June 25, 2012 10:33am PT by Lesley Goldberg
HBO Offers 'Newsroom' Pilot Online
HBO is offering nonsubscribers a chance to preview Aaron Sorkin's new drama The Newsroom.
The premium cable network on Monday announced that the first episode of theJeff Daniels starrer is now available on HBO.com, YouTube and other free on-demand platforms. The episode will run through July 23 and also be available as a free podcast on iTunes. Newsroom premiered Sunday.
In addition, Showtime is streaming the Season 2 premiere of its Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes a week before its July 1 premiere. Viewers who stream the half-hour on Facebook or across participating distributors' brand pages will also unlock the first episode of Weeds' eighth and final season, revealing just who shot Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker).
Episodes, like Newsroom, is available on YouTube, iTunes, free on-demand services as well as on Showtime smart phone and tablet applications. The second installment of Episodes will also be available via Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime on Sunday following its sophomore season premiere.