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Barbie-branded reality web series coming to Hulu

Even dolls are getting into the reality game. The Barbie brand, in partnership with Hudsun Media, is bringing Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend, to Hulu, premiering January 18, 2011. The digital competition reality series, hosted by Whitney Port will run for eight, 22-minute episodes. In the series, eight men, aged 21-30, will compete for the title of 'The Great American Boyfriend,' with the contestants undergoing a series of elimination challenges ranging from surfing competitions to talent and fashion challenges. Shot in New York and Los Angeles, the series will make use of several, as-yet-unnamed, celebrity judges.
October 28, 2010

Even dolls are getting into the reality game. The Barbie brand, in partnership with Hudsun Media, is bringing Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend, to Hulu, premiering January 18, 2011. The digital competition reality series, hosted by Whitney Port will run for eight, 22-minute episodes. In the series, eight men, aged 21-30, will compete for the title of ‘The Great American Boyfriend,’ with the contestants undergoing a series of elimination challenges ranging from surfing competitions to talent and fashion challenges. Shot in New York and Los Angeles, the series will make use of several, as-yet-unnamed, celebrity judges.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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