Friday, December 26, 2008

Watch talk shows online, Part 2

If you're bored after the holidays, what better way to spend a few hours than by watching TV online? Here is Part 2 (Part 1 is here) of my guide to talk shows on the Internet:

"The View": Video page offers segments, not full episodes. There's also lots to "View" on YouTube.

"Live with Regis and Kelly": Video page has highlights of recent episodes, sorted into categories so you can find the most popular clips, like the Halloween episode or the Relly Awards.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show": Video Gallery with excerpts, as well as behind the scenes clips and web exclusives.

"Chelsea Lately": Where's the love for Chelsea? E!'s video page currently has clips from "The Soup" and "The Girls Next Door," but none from Ms. Handler. There are a few clips available on the "Chelsea Lately" page, but the player is buggy (at least in Firefox, my browser of choice) and the link to "More Video" was a dead end: "Sorry, the page you requested is not available." Head over to instead for your Chelsea fix; there are clips aplenty, but unfortunately, no full episodes.

"The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos": The hard part is spelling it, so luckily, the Canadian chat show's YouTube channel is just called "The Hour." There are hundreds of segments available -- some of the most popular feature the band Rush, Will Ferrell, Alice Cooper, Lewis Black and Tom Cruise. CBC publicist Julie Booth says that "The Hour"'s YouTube channel ranks as one of the Top 100 YouTube channels in the world, and recently surpassed 12.5 million views.

"The Bonnie Hunt Show": No full episodes, but there are lots of clips on the show's video page (along with a search engine to help you find them), and some very brief bits on

"The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet": Video page offers segments divided into categories like "Celebs," "Love" and "Life & Style."