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June 12th, 2008 admin

I was out sick last week, which meant a whole day on the couch resting & drinking OJ. Since we don’t have cable, I tried to get creative with keeping myself entertained and ended up finding a bunch of places to watch good TV online, for free:

Network Sites

The first place I always look is the network websites of shows I like to watch. The following all have full episodes, but if I’ve missed a channel you watch a lot, make sure you check their site!

  • ABC ( Features episodes of shows like Dancing With the Stars, Pushing Daisies, Grey’s Anatomy, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Lost. Some are in HD!
  • NBC ( Shows like The Biggest Loser, Law & Order, Heroes, and The Office.
  • Fox ( Episodes of Bones, Cops, House, The Simpsons, and many more.
  • ABC Family ( Lots of free episodes here, including shows like Kyle XY, Grounded for Life, and one of my dad’s favorites, Eek the Cat.
  • Discover ( Features shows from three different channels (Discovery, Animal Planet, & TLC). Currently they have shows like What Not to Wear and The Alaska Experiment. They usually offer episodes of only 4 shows at a time, and rotate which shows are offered every couple of months.
  • Bravo ( ) Bravo only occasionally offers a free full episode of shows like Top Chef or Project Runway, but if you’re a true fan its worth a look.

Other Sites

For a more eclectic mix of shows-especially older ones-check out other video sites like these:

  • AOL’s In2TV ( AOL’s free full episode player has a plethora of shows: from classic cartoons like The Jetsons, The Flintstones, and Bugs Bunny to old-school faves like Gilligan’s Island and Growing Pains. No new shows here, but lots of fun nostalgia to catch up on.
  • Hulu ( Hulu offers a long list of free TV shows AND movies with minimal commercial breaks (seriously, only about 30 seconds!). Shows range from old-school favorites like The Addams Family, Mary Tyler Moore, and Doogie Howser, M.D. to more current shows like Scrubs, Hell’s Kitchen, and Prison Break. They also have lots of movies like Dude, Where’s My Car, Sideways, Weekend at Bernie’s, and Meet Joe Black.
  • ( Here you can find bunches of full episodes of shows like Bionic Woman and 30 Rock, plus other TV show clips.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. InterWeb TV  |  June 13th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Oh, there is so many more these days. Too many to list. I am currently compiling a long list myself that involves most cable and satelite network providers. That is how I found your blog 🙂

    Good day,

  • 2. Jamie  |  June 18th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Fantastic! I look forward to more freebies from you then. 🙂 I’m pretty excited about the free Disney movies you found on!

  • 3. Jake  |  July 2nd, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I’m looking forward to that list as well. I could use something to watch everyday during my brief lunch break. I’m looking for “That 70’s Show” and also “How I met your mother”. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the future link. Thanks!

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  • 4. Gustavo  |  August 15th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Great article and perfect for procrastination!

    JAKE: You can find “How I Met Your Mother” episodes at – blinkx Remote

    I think blinkx Remote (just launched) should be added to this list because it’s a single site that links to full TV episodes for all of the other networks listed in the article! A one-stop shop 😛

    It looks like an enormous list of show titles and they’re all free & legal

    Definitely one to bookmark!

  • 5. Anna  |  September 28th, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Great site. A little late that I found it while searching for “how long to keep old bills, tax statements, etc.” and I finally graduated last year with a BS in Legal Studies so understand the need to be frugal (have always been so)…wonder if previous episodes of Oprah are anywhere to view as I don’t want to buy TiVo for that and dont’ want to spend extra to cable for “recordable” box.

  • 6. Saket Jain  |  March 17th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Here’s a list… (you can watch 72 minutes of video for free before waiting for 54 minutes to watch more)
    These sites loaded up the videos fast..
    here are ones which load a bit slowly…
    netflix(just google it, i don’t remember the extension)
    {Hope that’s enough….you can always google the show you wanna watch}

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