Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall TV 2013 ~ Where to Watch TV Shows Online in Canada

I'm super excited for the Fall 2013 TV Season!  There are so many exciting new shows starting, as well as long-time favorites and even a few surprizing sophomores in the mix that have my eye.  We've already had the first set of shows crop up, and there will be more and more as the leaves turn and we get into sweater weather.  Over the past year, I've switched to watching a lot of TV online as as such I've decided to create a reference lists for where to find the shows.  This list will be updated throughout the fall as new shows become available at their legitimate Canadian Broadcasters websites including CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV, Space, Showcase, Slice and Food Network.

My TV tastes skew to shows that are science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and the occasional straight-up drama. I strongly prefer long-arc centric series that feature good-spirited characters. I also love a lot of non-fiction/reality shows from competition series to treasure hunting to the paranormal investigations. When new shows like these are available to watch online, I will update the list.  New series I am looking forward to checking out include Sleepy Hollow, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Originals (sadly not available online), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Dracula and Almost Human; returning series I love include The Neighbors, Chicago Fire, Cracked, Grimm, Survivor, Lost Girl and Haven so when those go live (and hopefully they all will) I will definitely update the list.

To know when shows expect new shows on the airwaves and online, check out these links to Fall 2013 Premiere Dates on Canadian Channels: Global, CTV and CTV Two, CBC, Showcase and CityTV (c/o

  • Atlantis (Series {Premiere) - Space *
Can't find what you are looking for? For shows that are wrapping up in September, check the Summer TV 2013 post. You can also check individual Canadian TV broadcasters websites video pages:
If there is a Canadian channel that streams TV shows you'd like added, just leave a comment below and I'll update the list.  There are a few shows that aren't available online in Canada like Supernatural and The Walking Dead (although the premiere episode is online). In general, episodes can be seen online the day after their premiere and usually 2-3 are available at a time.  There are some exceptions where I've noticed only 1 episode available at a time (like The Almighty Johnsons), however that looks like it might be the new normal for Global due to Global Go. On the other side of things Canadian shows and Canadian co-pro's can have their entire series available (Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, Beauty & The Beast, Copper, Haven, etc.) .  It's best to find and follow the the pattern that your show has, so you can enjoy it at it's own rhythm.
* A few online viewing options do not have a specific page for watching a singular show, but rather a video player for watching any of their offerings (like Space and Discovery). In those cases I've put the link to the broadcasters website, as opposed to the show. Then either select the show if it's displayed prominently, or click their video library, select your show, the season and then the episode.

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