It took them long enough, but Hulu now has a new subscription plan with zero commercials. It costs $12 a month; $14 if you pay for the subscription on your iOS device using your iTunes account. The $8 plan is still available.
Hulu Plus might be the dagger of death to US cable TV, streaming shows on the iPad, iPhone, PS3 and other connected devices over Wi-Fi and 3G for just $10/month. Still not ad free, though. Boo.