MacMost Now 47: Finding Full Episode TV Shows for Free

Gary Rosenzweig looks at the Web sites where you can find full episodes of new television shows that you can watch for free on your Mac. Check the post at MacMost.com for a list of links.

To find the full episodes of TV shows, follow this links:
ABC
Go to http://abc.go.com and click on the Full Episodes button at the top left. Then select a show from the left.
Shows include: Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lost, Pushing Daisies and Ugly Betty.
NBC
Go to http://www.nbc.com/ and look for the list of shows titled “Watch Video Online Now” in the middle. Look for the shows with the “Full Episodes” icon in the list. Select a show and then you can view a list of episodes.
Shows include: 30 Rock, Chuck, Celebrity Apprentice, Heroes, Medium, My Name Is Earl and The Office.
CBS
Go to http://www.cbs.com/, scroll down and look for the Watch Full Episodes link in the midle of the page. That will open a new window.
Shows include: Big Band Theory, CSI, Rules of Engagement, Survivor amd How I Met Your Mother.
FOX
Go to http://fox.com/home.htm amd click on the Watch Full Episodes Online link at the top. THe next page will allow you to choose the show.
Shows include: House, Family Guy, Bones, The Simpsons, MadTV and King of the Hill.
CW
Go to http://cwtv.com/ and click on the Full Episodes link at the upper right. Then pick your show from the interface to thr right.
Shows include: Bad News Blair, Let’s Get Girlicious, America’s Next Top Model and Mystery Spot.
Discovery Channel
Go to http://video.discovery.com/ and click the bug Launch the Player button. This will bring up a full-screen window that lets you select a show.
Shows include: Flip That House, Smash Lab, and Dirty Jobs.
Disney Channel
Go to http://disney.go.com and click on the TV tab. Then click on the Watch Full Length Episodes button which will launch the player. You can then select a show.
Shows Include: Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Kim Possible.
SciFi Network
Go to http://www.scifi.com/ and click on the Video tab. Scroll down and look for the Full Episodes column.
Shows include: Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Hunters International, and Eureka.
PBS, Nova
Go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/
If you know of another network that also has full episodes online, be sure to mention it as a comment!

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 47: Finding Full Episode TV Shows for Free”

    Ian
    11 years ago

    Hello! I thought this is fantastic so I’ve just spent ten minutes trying to find a show to watch, unfortunately none of them can be watched by people outside of the U.S.

    In the UK, Channel 4 has 4OD (www.channel4.com/4od) and programmes can be downloaded… if you’re on a PC. There is also the highly controversial BBC iPlayer, which despite Mac users also paying the licence fee and it having an “i” in front, it has only just recently become Mac compatible, and Mac users still can’t download programmes like Windows XP users can (but not Vista).

    Oh to be an American!

    Nevermind, I can stream Doctor Who and Two Pints while Americans have to wait months!

    Piotr
    11 years ago

    Does these “full episodes” play on the iPhone?
    Thanks

    11 years ago

    No, these are all Flash Web-based players. They don’t play on the iPhone because the iPhone doesn’t support Flash.

    11 years ago

    however, NBC has full episodes of the office and 30 rock on their mobile site (a.k.a, for iphone)

      Kieth Kleeb
      9 years ago

      anyhow have more details on this ?

    11 years ago

    Sure everybody knows by now but just for the sake of due diligence,
    http://www.hulu.com

    All kinds of episodes and a good way to discover newer website channels.

    STEVE
    11 years ago

    In response to Ian above, I live in Poland and watch US shows by using a VPN account, which masks your IP into a US one. It works for all of them except the SciFi Network, but as joshr rightly says you can watch all the shows on HULU.
    This VPN also has the option of switching to a UK IP so I get all the UK TV as well with Zattoo, along with all the catchup services.

    MD
    11 years ago

    hey steve, can you tell me which VPN you are using? I live outside the US and have tried a couple of different VPN’s but the speed is too slow for smooth streaming. thx

    Jeffrey Ostermiller
    8 years ago

    Great article. Saved each link to my TV folder. Looking forward to exploring all that online TV content has to offer. Thanks!

    Leslie
    8 years ago

    I am unable to view full episodes from CBS site. I have a black screen with red writing “The video you requested is either unavailable or is being blocked by an ad blocker installed in your browser.” I turned off the ad blocker and get the same message. Any ideas? Thanks!

      8 years ago

      Maybe try uninstalling the adblocker completely and restarting your browser or Mac. Maybe there is a content blocker on your router or ISP? Maybe you need to reinstall the latest version of Flash. Try that first.

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