iTunesStore: Free TV

by Erica Sadun

TV freebies have been few and far between the last two weeks. Finally they've started coming back--and we can only guess with the new upcoming season that this trend will only accelerate.

US: The Replacements Episode 101
Disney's The Replacements is an animated comedy about tween siblings Riley and Todd who can replace any adult in their life by making a simple call to the Fleemco company. With the help of their good friends at Fleemco, they sent away for two parents and got Dick Daring, famous American stuntman, and Agent K, British super spy, and a talking car nicknamed C.A.R. The four of them live in a typical two-story house in a typical town called Pleasant Hills...but this family is far from typical! Cinder Riley: Riley is looking forward to her first school dance Skate Gate: everyone starts taking over the skating spots that Todd and his friends once called their own.

US: Million Hit Lowdown Summary Playlist
Fans or first-timers, now is the time to catch up on television's biggest hits! ABC is offering one million free downloads of last season's finales of Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Lost.

US: Desperate Housewives "Remember"
A series of flashbacks take us back to moving-in day on Wisteria lane for Bree, Susan, Gaby and Lynette, and to how Mary Alice Young brought them all together. Meanwhile Bree gets some frightening news, Susan moves into a trailer, Lynette faces a crisis in her marriage and Gaby and Carlos learn more about Xiao-Mei.

US: Desperate Housewives "Time to Come Clean"
Desperate Housewives: Time to Come Clean is a half-hour special that takes a revealing look back, and an exclusive look forward at the lives of the world's most famous housewives. "Housewives" Creator Marc Cherry, his staff, and the experts at "People Magazine" give us the inside scoop on where the show's been and where its going plus special access to sneak previews from the upcoming season including a behind-the-scenes look at Wisteria Lane's upcoming Wedding of the Year. It's everything you need to know about the show that's back with more compelling surprises than ever. Desperate Housewives returns for season three on Sunday, September 24th at 9/8c on ABC.

US: Grey's Anatomy "Deterioration of the Flight or Flight Response"
Izzie and George attend to Denny as the pressure increases to find him a new heart, Cristina suddenly finds herself in charge of an ER, and Derek grapples with the realization that the life of a friend is in his hands. In the second hour, Richard goes into interrogation mode about a patient's condition, Callie confronts George about his feelings for her, and Meredith and Derek meet about Doc.

US: Grey's Anatomy "Getting into Grey's Anatomy
Getting Into Grey's Anatomy is your guide to everything you need to know about the enormously popular ABC medical drama that's on the move to Thursday nights. The experts at Entertainment Weekly join in with insight and predictions on the characters and relationships at Seattle Grace Hospital, all in anticipation of the exciting season premiere on Thursday, September 21, 9/8c on ABC. It also includes a "spotlight" on Dr. Miranda Bailey, the Entertainment Weekly "Must List" - five things you must know about Grey's Anatomy, these sexy surgeons' favorite hangouts, and memorable medical cases - including Jimmy Kimmel's first-hand experience with Seattle Grace.

US: Lost "Live Together, Die Alone"
After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch, on the season finale.

US: Lost "The Lost Survival Guide"
The LOST Survival Guide is an absolute must-see if you're feeling a little...well, lost...when it comes to one of the hottest shows on television. The LOST authorities at Entertainment Weekly, along with LOST creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, get audiences up to speed on this extraordinary show just in time for the season three premiere Wednesday, October 4th at 9/8c on ABC. Our Survival Guide begins by introducing our experts and underscoring the phenomenon that has fans around the world in a tailspin over LOST. We look at the basic premise behind LOST and then delve deeper into the backstories of our key survivors. And LOST superfan Jimmy Kimmel stops by with his helpful LOST Glossary. Are Damon & Carlton giving up the goods on what's in store for season three? Watch and see on The LOST Survival Guide!


2006-09-17 06:00:15
As much as I enjoy these 'free music' and 'free TV' posting here, they are slowly but surely turning into the most annoying RSS feed items ever. Every day, sometimes even more than once a day, they get marked as unread again, just some simple text changes were made. As I understand it you take the link straight from the iTS and that's why this happens, but isn't there any other way of doing this, like taking a snapshot of the texts when you grab them or something like this? In general it's great that changed feed items do get marked as unread again, and good newsreaders even show you the changes which have been made. But those changes have been completely uninformative in these cases, like some words changed to italics or bold.

Last weeks french free music was the nightmare of it all, because of it the RSS item must have been reset something like 20 times :(

I really hope this can be sorted out in one way or another as it is turning a very useful news feed (macdevcenter) into an obnoxious, attention grabbing nightmare.

2006-09-17 16:25:20
Had to say it. How boring is reiterating the free iTunes content when comes out?

I could understand mentioning freebies that you had an opinion on, and supplying that opinion, but really what is the point of reiterating what's free on iTunes?

Please others who really love this regular posting feel free to shoot me down...

So keep up the posting but please add some opinion Erica!

Erica Sadun
2006-09-18 08:28:31
Hey Reginald, thanks for the feedback. I'd originally added opinion, but the majority feedback was that people preferred the unadulturated iTunes listings.

Was this wrong, readers? Drop me an e-mail or add a note to the comments if you agree-or even if you don't. As always, I can be found at

2006-09-19 05:47:25
...and it's popped up again today with no apparent changes :(
Erica Sadun
2006-09-19 06:45:48
Please direct complaints about technical issues like RSS feeds to
yo momma
2006-12-25 21:52:01
freakin losser