Hulu touts 2014 schedule for new original content

These days it's not enough to be a content-streaming company. Services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have learned that original content is the true king. Many are being rewarded for these efforts, with Netflix garnering awards nominations for its shows.

In the push to replace the networks, and bring cable and satellite providers to their knees, Hulu today unveiled its plans for 2014, with an ambitious schedule of first-run shows and returning favorites.

The service announces new shows like Deadbeat, The Bridge and Hotwives of Orlando (no, I didn't make that last one up). All will be debuting this year. The Bridge will premiere on January 14, Deadbeat hits the airwaves April 9 and Hotwives of Orlando at an undisclosed date.

Shows returning include The Awesomes in the summer, Behind the Mask at a time not yet set, Fresh Meat returns for season three this February 9, while Moone Boy will be waiting for you on April 24 of this year. A complete schedule can be found here, though some dates have still not been ironed out.

Are these streaming services doing enough to get you to cut the cord? Is House of Cards or Alpha House better than what the networks currently offer?

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