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Somebody was on the front page of the New York Times Business Section this week.....

Posted: Apr.20.2012
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....and it was our very own, supremely talented Ben Samuel of course!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/business/media/hulu-the-online-tv-site-adds-original-programming.html

Battleground is a hit!

Some key reviewer quotes:

"...its writing and characterizations are significantly better than any of the mid-season comedies that have debuted on TV."

"Relationships emerge along with rivalries as "Battleground" gets into the nitty-gritty tactics of campaigning in a way I haven't seen since the last season of "The West Wing."

"If quality is rewarded, Hulu deserves to have a hit with its first scripted series, Battleground."

-Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"... it does all this with tongue planted knowingly in cheek, so give Battleground credit for understanding what's endearing about this idea. Battleground also gets credit for a solid professional cast."

- David Hinckley, New York Daily News

"Battleground" isn't a straight comedy; it has elements of drama and a political thriller — well, mystery — involving the candidate's sexuality and the libidos of some of her campaign workers that will play out over the show's 13 episodes. We can see the seeds being planted, and it looks as if it would be a well-assembled piece of dramatic machinery."

-Mike Hale, NY Times

BROADCAST TV/RADIO

Bloomberg:Hulu Develops Online TV Content to Attract Viewers

CNN Money:Is Hulu the Next HBO?

KROQ Kevin and Bean:Starring Alison Haislip

KATU News This Morning – Sun (Portland, OR):WATCH

KATU News First at Four (Portland, OR):WATCH

KPTV Fox12 Good Day Oregon (Portland, OR):WATCH

KBMW AM 1450:Starring Teri Reeves

 

PRINT/ONLINE

New York Times:The Shenanigans Behind the Slogans

New York Times:Watchlist: Online Funny No Easier Than Television Funny

New York Daily News:New ‘Battleground' gives Hulu a modest start as it enters the original scripted sitcom field

USA Today:Steven Van Zandt heads to 'Lilyhammer' for Netflix

AV Club:What's On Tonight: Battleground

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:Hulu's 'Battleground' worth watching

Complex:Interview: Alison Haislip Plays A Game Of "Would You Rather"

Crave Online:Alison Haislip on Hulu's Battleground And Beyond - Exclusive

TV Guide:Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of Hulu's New Series Battleground

TV Guide:Watch My Show: Battleground's JD Walsh and Marc Webb Answer Our Showrunner Survey

The Wrap/Reuters:Netflix's 'Lilyhammer' and Hulu's 'Battleground' Rely Too Heavily on Tried and True

Inc.:Hulu Starts Creating Original Content

Fast Company:Google-Motorola Deal Approved, Hulu's Original Series Premieres, iPad 3 Rumors: 4G Runners, 8-inchers

Gizmodo: Battleground Lightning Review: Political Science/Fiction

College Magazine:Politics and Daddy Issues? Meet Jay Hayden of New Original Hulu Series

GigaOm/NewTeeVee:Take that, Netflix: Hulu premieres Battleground series

Isthmus:Battleground, Episode 1 recap: Meet Deirdre Samuels' campaign staff

Isthmus:Battleground, Episode 1 recap: Meet Deirdre Samuels' campaign staff

Kansas City:Tim Gunn tells how he got a Lego up on the world

Newser:Hulu, Netflix Launch Original Programs

Nice Girls TV:New online series: "Battleground" – from Hulu

Pop Matters:Tim Gunn tells how he got a Lego up on the world

TV Equals:What You Should Be Watching On Hulu: 'Battleground'

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