Hulu has announced its new slate of shows available for streaming in 2014, a mix of savvy acquisitions and original content. Among its new shows is the Canadian adult comedy series Puppets Who Kill. The show, which ran for four seasons on The Comedy Network up North, follows four demented toys — a homicidal ventriloquist dummy, a schizophrenic ‘comfort’ doll, a promiscuous teddy bear and a con-artist plush dog — who find themselves in a halfway house under the care of a naïve social worker. You can see some of their classic scenes on YouTube.
Among the other comedy pick-ups and renewals at Hulu are the new supernatural comedy Deadbeat on April 9; reality TV spoof The Hotwives of Orlando with Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Danielle Schneider and Andrea Savage as Floridian housewives ready to drink, fight and cry; Chris O’Dowd’s semi-autobiographical comedy Moone Boy; another season of Western comedy Quick Draw; Tom Hollander’s third season of Rev, the religious London-based comedy; and the second season of Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker’s animated series The Awesomes.