Starting today, American network ABC is broadcasting up-to-date, free episodes of its hit shows Desparate Housewives, Lost, Alias, and Commander in Chief, on its website. The usual USA only restrictions apply, but I successfully connected from the UK without any difficulty using a proxy service.
This is a bold move for ABC, and they are supporting the service through sponsorship and advertising.
For more on using proxies to access sites that have geographic restrictions, see Step One of my post ‘Accessing Movielink and Cinemanow from Outside the USA‘. The same principles apply.
The service uses Flash 8 (like Google Video), and can be found here.