'Mad Men' and 'Sex and the City' go big in Japan with Hulu

jon-hamm-mad-men-smile.jpg-- Hulu has struck deals with HBO and AMC to license content for "Sex and the City," "Mad Men," "The Sopranos," "Entourage" and "Band of Brothers." According to the streaming service, there are more than 29 million Hulu-enabled devices in the Japanese market. With the first three seasons of "Mad Men" already available to subscribers, how will it take for the retro fashion frenzy to hit Tokyo? [Variety]

-- "Burn Notice's" Michael Westen (the newly engaged Jeffrey Donovan) is about to face off against an especially nasty baddie of the week: "CSI" and "The Event" alum José Zúñiga has been cast as a "sadistic" cocaine smuggler in this season's 11th episode. We have a feeling Michael Westen will be the one bringing the pain in the end. [TVLine]

-- Erinn Hayes ("Childrens Hospital") is replacing Sara Rue as a regular castmember of NBC's upcoming "Guys With Kids." Rue played the character of star Jesse Bradford's wife on the Jimmy Fallon-produced comedy before signing on to the ABC fall comedy "Malibu Country," starring Reba McEntire. [Deadline]

-- Comedy Central greenlit three new series for 2013: "The Ben Show," a "sketch/man-on-the-street hybrid" starring comedian Ben Hoffman, and two untitled projects, a weekly topical series featuring comedian Anthony Jeselnik and stand-up Amy Schumer's sketch comedy. [Comedy Central]




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