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Hulu announed Wednesday its 2014 original programming slate, which includes new original series starring Reaper's Tyler Labine and Happy Endings' Casey Wilson, as well as new seasons of such returning shows as Seth Meyers' The Awesomes and Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy.
After surpassing five million subscribers and earning more than a $1 billion in revenue in 2013, the streaming service is making an even bigger bet on first-run programming on Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014, according to Charlotte Koh, Hulu's head of original programming development.
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"I think the last year was a very solid foundation for us to continue to build our original business upon," Koh tells TVGuide.com....
How did so many former Emmy hosts wind up on the same stage? Who was that strange guy side-stepping off screen behind host Neil Patrick Harris? What was cut from the show as it went into overtime? TV Guide Magazine sat down with 65th Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich backstage at the Nokia Theatre immediately after the show to get some background on this year's televised ceremony.
FX has signed a deal with Russell Brand for six 30-minute episodes of an unscripted late-night series, the network announced Thursday.
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Mad TV vet Bobby Lee's untitled narrative comedy project just got a shot in the arm, as Comedy Central execs have ordered a pilot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show, which the cable channel announced as one of its projects in development in March, will bring in Troy Miller (Flight of the Conchords) to produce and direct the pilot. The series will focus on Lee as a Korean in a multicultural world, with the pilot exploring the differences between blacks and Koreans. Adam Bryant