Little Mosque and The Yard headed to Hulu for summer runs

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CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and HBO Canada’s The Yard are helping Hulu prove summer doesn’t have to mean re-runs.

The U.S. online giant has added the two Canadian series to its summer lineup, along with a host of other international series that haven’t yet been viewed in the U.S. market.

Little Mosque on the Prairie, from Westwind Pictures,  aired for six seasons on the CBC, and will now bow on Hulu and Hulu Plus this summer.

Also headed to Hulu and Hulu Plus stateside is The Yard (pictured), a mockumentary miniseries from Whizbang Films about two rival cliques of elementary school children.

“We’re excited to present The Yard to U.S. audiences on Hulu.

Hulu and Hulu Plus provide a multi-tiered, innovative platform to reach today’s audiences with high quality original content across multiple devices and over the internet.” Jon Ferro senior VP of U.S. program sales at Entertainment One said after inking the distribution deal with Hulu.

The Yard premieres June 7, with a new episode airing every Thursday.

The series will be available for full viewing as of July 12.

Hulu, which was founded in 2007, streams a host of other Canadian shows, including Endgame and Regenesis.

The strategy is giving U.S. subscribers access to foreign series, including a host from the UK, that they haven’t yet seen on TV.

“In an on-demand world, viewers are going to actively choose to watch TV shows that they really love. At Hulu, we want to offer exclusive shows and make original TV programming that speaks to a passionate group of fans,” Andy Forssell, senior VP of content for Hulu, said in his own statement.