NewFronts 2013: Hulu Adds Two New Series

Hulu Plus Service Hits Four Million Paid Subscribers
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Hulu is adding two new series to its lineup of exclusive content, the comedic western Quick Draw and teen drama East Los High, the company announced on Tuesday at its New York upfront presentation, which was closed to the press. 

The half-hour Quick Draw is set in 1875 and centers on a Harvard-educated sheriff on a quest to introduce forensics to an unruly Kansas town. The series is cocreated and executive produced by Nancy Hower and John Lehr (who also stars).

East Los High centers on an inner city high school in East Los Angeles where two teenage cousins fall in love with a popular football player. The English-language drama series features an all Latino cast, director, writers and creators and had public health organizations advise on scripts and content.

Both series will premiere on Hulu this summer along with nine other original and exclusive series, complementing new daily episodes of revived soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, which premiered on the streaming service on Monday.

In a blog post, Hulu announced that its Hulu Plus service passed four million paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2013 and predicted that mobile viewing will account for 15% of its consumed videos in 2013-14, with living room viewing accounting for 29%.