Difficult People has debuted its third season on Hulu. The show has yet to find a Canadian broadcasting partner for its third season. The first two seasons were broadcast on Canadian streaming service shomi, which shut down last fall.
The 10-episode third season of Difficult People will find Julie (Julie Klausner) embarking on a quest for happiness after she learns that if she tries to up her anti-depressants anymore, her blood will become a Slurpee — and has try to everything from meditation to ayahuasca. As for Billy (Billy Eichner), look for him to sour on New York, just as he begins to fall for his first real boyfriend (who will be played by John Cho). Meanwhile, Marilyn (Andrea Martin) lands a book deal and Arthur (James Urbaniak) is forced to commute tot he Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, where PBS has moved all of its productions.
The first three episodes will begin streaming today (August 8). In ‘Passover Bump,’ Julie faces a family Passover Seder, while Billy gets a gig as a warm-up comic for Larry Wilmore’s late-night talk show. Guest stars include Wilmore, Maury Povich and Stockard Channing. In the second episode, ‘Strike Rat,’ Julie faces a moral dilemma when she gets cast in Woody Allen’s new TV show while Matthew’s (Cole Escola) ex-wife, Trish (Vanessa Williams) comes to town. The third episode, ‘Code Change,’ has Julie realizing that she has an addiction to her mother and decides to treat it by joining AA. Billy helps his sister-in-law Rucchel (Jackie Hoffman) exorcise a Jewish demon from her and Garry’s (Fred Armisen) basement. Rosie O’Donnell guest stars as Vanessa.
Look for John Cho to debut in episode four this season. Derrick Baskin, Gabourey Sidibe and Shakina Nayfack also return this season as Nate, Denise and Lola. Other guest stars include Chris Elliot, Lucy Liu, Amy Sedaris, Jane Krakowski, Victor Garber, Micky Dolenz, Scott Adsit, Patton Oswalt and Susan Lucci.