Selena Gomez is bringing a little murder to ABC…
The network will air season 1 of the Hulu Original comedy series Only Murders in the Building, starring the 31-year-old Mexican American actress/singer, beginning in January.
The first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Gomez, will start at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 2, following a new semifinal episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! at 8:00.
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.
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.
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.
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’s 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