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Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Gets Broadcast Run On ABC; ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ Moves To Tuesdays

A couple of tweaks to ABC’s midseason schedule: The network will air season 1 of the Hulu Original comedy series Only Murders in the Building beginning in January following Celebrity Jeopardy, which is moving to Tuesday nights from its original Wednesday slot.

The first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, will start at 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, following a new semifinal episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! at 8.

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ABC had been eyeing a primetime run for Only Murders in the Building this season while the network’s original scripted series have been delayed by Hollywood’s dual strikes.

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The hit comedy, which is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at next year’s Emmy Awards, is produced by ABC sibling 20th Television for Hulu, which ABC and 20th Television parent Disney is becoming a full owner of after recently announcing that it was acquiring Comcast’s stake.

ABC’s midseason Tuesday lineup of Will Trent, The Rookie and The Good Doctor kicks off Feb. 20.

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Other broadcast networks also have looked at their streaming siblings for fresh scripted fare during the strike. CBS has aired Paramount+’s SEAL Team and Paramount+ Australia’s NCIS:  Sydney.

There had been chatter about Peacock’s Poker Face possibly getting a window on NBC, but that did not materialize.

From co-creators and writers Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie, Looking), the first season of Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building, which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

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Recently renewed for a fourth season, Only Murders in the Building is the most-viewed Hulu Original comedy series ever, according to the streamer.

Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbit, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.

Here is the schedule for the 10-episode Season 1 of Only Murders in the Building (all times Eastern/Pacific):

9-11 p.m. Tuesday, January 2: Episodes 1-3
9-11 p.m. Tuesday, January 9: Episodes 4-6
9-11 p.m. Tuesday, January 16: Episodes 7-9
9-11 p.m. Tuesday, January 23: Episode 10

Nellie Andreeva contributed to this report.

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