In response to NBC’s action of making classic shows available online, CBS has also done the same. But rather than dividing up series onto numerous sites, you can find vintage Paramount and CBS shows in their new “TV Classics” section.
Some of these haven’t aired for decades, but CBS trusts that fans of the originals are more online-savvy than the public speculates.
No, the episodes aren’t in High Definition (that wouldn’t be possible) and they do, of course, have ads (3 every episode). But considering the options, CBS really is giving viewers a good deal compared to those “watchable” VHS tapes that are floating around on eBay.
This is a list of series available for free viewing on CBS’s website. Only the first season of most shows are available, but more are promised in the future.
- Hawaii Five-0 (Season 1)
- The Twilight Zone (Seasons 1 & 2)
- Star Trek: The Original Series (Seasons 1-3)
- Macgyver (Season 1)
- Melrose Place (Season 1)
The Original Star Trek Intro
This is the original 1960’s Star Trek intro (in color of course). I find it funny how you can blatantly tell that the spaceship is a plastic model. Then again, it fooled my dad and his friends when he was a kid.