Hulu launching "Paul the Male Matchmaker"


It’s a 10-episode original mocumentary series that launches 2/13 featuring guest stars from shows including “True Blood,” “House” and “Arrested Development.” It’s from Sex and the City’s Liz Tuccillo and Mad Men, Eastwick and ER’s Paul Bartholomew.

From Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, the effort features a hopeless male matchmaker who has little to no affection for women but is set on helping  them find a soul mate.

Bartholomew will star as Paul in the series. Guests readied for appearance include Janeane Garofalo, House’s Lisa Edelstein, Arrested Development’s Tony Hale, True Blood’s Sam Trammell and Jonathan Silverman.

The announcement comes soon after Hulu announced plans for its Battleground, an original drama set in the world of political campaigns. Hulu also recently said it plans to spend $500 million on programs this year after paid subscribers surpassed 1.5 million in 2011. Hulu’s owners, which include Disney’s ABC, News Corp.’s Fox and Comcast’s NBC, called off an auction of the website in October, saying the strategic value of the business outweighed the benefits of a potential sale. In July, the company predicted total subscribers would top 1 million during Q3. More than half of revenue will come from the $7.99-a-month Hulu Plus service later this year, CEO Jason Kilar said.