Disney is continuing to experiment with its streaming and linear strategy to make its entertainment business more profitable, with Variety revealing that the first season of the Hulu Original series, “How I Met Your Father”, is going to be released on the Freeform linear channel.

Set in the near future, Sophie (Hilary Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2022, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

The first two episodes from the first season will be released on Freeform on Tuesday, 25th April 2023, at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET, respectively. Two episodes will be released each week until the season finale drops on May 23rd 2023.

Here’s the schedule for how the “How I Met Your Father” episodes will premiere on Freeform:

  • Tuesday 4/25, at 10 p.m. ET –  “Pilot” and  “Fomo”
  • Tuesday 5/2, at 10 p.m. ET –  “The Fixer” and “Dirrty Thirty”
  • Tuesday 5/9, at 10 p.m. ET – “The Good Mom” and “Stacey”
  • Tuesday 5/16, at 10 p.m. ET– “Rivka Rebel” and “The Perfect Shot”
  • Tuesday, 5/23, at 10 p.m. ET – “Jay Street” and “Timing Is Everything”

The first season, along with new episodes from the second season, are also available to stream on Hulu.  It is also available internationally on Disney+.

“How I Met Your Father” is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers for How I Met Your Father include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pam Fryman, and Adam Londy. Duff serves as a producer. How I Met Your Father is a production of 20th Television.

The series stars Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley and Tien Tran.

This move continues the trend of Disney sharing its shows between linear television networks and streaming services.  Recently, “The Mandalorian” and “Andor” have been shown on Disney’s TV channels, in addition to other Disney+ Originals shows like “Big Shot”, “Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, and “The Mysterious Benedict Society”.  We are likely to see the channels and streaming platforms sharing content more often, since this adds more value to these shows, brings in additional advertising revenue and means the TV channels have new content, without the costs of creating something original.

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Roger Palmer

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