Web of Death Season 1 Review — Hulu’s best true crime
docuseries to date
By M.N. Miller, - 1-20-2023
We review the Hulu true crime series Web of Death season 1, which was released on the streaming service on January 19th, 2023.
My main complaint with Hulu's build-up of true crime docuseries to date is not the apparent competition between its rival, Netflix It’s the fact that most seem to be repacking old 20/20 murder mysteries. No surprise most of the new Hulu ventures are from the ABC News division. Where ABC garners acclaim with critically acclaimed documentaries like Aftershock and Jacinta their true crimes series can be tacky and even patronizing.
However, their latest venture has an exciting angle and manages to take fresh looks at engrossing murder cases that are as good as rival true crime shows such as Dateline and 48-Hours
Hulu searches for Private Dulaney in ABC News Studios true crime docuseries
By Mark Layton- 11-14-2022
US streamer Hulu has commissioned Where Is Private Dulaney?, a new true crime docuseries hailing from Disney sibling ABC News Studios.
Debuting later this week on the service, on 16 November, the three-part series chronicles one mother’s mission to find her missing son after the Marine Corps declared him AWOL.
In 1979, when Private Leroy Dulaney vanished from his post at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, his mother, Carol Dulaney, took matters into her own hands and undertook an investigation to find...
Hulu special 'Mormon No More' offers rare look of two former Mormons exploring faith and LGBTQ+ identity
By Haley Yamada-June 23, 2022
A new ABC News Studios docu series follows two women who left their Mormon faith to embark on an emotional journey of self-discovery after they fell in love.
The show details the story of Lena Schwen and Sally Osborne as they navigate their way out of the Mormon church and out of their marriages all while co-parenting their seven children.
ABC News Studios' Second Season of "Wild Crime," Chronicling Mysterious Death in Yosemite National Park, Premieres Oct. 24 on Hulu
ABC News Studios' Second Season of 'Wild Crime,' Chronicling Mysterious Death in Yosemite National Park, Premieres Oct. 24 on Hulu. Hit Series Follows Detectives Who Make Stunning Revelations in a 1983 Cold Case Almost 40 Years Later.
In 1983 a tourist discovered a woman's decaying hand in Yosemite National Park. There were no missing person reports or additional remains found, which sparked questions amongst National Park Service criminal investigators Don Coelho and Kim Tucker about who this "Jane...
ABC Tests New Model for ‘20/20’ as Viewers Demand More News Programming
By Brian Steinberg- Feb 26, 2019
"20/20"Amy Robach and David Muir aren’t in the business of making movies, but at ABC, they have gotten involved in the newsroom equivalent.
The two hosts of "20/20" have been instrumental in an intriguing experiment the Walt Disney network has been conducting with the 40-year-old news-magazine. For several weeks, ABC has run versions of the show that are two hours long and have fewer of the trappings usually associated with the format. Gone for the most part are voice-overs from the anchors, who instead are seen interviewing people integral...
PBS’ Beth Hoppe Named ABC News Senior VP Long Form
By Lisa de Moraes- February 9, 2018 8:27am
ABC News President James Goldston this morning announced that Beth Hoppe has joined the division as SVP Long Form.
Hoppe had been Chief Programming Executive and GM at PBS. Pubcaster’s President/CEO Paula Kerger and COO Jonathan Barzilay will be working with the programming team there to ensure continuity of operations until a replacement is named.
PBS Programming Chief Beth Hoppe Is Happy Not to Compete With the "Live Daredevil Stuff"
By Jethro Nededog - March 12, 2015
The executive and GM discusses broadcaster’s push into original series and her personal ”Holy Grail“ in TheWrap’s ”Office With a View“
Lessons have been learned at PBS from the ratings successes of “Downton Abbey” and Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts,” which have both broken network ratings records. As a result, PBS is pushing harder into original series production.
In addition to a co-production deal with BBC, in which the media organizations are planning up to 10 new specials together, PBS has also greenlit its own original Civil War-era drama from Scott Ridley and is moving forward on original digital series.
At the same time, PBS’s chief programming executive and general manager of General Audience Programming, Beth Hoppe, said...