Only Murders in the Building season 1 airs through January on ABC (Full release schedule)

Be sure to free up your Tuesday nights to watch the Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez-led comedy-mystery series!

(Photo by: Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu)
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ABC is taking a page out of CBS' book, deciding to air Hulu streaming series Only Murders in the Building on the network! Back in fall 2023 with hardly any new shows out during the writers and actors strikes, The Paramount Network decided to air Yellowstone on CBS, going back to the very first season. It was a great success and the Western has now gained an even bigger audience. Season 3 will start airing on Jan. 14, 2024. So now, ABC is borrowing Hulu's Only Murders in the Building to try and do the same!

The show, starring Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, has three completed seasons streaming on Hulu, and the comedy-mystery has been renewed for a fourth season. For those of you who don't have Hulu but do have access to ABC, then you're probably excited that the show's first season will be airing soon!

Who Is Tim Kono?
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Only Murders in the Building season 1 release date, time, and how to watch

So when is that set to happen? That would be tonight! Only Murders in the Building season 1 airs the first three episodes tonight, Jan. 2, 2024, starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The first season has a total of 10 episodes, and three will be released each week on Tuesday nights. The finale makes its debut on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. We shared a breakdown of the episode release schedule through January below:

Episodes

Air date and time

Episode 1, "True Crime"

Episode 2, "Who Is Tim Kono?"

Episode 3, "How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?"

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET

Episode 4, "The Sting"

Episode 5, "Twist"

Episode 6, "To Protect and Serve"

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET

Episode 7, "The Boy from 6B"

Episode 8, "Fan Fiction"

Episode 9, "Double Time"

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET

Episode 10, "Open and Shut"

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET

Release time by time zones

  • Eastern - 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, finale 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Central - 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT, finale 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Mountain - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. MT, finale 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pacific - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT, finale 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There's a few ways to tune in to ABC. The first and easiest way is of course if you're subscribed to a cable provider. Some other ways to do so are also through FuboTV starting at $74.99/month, Sling TV starting at $40/month, DIRECTV starting at $69.99/month, YouTube TV for $72.99/month, and Hulu + Live TV.

As mentioned above, the first season as well as the following two are currently streaming on Hulu as Only Murders is originally a streaming series. ABC has not announced whether seasons 2 and 3 will also be airing on the network. That's going to depend on the success and viewership numbers. Though I honestly have no doubt that like Yellowstone, this series is going to be a hit on ABC!

Hulu has many subscription options to choose from. We shared a few below, but be sure to head on over to the Hulu website for a full breakdown.

  • Hulu (with ads) - $7.99/month
  • Hulu (without ads) - $17.99/month
  • Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) - $76.99/month
  • Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) - $89.99/month
  • Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads - $81.99/month
  • Live TV Only - $75.99/month
True Crime
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What you need to know about the comedy-mystery series

As someone who has watched the show, I can definitely tell you that I recommend it! I never knew Martin, Short, and Gomez would have such great onscreen chemistry, but it's truly evident throughout the season. And they're all so funny together! I love the comedy mixed in with a murder mystery with three people who unite thanks to their avid interest in true crime, and decide to investigate a murder that happened in their apartment building. Check out the synopsis below:

"From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders in the Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena 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."

The first season also stars recurring characters Aaron Dominguez as Oscar Torres, Amy Ryan as Jan Bellows, Julian Cihi as Tim Kono, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Donna Williams, Tina Fey as Cinda Canning, Jackie Hoffman as Uma Heller, Nathan Lane as Teddy Dimas, and Jane Lynch as Sazz Pataki.

Only Murders in the Building season 1 airs tonight, Jan. 2, 2024 starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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