NBC joining free online episode parade

NBC joining free online episode parade 1NBC is about to join CBS, ABC and Fox in offering free, advertising-supported shows online. The network, starting Oct. 1, will begin streaming on the Internet episodes of all six of its new prime-time series one day after their network airing.

The episodes will run on the network’s video player, called NBC 24/7, the network said Wednesday. The episodes will be accompanied by blogs from the shows producers, writers or stars.

The network said it would air the first four episodes of its new comedies, 30 Rock, and Twenty Good Years, and the first eight episodes of its new dramas, Kidnapped,Friday Night Lights,Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Heroes.

NBC will also allows fans to interact with the creators of all its shows on the night of their premiers, the company said.