living in her own present.

In addition to Rittenhouse, the comedy stars David Del Rio, Nichole Sakura, Angelique Cabral, Leonardo Nam, Ray Ford, Chloe Bridges, Kerri Kenney and Chris Elliott.

Justin Adler and Maggie Mull created the comedy. They executive produce with Evan Hayes and Jeff Morton. 20th Television produces.