Quick guide to being able to watch your favorite TV shows for FREE! With the ever increasing amount of TV shows available to watch on TV, it has become even tougher to try to view them all. With a ridiculous 500+ number of cable channels available to us it’s surprising that some shows are even watched at all. The rise in popularity of foreign UK-based shows such as “Dr. Who,” “Torchwood,” “The Office,” and others, has only hastened the need for time-shifting capabilities. Unfortunately not everyone has a DVR or TIVO available to them, so arises the need for alternative time-shifting capabilities.