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June 11th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Hulu made waves with the introduction of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report to the site this week, but that’s not all. Here’s what else came in over the last few days:

Hulu Heats Up

One of our favorite summer shows is back on Hulu: The complete first season of USA’s Burn Notice, just in time to catch us up for the second season. Michael’s a former spy who’s been burned (spy-speak for getting fired). With no money to his name, he returns home to Miami to piece his life back together — and to figure out who burned him and why. Along the way, he uses his Special Ops skills to help others in need, giving us the lowdown on the ins and outs of being a secret agent. Fun fact: Star Gabrielle Anwar, who plays Michael’s fierce ex, Fiona (below), danced the tango with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.


Now Available: Complete Episodes of Silver Spoons, Season 1

Child stars often have a hard time crossing over into adult roles, and Silver Spoons star Rick Schroder spent years trying to live down his teen idol status. He eventually succeeded with major roles in Lonesome Dove and on NYPD Blue. With full episodes of the first season of Silver Spoons now available from Hulu, you can see the charm that got Rick on the cover of Tiger Beat — and check out an old-school Jason Bateman:

New Season: 30 Days

Morgan Spurlock made headlines when he went on a 30-day McDonald’s diet for his documentary Super Size Me. His critically acclaimed series 30 Days gives a diverse group of people the chance to experience radically different lives for a month. In Working in a Coal Mine, Spurlock signs himself up to work in a coal mine in his home state, West Virginia. 30 Days is about as real as reality shows get — and definitely worth a watch. Like this episode? Watch the first season and subscribe to the series (click on “subscribe to episodes”) so new episodes go straight to your queue.

Fashion First

For fashionistas who can’t wait for the next season of Project Runway, Hulu has just the thing. CHIC.TV Models gives you the scoop on the world of modeling, from manicures and makeup to life off the runway. You’ll recognize some of the featured models from Project Runway, including Season 4’s Lea Rannells and Marcia Mitchell. For fashion trends, CHIC.TV Fashion offers designer interviews and runway wrap-ups; FashionMojo covers everything from prom dresses to shoes that would make Carrie Bradshaw proud.

Remembering The Duke

Academy Award-winning actor John Wayne passed away on June 11, 1979. The epitome of rugged masculinity, he was an American icon, the star of Westerns and war movies, as well as John Huston’s The Barbarian and the Geisha, a historical drama about an American ambassador in 1850s Japan. Tune in to pay homage to a true legend.

Check back soon for more updates, (Rebecca),
Hulu Editor