Fox, Warner Bros. TV to offer episodes online
Fox will give Internet users a sneak peak at this season’s first two episodes of “The OC,” while Warner Bros. TV is hoping to drum up support for “The Nine” by offering its pilot episode online for free.
The fourth season premiere of “The OC” is set to air Thursday, Nov. 2, on Fox, but MySpace.com and Fox TV Station Group’s 24 locally owned Fox station Web sites will offer the seg online starting Oct. 26.
The show’s second episode will also debut on MySpace and the Fox station sites a week before air. The Fox sites already stream shows such as “Prison Break,” “Vanished” and “Happy Hour.”
Warner Bros. TV produces “The OC” and is also behind ABC’s critically acclaimed “The Nine,” which has so far struggled in its post-“Lost” Wednesday night slot.
Looking to jumpstart interest in the show, Warner Bros. TV has made the pilot episode of “The Nine” available on Amazon (which actually must charge a penny), iTunes and AOL. Show will be up for two to three weeks.