Free Access to TV Shows and Movies Online

Hulu: Hulu.com is a relatively new site just out of beta where you can watch a vast selection of premium video content. Hulu offers on demand, free: full episodes of TV shows, both current and classic, full-length movies, thousands of clips, and much more. All videos on Hulu are supported with limited commercial interruption, many lasting only 10 to 15 seconds. There are some ads that can last up to 30 seconds; however, they never run back to back which means you can get back to watching your favorite episode of Family Guy or The Office in no time at all. With Hulu there is nothing to download so you can watch your favorites, anytime. For free. Full episodes of Arrested Development, Doogie Howser, M.D., Battlestar Galactica, etc. along with full length movies such as Me, Myself & Irene, The Big Lebowski, and Ice Age, etc. can all be found on Hulu.com

Joost: Joost.com is a free service that allows you to watch TV shows online in a similar fashion that you would on the TV in your living room. Unlike Hulu, with Joost, you must download a program that acts as a channel guide allowing you choose from thousands of TV shows available on demand so you can watch what you want, when you want.. Full episodes of Star Trek, The Colbert Report, and MacGyver, etc. along with channels such as Adult Swim, MTV, and CBS Sports, etc. can all be found on Joost.com

Note: At the time of this post Joost.com is still in beta. However, you can still join in if you are comfortable with beta software.

Network TV: Some of your favorite network TV stations are also getting into the free TV on demand bandwagon allowing you to watch full episodes of your favorite TV show online the day after it airs on broadcast. Limited commercial interruptions may also be seen on these sites.

ABC Full Episode Player – Shows available include Lost, Men In Trees, Ugly Betty, and much more.
CBS InnerTube – Shows available include How I Met Your Mother, Big Brother, Jericho, and much more. Place your mouse over ‘Video’ at the top of the page for a list of shows available online.
NBC Direct – Shows available include Heroes, Chuck, Medium, and much more.
Fox On Demand – Shows available include The Simpsons, Prison Break, House, and much more.