Almost a year after Viacom removed The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report from Hulu.com after the two sides could not reach a deal, the popular Comedy Central shows are returning to the online video portal. Hulu’s new pact with Viacom will also bring other TV shows from Viacom’s networks, including Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Spike TV, and TV Land to the Hulu Plus subscription service.
Under the agreement, current full episodes and clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be available on the free ad-supported Hulu.com service and through the Hulu Plus subscription service beginning today. In addition, Viacom will make available to Hulu Plus subscribers a such current programs, like Jersey Shore, Tosh.0, Teen Mom 2, Manswers, Let’s Stay Together, and Hot in Cleveland 21 days after they air. Hulu Plus subscribers also will have access to more than 2,000 episodes of programming from Viacom’s library, including The Chappelle Show, Reno 911, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk’d, Baldwin Hills and many others on PCs, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, mobile phones, and tablets.