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Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses host the new Hulu show Baker’s Dozen.

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Competition shows can be very stressful, but Baker’s Dozen, a new Hulu original, follows in the calming footsteps of The Great British Baking Show. 

Thirteen (a baker’s dozen, get it?) contestants compete against one another, but unlike the British show, some are professionals while some are simply home bakers. Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses host the show, and if the preview below is any indication, the Americans are baking even fancier offerings than their British counterparts.

The full first season is now on Hulu, so binge away.

Not-so-live, from Hulu, it’s (last) Saturday Night

If you want to catch up on Saturday Night Live, which began its 47th season on Oct. 2, but can’t always watch on Saturday evenings, here’s a pro tip: All the new episodes appear on Hulu on Sunday, the day after they air on NBC. 

The season premiere featured host Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves. Wilson does a pretty funny parody of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as a cowboy hat-wearing Star Trek captain, spoofing Bezos’ recent “dong rocket” trip. The whole episode is now on Hulu, and get ready for more — the Oct. 9 host is Kim Kardashian West.

Lights, camera, face-plant

Before there was YouTube, there was America’s Funniest Home Videos, a collection of amateur videos of cute kids, adorable pets, and inevitable wipeouts of all kinds. That collection of candid-camera laughs just started its 32nd season on Oct. 4, and you can tune in to Hulu to watch it.

The doctors are in

Grey’s Anatomy is back, and though most of the original docs have moved on, Dr. Meredith Grey is still there, 18 seasons on. Spoiler: Scott Speedman, one of the show’s memorable past guest stars, has now signed on as a cast regular. You can watch new episodes on Hulu.

Blazing drama

Also on Hulu: The Grey’s Anatomy sister show, Station 19, which premiered its fifth season last week. Those firefighters are just as hot and troubled as the doctors over at Grey Sloan Memorial.

Sing out

Think you’ve seen every variation on the singing-contest show? Think again. In Alter Ego, singers create digital avatars for themselves and those are the creations the judges see moving and performing. Grimes, Nick Lachey, Alanis Morissette and will.i.am serve as judges.

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In Alter Ego, singers create a computer avatar of themselves, and that’s what the judges see.

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“I know a lot of people who feel more accepted in the digital realm,” says Grimes in a preview for the show, which is streaming on Hulu now.

Daddy dearest

During his time on Roseanne, John Goodman made Dan Conner one of TV’s favorite dads. Goodman’s jovial, hard-working character and TV wife Roseanne Barr made for a lovable, blue-collar television couple for years. But Roseanne ended in 1997, and the show’s spinoff, The Conners, killed off Roseanne’s character. Now, in the show’s fourth season, fans are going to have to get used to seeing Dan with another wife. He’ll wed Louise, played by Katey Sagal, sometime early this season. New episodes of The Conners air Wednesdays on ABC and come to Hulu every Thursday.

Look back with ‘Wonder’

Did you love The Wonder Years? The iconic show is getting a reboot, this time telling the stories of an African-American family living in Alabama in the late 1960s. Don Cheadle takes over the narrator role that was famously performed by Daniel Stern on the original 1980s show. 

Young actor Elisha “EJ” Williams plays the main character, 12-year-old Dean, who must cope with a popular older sister, parents who don’t quite get him, and the added pressure of being Black in a racially turbulent time.

Reality check

In addition to Alter Ego, Hulu is offering up plenty of new seasons of reality shows.

Dancing With the Stars is back for the dance competition show’s 30th season. Tyra Banks is now the host, and competitors this season include YouTuber JoJo Siwa; Olympic gold-medal gymnast Suni Lee; wrestler (and former Real Worlder) Mike “The Miz” Mizanin; and Melanie C from The Spice Girls. But perhaps the most controversial dancer is Olivia Jade, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, who famously had her acceptance to USC bought and paid for by her parents.

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New episodes air on ABC on Mondays and episodes come to Hulu on Tuesdays.

Is singing more your thing than dancing? The Voice is back for season 21, with singer Ariana Grande joining coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. New episodes air Mondays on NBC and episodes stream Tuesdays on Hulu. 

The Masked Singer, the competition where celebrities wear goofy costumes and panelists try to identify them by their singing voices, has returned to Hulu. New episodes air on Fox on Wednesday nights and move to Hulu on Thursdays.

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Best Hulu Original TV series

Comedy

Reservation Dogs (2021—)

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Reservation Dogs comes from the mind of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), so you know it’s good. The comedy follows Elora, Bear, Cheese and Willie, a small gang of teenagers living in rural Oklahoma. With a strong focus on character development, the comedy might surprise you with touching moments, amid the constant stream of dry wit. Slamming down some mostly accurate Indigenous representation, especially when it comes to dialogue filled with local slang, Reservation Dogs is essential viewing. Don’t miss it.

Staged (2020-2021)

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Not only is Staged one of the best shows to be set during lockdown, it incredibly manages to make Zoom calls entertaining. David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as fictionalized versions of themselves, attempting to virtually rehearse a play without letting their own petulant childish egos get in the way. The supporting cast, featuring real-life partners and family members, provide the required sarcasm and maturity. Plus the cameos, from Judi Dench to Cate Blanchett, are Ricky Gervais Extras-type fun.

Brassic (2019—)

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If Ocean’s Eleven-type schemes but in a northern English town sound like an inspired combination to you, then try Brassic. Vinnie and his five mates commit various imaginative crimes in lieu of real jobs, but as time inevitably wears a few of them down, they start to turn their heads to life away from the town. It can be zany and crude, but also delicately sweet in an authentic way.

Letterkenny (2016—)

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This comedy set in a small Ontario community is mad in the best way possible. Ice hockey players, “hicks,” out-of-towners, drug addicts and the “natives” all form the cast of delightfully strange and refreshing characters. They often speak in a thick Ontario dialect as they come up with a surprising stream of wordplay, puns and discussion of big issues.

Sci-fi

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Horror

Into the Dark (2018—)

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A Blumhouse horror anthology with each episode starring different actors, including Jimmi Simpson, Dermot Mulroney and Felicia Day. The movie-length episodes are inspired by a holiday theme connected to the month of their release. What better way to kick things off than on Halloween, when a professional hitman thinks he can get away with transporting his victim in plain sight, but the costume-wearers around him don’t guarantee things will go to plan. A sense of wit runs through the spooky tales, some of which hit better than others. Episodes 4 and 10 from season 1 are particular standouts.

Crime

Mr Inbetween (2018—)

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This black comedy crime drama out of Australia follows a hitman for hire, who has it all, finding a balance with work, friends and family. Never mind the violent kills on the side. Starring a mesmerizing Scott Ryan, Mr Inbetween manages its own balancing act, blending darkness, deadpan humor and tightly strung tension. Fans of Fargo or Barry should be on board.

Superhero

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. (2021—)

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This stop-motion series is a refreshing side-step for Marvel. Bloody, sweary and dropping jokes-a-second, the show centers on supervillain M.O.D.O.K. — Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing — and his crumbling life after failing to conquer the world. With a reliably excellent voice performance from Patton Oswalt, M.O.D.O.K. is a satirical, zany, easily digestible binge.

Drama

A Teacher (2020)

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This miniseries starring Kate Mara and Love, Simon’s Nick Robinson traverses the tricky territory of a forbidden affair between a Texas high school teacher and her 18-year-old student. Treated realistically, the romance brings consequences for the lovers, with sharp moments holding on its psychological impact. A quiet yet captivating cautionary tale.

Unreal (2015-2018)

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Unreal’s four seasons are all up on Hulu for you to devour. The satirical series centers on the behind-the-scenes of a Bachelor-type dating show and the questionable integrity of its producers. Clinging to her moral compass is Rachel Goldberg, whose particular talent lies in manipulating addictive reality TV drama. But things get complicated when she develops feelings for the show’s playboy suitor. Smart, biting and occasionally grim, Unreal is a sharp assessment of people and popular TV.

Dystopia

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Based on a Margaret Atwood novel, Hulu’s dystopian tragedy series depicts a totalitarian US where women are trapped in child-bearing slavery. While that might sound like tough viewing, especially when the “Handmaids” are raped by their Commanders, you still have hope a resistance will see them find safety in Canada. The production values are immense, making the tension and suspense all that more palpable. A mesmerizing and subtly fierce lead performance from Elisabeth Moss adds another vivid layer. See how it all ends in the currently streaming season 4.

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