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Hulu announces new Kevin Smith movie review show and other originals

May 22, 2012 |  5:00 am

Kevin SmithKevin Smith continues to expand his multimedia empire (and give his pals a place to yak) with a new movie-themed show on Hulu this summer. "Spoilers" is hosted by Smith and is described not as a show to review movies but to "revere" them.

"I have always wanted to do a show that provides an open forum for real fans to discuss real movies in real time," Smith said in a statement.

The show will feature Smith and special guests gushing over the latest blockbusters, picking apart favorite scenes and debating any bit of minutiae that comes to mind.

In additon to Smith's movie series, Hulu will also introduce "Up to Speed" from producer Richard Linklater: The show follows tour guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch as he explores the more "off-the-beaten-path" tourist spots in America (less Grand Canyon and more luckiest subway grate in NYC). The reality travelogue premieres in August.

Also in August is the premiere of the site's comedy series "We Got Next," about a pickup basketball team of four guys, which captures their patter and advice-giving (usually terrible). Paul Bartholomew, Lance Barber, Bumper Robinson and Bill Fagerbakke star. The series was co-created by Kenya Barris, who also co-created "America's Next Top Model."

The site will also introduce several exclusive series, including the British shows "Rev.," "Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind," "Pramface" and "The Promise" and the Canadian series "The Yard" and "Little Mosque."

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— Patrick Kevin Day

Photo: Kevin Smith. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press.

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