Good news for those who like to watch free online shows as ABC’s announcement of its free download service after NBC Universal made the similar announcement almost the same day. The service launched is available at

ABC will offer the shows on AOL Video one day after they premiere on TV through an “ on AOL” player. According to the press release, four episodes of each series will generally be available at one time.

Shows that are currently slated for download are:
“The Bachelor”
“Big Shots”
“Brothers & Sisters”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Desperate Housewives”
“Dirty Sexy Money”
“Eli Stone”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“October Road”
“Private Practice”
“Pushing Daisies”
“Samantha Who?”
“Ugly Betty”