Television in Brief

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NEW YORK — As people increasingly turn to the Internet for their TV fix, Hulu is adding “Seinfeld” episodes and future AMC series to its lineup.

That means they won’t be on Netflix, which has far more subscribers, more than 62 million worldwide. Hulu said Wednesday it has nearly 9 million subscribers.

Hulu is an online video service owned by Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast. It shows some TV episodes and movies for free on its site. Subscribers pay $8 a month for more content.

All “Seinfeld” episodes will be available for Hulu subscribers in June. Hulu also will have future shows from AMC Networks Inc. channels like AMC, IFC and Sundance TV, including “Fear the Walking Dead,” a spinoff of “The Walking Dead” that will air on TV this summer.

LOS ANGELES — “The Simpsons” will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.

Fox said this week it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes. The tale of Springfield and the Simpson family is TV’s longest-running scripted nighttime series.

“The Simpsons” cast includes Dan Castellaneta as dad Homer and Julie Kavner as mom Marge.

The network’s announcement included a boast from Homer that his doughnut addiction helped him outlast David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Dr. McDreamy from “Grey’s Anatomy.”

LOS ANGELES — NBC is expanding its “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” family with “Chicago Med,” set in a hospital emergency room and starring Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson.

The new series will feature characters from its sibling police and fire department dramas, also produced by network stalwart Dick Wolf. Other cast members include Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.

Merkerson played New York police Lt. Anita Van Buren on Wolf’s “Law & Order,” the original series in the NBC franchise.

The network’s new season plans include two other dramas: another medical series, “Heartbreaker,” and a thriller, “Blindspot.”

“Heartbreaker,” based on the career of heart-transplant surgeon Kathy Magliato, stars Melissa George as the title character, named Dr. Alex Panttiere in the series and described as a fearless physician with a racy personal life. Other cast members include Dave Annable and D.L. Hughley.

“Blindspot” is about an international conspiracy involving a woman bearing mysterious tattoos. Its stars include Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Associated Press