It’s almost hard to understand why anyone pays for cable anymore. There are so many websites that provide tv shows regularly shown on cable for free. There are some really great sites, and some sites that are difficult to navigate. This is a guide to the best sites to use when trying to catch up on your favorite shows.
Hulu.com has the most choices for full episodes of your favorite shows with limited commercial interruption. They also provide a selection of feature-length movies as well as video clips.
Next to Hulu, Fancast.com has the most variety of any of the sites for American tv. They provide extensive catalogs for many classic shows, including MacGyver, Dragnet, and Welcome Back Kotter. They have limited offerings of premium movie channel shows like Weeds.
Pbs.com offers nearly everything they show on air on their website, from the documentaries to weekly programming. You can watch your local programming by entering in your zip code as well.
Tvland.com is a great site for catching up o all of the nostalgic shows you loved when you were younger and documentaries about the shows that you love to watch.
5. Food Network
Foodnetwork.com not only provides full episodes of shows, they offer clips of your favorite recipes and text of these recipes to try at home. This site is not necessarily best for sitting back and watching a program, but it is a great tool for anyone trying to learn to cook.
Obviously, youtube.com is the most popular site to watch video on, or at least the most recognizable name. It is great for catching that great clip that everyone at the office is talking about. They focus more on clips than full episodes.
Adultswim.com shows popular clips of their late-night programming and full episodes of several shows like Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Frisky Dingo.
Fox.com lists all of their popular shows from the current week. For several shows, they list the most popular episodes of that show as well. Fans of House and 24 will love this site.
Much like fox, abc.com contains the current week’s programming and popular episodes. Programming is shown in HD for programs including Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.
10. Comedy Central
Comedycentral.com offers much more than just clips of their funniest moments, their site is interactive, allowing viewers to play games, submit jokes, and yes, watch full episodes.
These are just a few sites that provide quality programming on your computer. None of these sites require you to download anything to your system, all programs are viewable through the site itself. Find your favorite shows and happy viewing!