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Show will recap happenings in the entertainment world

Hulu has become one of the go-to sites for TV fans that are looking to catch up on shows offered on major networks that they might have missed. Hulu also has many classic TV shows that you can't even find on reruns anymore.

Now the video streaming site is looking to make its foray into creating its own TV show.

The Hulu original program will recap the entertainment scene for the day in five minutes. The show will air Monday through Friday on Hulu is looking for two hosts with one of them being a "very good looking female" in the late 20's to 30 range. There is no specification of the second host so presumably it could be a man or woman.

Hulu is seeking actors for the parts and wants the show to be a "Daily online entertainment show in a hosted infotainment/comedy/satire [format]" along the lines of The Daily Show meets Weekend Update meets Sports Center. So far, the show has no official name, though Hulu is looking to find the actors and get the show into production ASAP. Hulu stipulates that the hosts must have comedy and improv skills.

The actors will be working Sunday through Thursday evening for $1,000 weekly and Hulu wants no one that is currently in a union.
Fast Company reports that more shows are in the works as well.

It will be interesting to see if a website like Hulu that serves up content from major networks can also come up with its own original content that is appealing. This is certainly something that could change the way people watching. If this catches on other networks and online sites could start doing this as well.

Last month Hulu launched the Hulu Plus service for $7.99 monthly. Presumably the new show will be available to all viewers, not just the Hulu Plus subscribers.

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How about...
By quiksilvr on 12/7/2010 11:28:43 AM , Rating: 2
You make commercials noticeably shorter on Hulu Plus? I mean, the "extra" content isn't necessarily worth the money, but if we could cut down on commercial time (15 second ads instead of 30 seconds to 1 minute), it would be a more enticing incentive.

So my message to consumers: don't get Hulu Plus and voice your opinion:

RE: How about...
By amanojaku on 12/7/2010 11:52:08 AM , Rating: 2
I pray all of my videos give me the long-commercial option. It's nice being able to get that out of the way (go get snacks or something) then sit down to a commercial free show. And considering how most TV/cable shows have three segments of 1-3 minutes of commercials I don't mind the single 2-minute commercial, or even the four 30-second commercials, on regular Hulu. I agree, however, that if you're paying for Hulu then it should be ad-free, like paid cable used to be.

RE: How about...
By flyingrooster on 12/7/2010 12:46:31 PM , Rating: 3
Hulu sucks anyways. Using a DVR to record shows you want is much better since you can skip the commercials and get HD content instead of the highly compressed hulu streams which look like garbage on my DLP. I suppose torrents are always an option :)

RE: How about...
By Samus on 12/8/2010 1:55:49 PM , Rating: 1
Bitching about one minute commercials when the alternative is three blocks (sometimes four for primetime) of 3-4 minute commercials for a 30 minute show? Let's face it. It takes 32 minutes to watch a 21 minute episode of the Simpsons on Sunday night here in Chicago on Fox.

By Queonda on 12/8/2010 2:09:29 PM , Rating: 2
"There is no specification of the second host so presumably it could be a man or woman."

I would call that a safe presumption.

"Game reviewers fought each other to write the most glowing coverage possible for the powerhouse Sony, MS systems. Reviewers flipped coins to see who would review the Nintendo Wii. The losers got stuck with the job." -- Andy Marken
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