NEWS: iPad, Hulu, Plana, Jackson, GLEE, 3D

GLEE wins Peabody Award
GLEE was one of the comedy winners in the 69th Peabody Awards announced Wednesday.

Jonathan Jackson is going to be a dad again
Soaps In Depth has learned that Jackson and his wife, Lisa Vultaggio (ex-Hannah), are expecting their third child! The new baby will join big brother Caleb, 5, and big sister Adora, 4, in October. "We're both very excited," says Jackson. "I'm elated."

Tony Plana on the end of UGLY BETTY and smashing stereotypes
"It made a massive impact with Latino culture, for the amount of people it was able to reach, but at the same time brought a high level of entertainment. It made cultural observations about relationships, and especially made some very important [comments] about the value of tolerance. Ignacio cooks from other countries, and was always reaching to find something about different cultures."

Is Hulu headed to a subscription model?
People briefed on Hulu’s plan believe it may test the subscription approach with its iPad app. They could not say when such an application might be available.

DirecTV 3D coming in June with four channels
Panasonic may be selling 3D TV sets now, but very few shows, movies, or games are ready to accommodate the third dimension. Enter DirecTV 3D. This package of four channels hopes to appeal to those 3D TV buyers itching for more ways to enjoy their new several-thousand-dollar purchase.

ABC, NBC and CBS Shows Will Be Available on iPad
At least two of the major television networks will stream their programs onto the iPad, ensuring that buyers of the new Apple tablet will be able to watch plenty of free TV. Episodes of some ABC and CBS shows will be available on April 3, the day the iPad is introduced. Episodes of NBC shows will likely be available by the end of April.

iPad prominently featured on MODERN FAMILY
Last night's episode of MODERN FAMILY was essentially a half-hour-long plug for the iPad, days before it hits the stores. The episode revolved around Phil's desperate wish for an iPad for his birthday, and Claire's repeatedly failed attempts to get him one. The half-hour was one of those examples of commercialism seeping into scripted TV now that viewers are able to DVR-forward through ads.

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