Starz has acquired acquisition of several comedy series and features that initially appeared on the now defunct Seeso streaming service, the network announced Monday.
Series acquired in Starz's licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution include comedy series Take My Wife; comedy sketch show Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and stand-up special Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts.
Also included in Starz’s acquisition are 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 for download or streaming via the Starz App and Starz On Demand. Also, The Pistol Shrimps documentary will be available June 1 and Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays will be available October 1 via the app and on demand, said network officials.
“We are excited to address the uncertain fate of several Seeso series, including the beloved Take My Wife, by providing a new home for these programs and their fans at Starz,” said C. Brett Marottoli, Head of Program Acquisitions for Starz in a statement. “These comedies align strategically with many Starz Original series and will appeal to our audiences as we continue featuring diverse casts and storylines across the Starz platforms.”