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‘Quick Draw:’ How the West Was Improvised

Author: | August 5th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Having grown up watching crime procedural shows, it’s hard for most of us to think of an America without the typical crime scene investigation. But imagine a time like 1875, when forensics was in its infancy, and a Harvard-educated sheriff shows up in an unruly Kansas town intent on introducing science to capture the marauders [...] … Read more »

Hulu Gets Totally ‘Awesomes’

Author: | August 1st, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

When Seth Meyers met writer Mike Shoemaker on the set of Saturday Night Live, the two quickly bonded over their love of comic books. But it wasn’t until 2006 that they decided to turn their love of comics into a project of their own. With Seth’s work as head writer and Weekend Update anchor on [...] … Read more »

Hulu at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour

Author: | July 31st, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

This morning at The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, we had the opportunity to share with an audience of distinguished TV critics a few of the 10 new shows on our upcoming slate of Hulu Original and Exclusives Series. We’ve been talking about our line-up of Hulu Original and Exclusive Series all year–from announcing [...] … Read more »

Beyond Awesome: Hulu (and Xbox) at Comic-Con 2013

Author: | July 25th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Over 100,000 genre fans gather each year for Comic-Con International: San Diego, the world’s leading pop culture convention. Last Saturday, Comic-Con served as the ideal setting for Hulu to debut The Awesomes, the first animated Hulu Original Series.  This new comedy, which premieres August 1st on Hulu and Hulu Plus, follows a team of not-so-super [...] … Read more »

The New Hulu Plus Experience for iPad is Here

Author: | June 6th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

At Hulu, we sweat a lot of things: details, pixels, and especially, user experience. Today, we’re excited to show off the results of that sweat: meet our new and improved Hulu Plus experience for iPad. We’ve redesigned the app from the ground up, focusing on discoverability, efficiency, and our overall user experience. There is such a wealth [...] … Read more »

The New Hulu Plus Experience Coming to a Living Room Near You…

Author: | May 31st, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Starting today, we’re excited to roll out a new and improved Hulu Plus experience on Samsung Smart TVs and select Blu-ray players*, Roku set-top boxes, and coming soon to the Wii console from Nintendo. The team of engineers at Hulu’s Seattle office has been hard at work enhancing and refining the user experience on these devices, [...] … Read more »

Hulu Plus now on Windows Phone 8

Author: | May 23rd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

At Hulu, we obsess over making TV viewing delightful and convenient to our users: When they want it, where they want it and how they want it. Carrying that story forward is Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8, something we are very excited to introduce to our Windows users. Our team has been focused on [...] … Read more »

New Asian Titles on Hulu and Hulu Plus

Author: | May 14th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Hulu is adding some new and exciting titles to its Chinese, Japanese and Korean libraries. Launching today are several entertaining Korean dramas, such as My Sassy Girl (dir. Jae-Young Kwaek), 200 Pounds Beauty (Young-Hwa Kim), and action drama Crying Fist (Seung-Wan Ryoo with Oldboy’s Min-Sik Choi). And just [...] … Read more »

Springtime in NYC

Author: | May 6th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

For anyone who has anything to do with the TV business, spring means just one thing: Upfronts. Today during the Hulu Upfront, we shared the latest about the Hulu business—including growth metrics, new product innovation and upcoming content—with many of our advertising customers. Overall, Hulu continues to grow very quickly. In Q1 of this year, [...] … Read more »

TV Classics Including “Itchy and Scratchy,” “Inspector Spacetime,” and Straight-to-DVD Film Classic “The Rural Juror” Arrive Exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus.

Author: | April 22nd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

One of the perks of working at Hulu is that I get to watch a lot of TV. Like the rest of the Hulu team, I love TV shows that draw us in every week, delight us with unexpected story twists, engage us with unique characters, and surprise us with humor and drama. Since Hulu [...] … Read more »

Interview: “Living on One Dollar”

Author: | April 22nd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

“A lot of films have been made around poverty, a lot of guilt-based films, and we thought we could tell this story in a new way that was really tailored to the millennial generation.” We spoke with filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci about their 8-week experiment in rural Guatemala living on $1 per day, [...] … Read more »

Interview: Shira and Jeremy Piven Discuss Their Indie Comedy, “Fully Loaded”

Author: | April 1st, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Siblings Shira and Jeremy Piven sat down with us to talk about Shira’s directorial debut, “Fully Loaded,” which Shira’s husband, Adam McKay, and Jeremy worked on as executive producers. This hilarious dark comedy centers around two single moms and an unexpected event that happens in a bar one night in L.A. Hulu: So “Fully Loaded” [...] … Read more »

Set Phasers to Hulu

Author: | March 22nd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Today is William Shatner’s birthday, and Hulu is making every episode from every Star Trek series available to watch for free until the end of the month. Resistance is futile. Almost as futile as controlling a population of tribbles. We’re polling folks to find out which episode they’d like featured on the home page this [...] … Read more »

It’s a Brand New Style for Hulu Plus on Apple TV

Author: | March 22nd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

At Hulu’s development center in Seattle, we spend our time focusing on making the Hulu Plus living room experience delightful for our subscribers. We’ve redesigned the Hulu Plus experience from the ground up – making it even easier to find your favorite current season TV episodes and discover a new favorite show. Right away, you’ll [...] … Read more »

An Update.

Author: | March 19th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

 Earlier today, I sent the below email to the Hulu team: Team – As you all know, I will be departing Hulu at the end of this quarter. I wanted to share the news that Andy Forssell will be stepping up to lead Hulu as acting CEO after I depart later this month.  You know Andy well; he’s been a [...] … Read more »

Make Your Picks: Hulu’s Best in Show Is Underway

Author: | February 28th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Hulu’s fourth annual Best in Show competition launches today at It’s like March Madness, but better. In this bracket-style competition, rabid fans will winnow down this year’s 32 best and buzziest shows by voting over the next five weeks. On April 4, we’ll announce the winner. Since its launch in 2010, Best in Show [...] … Read more »

“Something Magical’s Going on Here:” Talking to the Cast of “Happy Endings”

Author: | February 28th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Here’s the best stuff that happened when we went to the set of “Happy Endings” and talked to the cast. Then everything devolved into a lengthy improv sketch in which Brad climbs a braid of Jane’s pubic hair Rapunzel-style, which they dubbed “Untangled.” Then we were escorted out. On the  show’s recent move to Friday nights: Zachary [...] … Read more »

The Fauxscars: The 10 Oscar Categories That Aren’t But Absolutely Should Be

Author: | February 22nd, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

There are too many movies. You have to go to do regular human being things, like go to CostCo to buy a decade’s supply of minestrone soup and shoe lacquer, so you don’t have to think about minestrone soup and shoe lacquer ever again. Then February comes along and you’re forced to feel bad about not having heard that Best Original Song nominee in the movie Chasing Ice. Yes, that’s … Read more »

This Long List of References Should Convince Everyone to Watch and/or Save “Community”

Author: | February 8th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

  Here’s the rub on “Community,” which returns to Hulu tomorrow after a nine-month-long hiatus: Rival network executives and critics argue that it’s not your father’s kind of show. That’s why it’s getting jerked around on the schedule. That’s why it was on Friday nights until it wound up never being on Friday nights at all. First off, here’s the problem: You don’t know my dad. Lay off my dad. … Read more »

The Definitive Best Super Bowl Ads of 2013

Author: | February 6th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Tonight, as football fans gorged on pizza and beer, Superbowl commercial fans gorged on ads, and Hulu was there to serve a heaping helping of this year’s “big game” ads in the Hulu’s Toyota AdZone. As the confetti settles in New Orleans, and junk food settles in our stomachs, let’s take a look at this evening’s most liked ads. Wild Card: Wolf A car-buying couple misses the drama they … Read more »

Whew! Advertisers Avoid Blackout AND Blowout In Super Bowl

Author: | February 4th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

Last night’s game was a nail biter, for both football fans and for the advertisers. At the beginning of the second half, things were looking grim. At 28-6, the game was looking like a blowout (never great for second-half advertisers) when a bizarre blackout threw the Mercedes-Benz Superdome into darkness. If you’re an advertiser waging as much as $4 million for 30 seconds of air time in the second half, the … Read more »

Put Your Game Face On: Hulu AdZone 2013

Author: | February 4th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

It’s that time of year again. The smell of nachos is in the air. Grown men will cry…and maybe even paint their faces. Sports fanatics across America will tune in to watch football season go into overdrive on Super Bowl Sunday. But the football field isn’t the only place where there’s a battle going down on game day. Hulu AdZone, sponsored by Toyota, kicks off today in anticipation of Super … Read more »

Come ‘Round to Coronation Street

Author: | January 15th, 2013 | Category : TV and Movies

“Life isn’t worth living if I miss an episode of ‘Coronation Street.’” — Sir Anthony Hopkins If it’s good enough for Anthony Hopkins, it’s good enough for us. The beloved British soap “Coronation Street” has finally made its way to the United States and is streaming for free on Hulu. (Episodes will be posted about two weeks after they air on ITV in England.) To welcome the newest addition to … Read more »