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August 7th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

This week on Hulu, we’ve added more high-definition videos, including the season finales of select hit shows, and introduced two web series from some SNL stars.

New HD Videos

We’ve updated our HD Gallery with select, full-length episodes of hit shows like 30 Rock, The Office, Bones and 24. It also has Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in 720p, so you can get up close and personal with the singing supervillain.

Web Originals from SNL Stars

You can get a dose of comedy in less five minutes with the help of SNL‘s Seth Meyers, Bill Hader and Simon Rich in The Line. The State‘s Joe Lo Truglio joins superfan Bill Hader in line for the world premiere of Future Space, the summer’s biggest film. As the guys sit on the verge of going “line crazy,” they face all sorts of challenges: spoiler man, ex-girlfriends, and the freaky Telepathic Triplets of Cybar.

A few other SNL alums — Tim Meadows and David Spade — team up in Carpet Bros. Full of groovy ’70s costumes and seriously dry wit, it’s the story of three very different brothers who inherit a carpet store, only to discover their father left the company in serious debt. As they dream up ways to save the business, entrepreneur Raymond Davies Allen (Spade), plans a takeover.

What We’re Watching

This week, I began diving into old episodes of the critically acclaimed — and very underrated — Friday Night Lights. I’m hooked. From the first scenes of the pilot, I was in. I’d discounted the show as another football drama, but now I’m rooting for the Dillon Panthers through and through. Yeah, it’s about high-school football, but the drama is so much more than touchdowns and jocks dating cheerleaders: Kyle Chandler offers a complex, extremely likable Coach Taylor who carries the weight of this Texas town on his shoulders, and Connie Britton deserved an Emmy nomination for her performance as Tami, the coach’s strong-willed wife. With the first two seasons available here on Hulu, it’s worth giving the show a try.

Go Panthers, (),