Sometimes a TV show will have bonus "webisodes" you can watch online, which are generally not more than a few minutes in length (so they're also sometimes called "minisodes"). They may be one-shots, or part of a miniseries. Some are canonical to the series, and some aren't. I've seen several such things, over the years, and on this page, I'll be listing any of them that I can recall. I'm sure some shows I watch may have done webisodes without my being aware of it, some I may have been aware of but chose not to bother watching, and some I may have watched and later totally forgotten about. So if you can think of anything I may have neglected to include here, please let me know on my message board.

30 Rock

I'm sure 30 Rock had numerous webisodes on NBC.com at some point (Kenneth the Web Page, Ask Tina, Dear Tracy Jordan, Frank vs. Lutz, Livin' XL with Grizz & Dotcom, Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero, possibly other stuff, I dunno). I don't remember if I ever watched any of that stuff, but I certainly couldn't have watched much of it. Which is a shame. Someday I really should look on YouTube or something and see what I can find.

Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance
Battlestar Wiki; IMDb; Wikipedia; YouTube

Based on the series Battlestar Galactica. This was a series of ten webisodes that aired online in 2006, between the second and third seasons of the show. It's about the Cylon occupation of the human colony on New Caprica.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks
Battlestar Wiki; IMDb; Wikipedia

A series of seven webisodes that aired online in 2007, leading up to the TV movie "Razor" (which aired on Sci-Fi Channel between seasons 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica). I probably watched them, but now I don't really remember anything specific about them, nor have I much interest in them.

Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy
Battlestar Wiki; IMDb; Wikipedia; YouTube

A series of ten webisodes that aired online in 2008-09 (when Syfy was still Sci-Fi). They aired during the hiatus between the first and second halves of the fourth (and final) season of the show. I must have watched them, but now I don't remember anything specific about the story. I probably liked them, though.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

This is technically a separate prequel webseries, which later aired as a TV movie. I haven't seen it, but if I ever get around to watching it, I'll write a review on its own page, since it's not a direct part of the Battlestar Galactica TV series. (I should include a link here, though.)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Detective Skills
FOX; Wikia

A series of webisodes (so far there have been three, and I don't know if there will ever be any more) that were released prior to the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Each one is just a couple minutes long, and they feature Hitchcock and Scully apparently doing training videos to teach detective skills (as the title suggests). Of course, since they're pretty terrible detectives, the tips they provide are amusingly bad.

Community: Abed's Master Key
IMDb; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

Based on the series Community. There have been a number of webisodes (whether one-shots or miniseries) that aired before and since this one, but this is the only one I recall watching. It's a series of 3 animated webisodes, which aired online in 2012, shortly before the show returned from hiatus in the middle of its third season. Abed gets a master key to Greendale, so his friends start taking advantage of him. It was reasonably amusing. The webisodes aren't on NBC.com, but you can watch it on YouTube or something. And I should really watch all the different webisodes at some point, but I'm lazy, so I don't know when I'll get around to it.

The Critic
Jet City Studios; MightyPants; TV.com; Wikipedia

Based on the series The Critic. This was a series of ten flash animated webisodes, that aired on Atomfilms.com in 2000-01, five years after the series ended. I don't think I was aware of the webisodes' existence until I got the series on DVD, which includes them in the bonus features. (Webisodes 1-4 were made by Jet City Studios. Webisodes 5, 9, and 10 were made by Unbound Studios. Webisodes 6-8 were made by Flinch Studio, which is now part of MightyPants, I guess.) According to the webseries, at some point Jay had lost his job, as well as getting a second divorce (presumably from Alice, though they were never married in the TV series). Now he's back doing "Coming Attractions" as a web show (which is kind of meta, but no moreso than his having done it as a TV show on a TV show, which is a common enough trope). Other than Jay, none of the characters from the Critic TV series appear in the web series (except Vlada, in one webisode). On the set of his internet version of "Coming Attractions," he has a make-up lady named Jennifer (who is pretty hot, and of course much younger and sweeter than Doris was). Aside from reviewing bad movies, the webseries mainly focuses on Jay developing a romantic relationship with Jennifer. Anyway, the webisodes are each only like 3-5 minutes long. They're reasonably amusing, though of course not as good as the TV series was. And while I liked Jennifer well enough, I didn't like her nearly as much as Alice, who I'd like to believe Jay ended up with and stayed with. So... I'd prefer to consider the webseries apocryphal (kind of like I do with Enterprise). Still, it was nice to get at least a bit more Critic, years after the series had ended on TV.

Defiance: The Lost Ones
Defiance Wiki; IMDb; official website; Wikipedia

Based on the series Defiance. This is a series of five webisodes that aired online in 2014, between the first and second seasons of the show. Following Irisa's disappearance at the end of season one, the webisodes find him looking for her in Denver, where he first rescued her from a cult 16 years ago. The story includes flashbacks to that time. By the end of the webisodes, in the present (i.e., 2047), Nolan uncovers a lead on the whereabouts of a former cult member he hopes could tell him where to find Irisa. I don't want to say anything about how he comes by this lead, but it's a decent little story.

Descendants: School of Secrets
IMDb; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

This is a series of 23 shorts, each under 2 minutes long, which aired on Disney Channel as well as digital platforms between July 2 and July 26, 2015, leading up to the July 31 premiere of the TV movie Descendants. It begins with an anonymous girl at Auradon Prep setting up a hidden camera to spy on the other students (all descendants of characters from various Disney fairy tales). We never clearly see anyone's faces, but we do see and hear a lot of things that go on, mostly typical high school stuff, but with a slight fairy tale twist. Early in the series, Prince Ben announces that several students from the Isle of the Lost (themselves descendants of fairly tale villains who had been imprisoned on the island) would soon be admitted to the school. A lot of what the students who are unwittingly being filmed talk about has to do with their negative attitudes about this declaration. Meanwhile, whoever set up the camera has been posting her videos online, and students at Auradon Prep are beginning to wonder just who's responsible for this.

Anyway, I watched all 23 eps on YouTube on September 3, 2017, prior to watching the movie on DVD. I found the series mildly interesting, I guess, but not really as informative as I might have wished, considering I don't yet know anything about any of the characters. And I'm not really sure if I should be putting this entry under "webisodes," considering the microseries did air on TV. But then again, it did also air online, so whatevs.

Doctor Who

The revived Doctor Who series has produced a number of mini supplemental episodes. Some of them aired as part of TV specials or other TV series, some as bonus DVD features, some for digital television in the U.K. While most of those are probably available online, I wouldn't consider them webisodes. (I'll mention some of them in my TV specials section.) In 2006 there were 13 Tardisodes which were supplements to the series 2 TV episodes, available on mobile phones and on the BBC's website. In 2011 there were online minisode prequels to five of the series 6 episodes, and there were more supplemental minisodes for series 7, but I haven't had a chance to see even the regular TV series since the middle of series 6. I don't think I've ever seen any of the webisodes from either series 2 or series 6 onward, but I might look for them someday.

Pond Life
Amazon; BBC; IMDb; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

This is a series of five webisodes, each a minute or so in length, which were released in August 2012, leading up to the premiere of series 7 of Doctor Who. However, I didn't see them until 2018, on Amazon... and I watched them near the end of the first part of series 7, instead of before the season, since that's the date Amazon listed for it. Pff. Amazon. Anyway... the Doctor makes a series of phone calls to Amy and Rory, and occasionally shows up at their house. Mostly it's all just sort of amusing, but the last webisode hints at a problem that would be seen in series 7. Rather dramatic, but... since I'd already seen the outcome, not as troubling to me as it could have been.

The Snowmen prequels
This is a series of three prequel minisodes to the Christmas special
The Snowmen (although the third one was released a few months after the special aired). The first prequel aired on TV in November 2012, as part of the annual Children in Need telethon. But I'm including it in the webisodes section because of its relationship to the other two prequels, which were released online. The first two prequels can be watched either on YouTube or as bonus features on Amazon's Doctor Who Christmas specials page (for the eleventh Doctor), or on iTunes. The third can be watched on Amazon's page for Doctor Who series 7, part 2. Anyway, they're all fairly amusing.

The Great Detective (BBC 1)
Amazon; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

A Silurian named Madame Vastra is a detective in Victorian London, assisted by her human wife Jenny Flint, and a Sontaran henchman named Strax (collectively known as "the Paternoster Gang"). They had previously been seen in the Doctor Who series six episode "A Good Man Goes to War." They currently want the Doctor's help in an investigation, but he tells them he's retired.

Vastra Investigates (web)
IMDb; Wikia; YouTube

The detectives have just wrapped up a case, helping Scotland Yard. Later, Vastra and Jenny notice that it's snowing despite there being no clouds in the sky.

The Battle of Demons Run: Two Days Later (web)
Amazon; IMDb; TV Tropes; Wikia

This is set two days after "A Good Man Goes to War," and sometime prior to the first two prequels. It explains how Strax came to be working with Vastra and Jenny.

The Night of the Doctor (6:49)
Amazon; BBC; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

This was released on November 14, 2013, but I didn't see it until July 2018. It's part of the lead-up to the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. It begins with a woman named Cass, on a spaceship that is about to crash, after the rest of the crew had transported off the ship. The eighth Doctor (Paul McGann, previously only see in a 1996 TV movie) shows up and tries to rescue her. But when she realizes he's a Time Lord, she decides to remain on her ship, as she would rather die than go with him, because the Time War between the Time Lords and Daleks has caused such unspeakable devastation throughout the universe. After the ship crashes on the planet Karn, the Doctor is brought temporarily back to life by the Sisterhood of Karn (previously seen in a episode of the original series). One of the sisters, Ohila, tries to convince the Doctor to drink an elixir that would trigger his regeneration, but allow him to choose the kind of person he would become. After having kept out of the Time War ever since it began, he finally decides that he has to become a warrior, to put a stop to the war. His new form is portrayed by John Hurt (previously seen briefly at the end of the series 7 finale). Well... it's definitely a very dramatic story, for its very short runtime. And it very much whets the appetite to learn more about the incarnation that will come to be known as the "War Doctor" (despite his not wanting to use the name "Doctor" in this incarnation). It's kind of strange for me seeing this five years after it was released, because before this, I had been vaguely aware of the War Doctor, but I kind of had the impression that he had originated in either novels or audio dramas, before appearing in any visual form (either on TV or the web). But in fact, his appearance in books and audio dramas came later. (I've never read or listened to any of them, and I don't know if I ever will.)

The Last Day (3:41)
Amazon; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

This was released on November 21, 2013, but I didn't see it until July 2018. It's another lead-up to "The Day of the Doctor." It's set on Gallifrey during the Time War, and we see through the eyes of a new recruit who has just been implanted with scanners or something. Another soldier is explaining things to him, but this is frequently interrupted by glitches that apparently some people believe are premonitions, but which the soldier tells the recruit are just hallucinations, a side effect of the process. The recruit is then taken to meet another soldier, who will explain his task of monitoring for any Daleks that might attack, which is supposed to be impossible. Anyway, we never really see the recruit himself, nor does he say anything. But... the whole thing is rather horrific.

Dracula Rising

An animated prequel to the live-action series Dracula. There were five webisodes, which aired online in 2013. The story begins in "the late 1400s," when Prince Vlad Dracula leads his people in Romania against an invasion by Ottoman Turks. But subsequently, a religious organization called the Order of the Dragon, of which Dracula was a member, gets upset that Dracula seems to disbelieve in God, and is more interested in the "heresies" of science. So they turn against him. In the last webisode, Dracula and his wife, Ilona, are arrested. (And maybe executed, that wasn't really clear to me.) But we learn more about what happened after the events of the webisodes, through flashbacks that occur in the course of the TV show.

Eureka: Hide and Seek
IMDb; Wikipedia; YouTube

Based on the series Eureka. This was a series of 8 episodes that aired online in July 2006, during the show's first season. I have no recollection of having watched it, but since I know it exists, I thought I'd mention it here. Maybe someday I will get around to watching it.


The folks behind Farscape have been promising us new webisodes since 2007, but so far I don't believe it's happened. You can find minisodes on YouTube, but those are just episodes of the TV series that have been recut into shortened forms about 6 to 9 minutes per minisode. So Scapers must continue to wait for something new....

Gone: A Wayward Pines Story
facebook; IMDb; Microsoft; Twitter; Wikia

This is a "digital companion series" to Wayward Pines, on FOX.com. (It's also available via a Microsoft app.) Both the TV series "Wayward Pines" and the webseries "Gone" have 10 episodes. I saw ads for "Gone" on TV whenever I watched Wayward Pines, but I think somehow I failed to grasp that it was a webseries, I just had no idea what the ads were about. Probably I wasn't really paying close attention. Anyway, I didn't start watching "Gone" until there were already five webisodes online. And then I discovered that in addition to those webisodes (which are about 2 and a half minutes each), Wayward Pines's facebook page also has some videos that are like 15 seconds each, which show some supplemental material, and there's probably some more stuff to watch on the Twitter page (but I don't really want to get into all that).

Anyway, there's this rocket scientist named Eric Barlow, whose wife, Sarah, goes missing. She leaves a video message for Eric on her Surface tablet saying that she's leaving him, even though she still loves him. And she doesn't want him to look for her. But of course he does. He goes to her office (she's an investigative journalist), and a coworker of hers named Elena helps him, though we soon learn that she's keeping secrets. And um, there's information on Sarah's tablet about a mysterious story she was working on, which is related to the central mystery of Wayward Pines. So, Eric keeps following the clues, trying to find Sarah. I don't want to reveal how the story ends, but I will say I don't think the webseries is of any great importance to the TV series. I think Eric made an appearance on the TV show, but I don't really remember. If he did, he certainly didn't affect the plot in any way. And as for Sarah, we maybe kind of see her in one episode of the show, but she's definitely of no importance to the story. (She was played on "Wayward Pines" by Tracy Froese, but in "Gone" she was played by Ellary Porterfield.) Anyway... all in all, "Gone" wasn't particularly interesting, but it's not bad, especially considering the whole series amounts to less than a half hour.

Grimm: Bad Hair Day
IMDb; Wikia; Wikipedia; YouTube

Based on the series Grimm. This is a series of four webisodes that aired online in 2013, during the hiatus between the two halves of the show's second season, though I didn't watch it until 2014, when I started this page. (I assume it was on NBC.com, but it doesn't seem to be there now, so I watched it on YouTube. The next two series of webisodes are still on NBC.com as of this writing, but I watched them on YouTube anyway, because the video player on NBC's site is bigger, which makes the picture blurrier.) Anyway, it's about Bud coming into Rosalee's Spice Shop, looking for a remedy for baldness ("for a friend"). And that's all I'll say about that, but it was amusing.

Grimm: Meltdown
IMDb; Wikia

A series of four webisodes that aired online in 2013, shortly before the premiere of the show's third season, though I didn't see it until 2014, when I started this page. It starts with Sgt. Wu and his partner canvasing the neighborhood, when they stop in at Bud's workplace and inform him that there've been "reports" in the area. They don't say what kind of reports, but it becomes clear a bit later, when a crazy guy shows up and attacks Bud, who locks himself in a walk-in freezer and calls 911. The story ties into what was going on at the end of season two. I guess it was reasonably amusing, but I liked it less than I did "Bad Hair Day."

Grimm: Love is in the Air
IMDb; Wikia

This aired online on Valentine's day, 2014, in the middle of the show's third season, but I didn't see it until two months later, when I started this page. Apparently it was sort of one webisode, but it's seven minutes long, which is about as long as four webisodes would be. I think it aired as a single video, though there are very brief fade-outs between scenes, so... you can think of it as one webisode or four, whichever you prefer, I guess. Anyway, it's set on Valentine's Day, and Juliette is hosting an "Elegant Endeavors" party (a fictional party plan type of company, I guess). Rosalee is helping, and a few of Juliette's other friends are attending (it's nice to know she actually has some other friends). When the company rep shows up, it turns out to be a man, which none of them were expecting. And a bit later, Rosalee figures out that the rep must be a Ziegevolk. I don't want to say any more about the plot, but for the most part it seemed pretty ludicrous to me. There's a twist ending that I liked, even though I saw it coming... I kind of thought it made the story worthwhile.

Heroes: Going Postal
Heroes Wiki; IMDb; Wikipedia

Based on the series Heroes. This was a series of 3 webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2008, between volumes 2 and 3 of the show. I'm gonna save a bit of time and say that there were several web miniseries for this show, and I probably watched most of them (possibly all of them), but I don't remember anything specific about any of them. Anyway, you can't find any of them on NBC.com anymore, but you should be able to find them on YouTube or something.

Heroes: Destiny
Heroes Wiki; IMDb

Four webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2008, during volume 3 of the show.

Heroes: The Recruit
Heroes Wiki; IMDb

Five webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2008-09, between volumes 3 and 4 of the show.

Heroes: Hard Knox
Heroes Wiki; IMDb

Four webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2008, between volumes 3 and 4 of the show.

Heroes: Nowhere Man
Heroes Wiki; IMDb

Four webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2009, around the end of volume 4 of the show.

Heroes: Slow Burn
Heroes Wiki; IMDb

Ten webisodes that aired on NBC.com in 2009, during volume 5 of the show.

Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters
Amazon; Heroes Wiki; IMDb; NBC; Wikipedia; YouTube

A prequel to the series Heroes Reborn, which takes place five years after the end of Heroes. "Dark Matters" consists of six webisodes that were released via an app in July 2015, two months before the premiere of "Heroes Reborn." (They were later made available online on August 10.) The first webisode (or "chapter") begins with a fake internet commercial for a company called Renautas, which is interrupted by a pirate transmission from someone called Hero_Truther, whose identity is hidden (though I immediately guessed who he was, and in webisode six I learned I was right). He tells us about how the world learned of the existence of evolved humans five years ago, and how these "EVOs" have been treated ever since. It starts out hopefully enough, with people around the world making videos of themselves doing extraordinary things (inspired by Claire Bennet). But then things started going badly... it's unclear to me exactly what all the news flashes were about, but there were disasters and riots and things, I guess. And EVOs are now required to be registered... and a lot of "normal" humans seem to have deep distrust for them. (Which reminds me of "X-Men," and any number of other things.) Then the scene switches to a sister and brother, Phoebe and Quentin Frady. (I'm a bit confused about the timeline, because Hero_Truther's message was playing on Phoebe's computer, but then the words "2 years ago" appear in front of Phoebe, so... I'm guessing the entire episode is set two years before the upcoming TV series, but if that's the case, I don't get why that wouldn't have been made clear earlier. But it's also possible I'm wrong, and the start of the episode was set in the present.) Phoebe gets Quentin to film her doing some shadow manipulation. He's excited to learn that his sister is an EVO, which is a bit odd, because one would expect him to be concerned for her safety, considering public opinion and all. In chapter two, Phoebe starts college, where she befriends her roommate, Aly (who is cool with Phoebe being an EVO). Meanwhile, Phoebe begins learning there are more facets to her power. In chapter three (one year ago), Phoebe is recruited by Renautas, though Quentin doesn't trust the company. In chapter four, Primatech (aka "The Company" from the original series) hosts a summit in Odessa, TX (home of Claire Bennet and her father Noah, aka HRG). A major disaster happens, which increases the public's distrust of EVOs. And Phoebe goes missing, as well as being one of the people blamed for the disaster (which Quentin wants to disprove). In chapter five (9 months ago), Quentin reaches out to Hero_Truther for help in proving his sister's innocence. This leads to Quentin infiltrating Renautas, which he believes is just a new cover for Primatech. But Aly becomes increasingly disturbed by Quentin's obsession with conspiracies. In chapter six (3 weeks ago), Quentin meets Hero_Truther in person, to deliver a flash drive of information he had downloaded from Renautas's computers. But things don't go as planned, and Hero_Truther tells Quentin to find Noah Bennet, who had left Primatech after the disaster in Odessa, and is now living elsewhere under the name Ted Barnes. So, that's where "Heroes Reborn" will pick up....

Last Week Tonight

John Oliver's HBO series Last Week Tonight has produced numerous web exclusive videos, each a few minutes long. I haven't seen all of them, just the ones that have happened to appear in my facebook feed. But they're always good, just like the TV show itself.

The Legend of Korra: Republic City Hustle
Nick.com; Wikia

This three-webisode miniseries was released on Nick.com in August 2013, the month before Book Two of The Legend of Korra premiered. However, I guess I wasn't aware of that until I saw the first webisode as a bonus feature on the Book Four DVD, in 2016. (The Blu-ray has all three webisodes, but since I only got the DVD, I'd have to watch parts 2 and 3 online... which is how they're meant to be seen, anyway.) Each webisode is just about three minutes long, and the webseries features simpler animation than TV series, but the voice actors from the show also do the voices in the webseries. It's set a few years prior to the show, and focuses on Mako and Bolin engaging in petty crime, to survive on the streets after being orphaned. In part 1, we learn that they're working for the Triple Threat Triad. Their boss, Shady Shin, pays a pro bender named Toza to throw an upcoming match. In part 2, Shin sends Mako and Bolin out to collect bets, in order to make his payoff pay off. One guy who makes a bet has a fire ferret he's planning to feed to a pythonaconda, so Bolin later returns to break the ferret out of the shop, and names him Pabu. In part 3, we see Toza's pro bending match, and the aftermath, which leads to Mako and Bolin quitting the triad to start training to become pro benders, themselves. Anyway, it's a fairly amusing little story, and it's nice to see a bit of what Mako and Bolin's life was like before they met Korra.

Lost: Missing Pieces
IMDb; TV.com; Wikia; Wikipedia

Based on the series Lost. This was a series of 13 "mobisodes," which were first available to people with Verizon mobile phones, but shortly thereafter became available on ABC's website to watch as webisodes. They aired online in 2007-08, between the third and fourth seasons of the show. I'm sure at the time I must have found them just as confusing and nearly as interesting as the show itself, but now I don't remember anything about them. They're no longer on the website, but you should be able to find them on YouTube.

M.A.O.S. Declassified
Marvel.com; YouTube

Based on the series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This is, so far, the only thing on this page that isn't fictional short stories. I'm sort of not in the habit of watching "behind the scenes" kind of things, so I didn't get around to watching any of this until there were already 20 webisodes online (after that, there would just be 3 more webisodes). But it turns out I actually like it quite a bit. It's hosted by writer/comedian Brett Erlich, with whose work I'm not familiar, but in this, at least, I can say he is hilarious. Each week, "Declassified" recaps the previous week's episode of the TV show in an amusing way. And there's a preview of the next episode. And sometimes one of the stars of the TV show makes a special appearance on the web show. And there are silly viewer polls. And Brett... just does redonkulous stuff that ties into the show in pretty random ways, so it's not really "behind the scenes" at all, it's basically just Brett being weird and funny and kind of awesome. Although there may occasionally be some actual behind the scenes stuff, because sometimes there could be a crew member appearing on the show, who actually knows what they're talking about. And sometimes Brett talks to people who work at Marvel, in a segment called the "Marvel Minute." And there are a few special webisodes that are at least twice as long as the regular webisodes, with interviews of the cast and writers or whatever. Alas, Declassified only lasted through the first season of SHIELD.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot
ABC; IMDb; Marvel.com; MCU Wiki; TV Tropes; Wikipedia; YouTube

A 6-episode series (each roughly 4 to 6 minutes long) that was released during the midseason break of season 4 of "Agents of SHIELD." It's bookended by brief scenes of Yo-Yo and Daisy following the events of the first half of the season, but most of the webseries is set between seasons 3 and 4, when Daisy (or "Quake") is a fugitive. Yo-Yo has just agreed to sign the Sokovia Accords and register as an Inhuman, so that she can continue to serve as an agent of SHIELD. But secretly, she wants to find and exact revenge against Victor Ramon, a Colombian arms dealer who had killed her cousin. That's all I want to reveal of the plot, but it's a pretty decent little story, and it has fun cameos by various main characters from the TV series.

Monk: Little Monk
IMDb; USA; Wikipedia

Based on the series Monk. Wikipedia mentions some Monk webisodes that I don't remember if I ever saw, but I definitely did see the 10-episode "Little Monk" miniseries, which aired online in 2009, during the eighth season of the show. It was about Monk and his brother Ambrose when they were kids. I don't remember it well now, but I must have thought it was at least a bit fun to watch at the time. It's no longer on USA's website, but you could watch it on YouTube. I might do that someday. I dunno.

M-Towne: Where Murder Happens
iTunes; NBC; Spotify; YouTube

This is a fake podcast that serves as a companion series to season two of Trial & Error. I didn't even realize it existed until after I'd seen the whole season of that show, otherwise I would have watched it all along. (Two episodes of the podcast were released each week on the day after the two episodes of the TV show aired.) Um... I haven't checked it out on iTunes or Spotify, so I can't tell you if they include video or just audio, but on NBC.com and YouTube there's definitely video accompanying the audio... well, mostly still images with text and some movement, in the way that something like motion comics move, if you know what I mean. (The text often reminds me of the "The Word" segment on The Colbert Report.) Anyway... the podcast is hosted by a character from the show, Nina Rudolph, who covers the trial of Lavinia Peck-Foster. (The first episode explains a bit about what happened in the first season of the show, with the trial of Larry Henderson, and the various people in the town of East Peck, South Carolina, who were involved in the prosecution and defense.) And I don't really know what to say, except that it's pretty cool.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
Wikia; Wikipedia

Prior to the September 2014 release of the animated movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (the second movie in the franchise), there was a series of eight shorts (set in the human world) released online between March 27 and June 19, 2014. I first saw them on May 30, 2015, prior to a repeat airing of the movie on TV. (After that airing, there was a "special" that repackaged the shorts in a different order, but I didn't see that.) Anyway, they're all pretty cute and fun, as you would expect.

Music To My Ears: DJ Pon-3 walks around listening to techno music on her ubiquitous headphones.
Guitar Centered: Rainbow Dash and Trixie have a shred-off to see who gets to buy a new guitar they both want.
Hamstocalypse Now: Rarity is overwhelmed by a bunch of hamsters, whom Fluttershy then charms with her tambourine.
Pinkie on the One: Rainbow Dash tries to find a drummer for her band, which obviously should be Pinkie Pie.
Player Piano: Rarity gets some boys to help move a grand piano across campus for band practice, but she ends up using a keytar instead.
A Case for the Bass: When Granny Smith mistakenly sells Applejack's bass guitar, AJ has to get it back from the pawn shop (whose owners seem familiar).
Shake Your Tail! and Perfect Day for Fun!: a pair of music videos by the Rainbooms.

In April 2015, three music videos were released online: My Past is Not Today (by Sunset Shimmer), Life is a Runway (by Rarity, of course), and Friendship Through the Ages (by the Rainbooms).

My Little Pony: Friendship Games
Wikia; Wikipedia

Throughout August 2015, five prequel shorts to the movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games were released online, and on Discovery Family. However, I didn't see them (or the movie) until 2018. As usual, the shorts are all very cute and funny.

The Science of Magic: Sunset Shimmer is trying to learn how magic works in the human world. So, she does a scientific study of her friends' magical ponification when they play their instruments. But the results are inconclusive.
Pinky Spy: Rainbow Dash is trying to spy on athletes at Crystal Prep High School, who will be Canterlot High's main competition at the Friendship Games. But when Pinkie Pie shows up to help, will her natural enthusiasm turn out to be too un-stealthy for a spy mission?
All's Fair in Love & Friendship Games: Best friends Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops (aka Bon Bon) unexpectedly turn into fierce competitors in Canterlot High's tryouts for the Friendship Games.
Photo Finished: Vice Principal Luna asks Photo Finish to take some pictures for Canterlot High's yearbook. But her extreme artistic methods may be a bit more than anyone can bear.
A Banner Day: Luna assigns Flash Sentry, Micro Chips, and Sandalwood to design a banner for the Friendship Games. But will their conflicting artistic visions ruin the project?

The Powerpuff Girls
Cartoon Network; Wikia; Wikipedia

Between February 15 and March 15, 2016, there were a series of shorts released online, leading up to the April 4 premiere of the rebooted Powerpuff Girls TV series. I wasn't aware of the shorts until April 4, when I started working on an entry for the new show on my "animated shows I want to watch" page (because I don't get Cartoon Network, I can't watch the show itself, unfortunately). So that's when I watched all four shorts online.

Who's Got the Power? is an extended version of the new show's opening theme, by the band Tacocat. It actually starts with the same opening narration as the original series, but the song is kind of badass, in a cute way, and the animation of the video is way more punk than the old show (though I'm sure the animation on the new show will be much more like the original than the music video is).
Air Buttercup: Buttercup tries to play wastebasketball, but she's not as good at it as she expects. It's pretty hilarious. Especially because of the episode of Bob's Burgers I saw the night before I watched this.
Bubbles Beauty Blog (but on video): Bubbles does a beauty blog. (I'm not sure what the "but on video" part means. Like, she was using a videocamera to make it, but clearly she put the video on the internet, so... whatevs.) Anyway, her sisters keep interrupting her video shoot. It's pretty hilarious. And there are two twists at the end, which make it even funnier.
Run Blossom Run: Blossom rushes to get to school on time when her alarm clock doesn't go off. But there are a lot of distractions along the way. It's pretty hilarious. (Even so, I kinda wish it would have turned out to be a parody of "Run Lola Run." Oh well. I mean, I suppose you could say it is, but... not really.) Though I will say I really liked Bubbles's line about mice Can-Can dancing, because it reminded me of an episode of Voltron.

Psych Webisodes
IMDb; TV.com

Based on the series Psych. This was a series of six webisodes that aired USA Network's website in 2006, during the first season, I think. I have no recollection of whether or not I saw them, but they're not on the website anymore. I could probably find them on YouTube or something, so maybe I'll watch them someday.

Psych: Flashback to the Teen Years
IMDb; TV.com

I guess this was a series of three webisodes from 2009, during the show's fourth season. It was about Shawn and Gus as teenagers, but I don't remember if I saw it or not.

Sherlock: Many Happy Returns
Baker Street Wiki; BBC; IMDb; PBS; TV.com; Wikipedia; YouTube

Based on the series Sherlock. This was released on Christmas Eve, 2013, and served as a prequel to the third series of the show. It was quite good, but to say anything about the plot would spoil events at the end of the second series.

Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles

Based on the series Smallville. This was a series of six CGI mobisodes that were originally available to people with Sprint mobile phones, but soon thereafter became available on the CW's website. They aired online during season 6 of the show, and told some backstory for Oliver Queen. I don't remember much of anything specific about the story, though. You could probably find them on YouTube. Um... and apparently even before this, there had been a live-action webseries called "The Chloe Chronicles," available to AOL subscribers. I never saw that, but I'd certainly like to. And there have been some other things I've also never seen but would like to, including "Vengeance Chronicles" and "Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton." I have no idea if or when I'll see any of that stuff, but... I'm sure it's all on various DVD sets of the TV show, and probably on YouTube.

Warehouse 13: Of Monsters and Men
IMDb; TV.com; Wikia; YouTube

Based on the series Warehouse 13. This is a series of 10 webisodes that aired on Syfy.com in 2011, between the second and third seasons of the show. The series (which has nothing to do with the band "Of Monsters and Men"), was sponsored by Toyota Prius, and there is some very conspicuous product placement in the story. The first webisode is entirely live-action, but most of the webisodes are in comic book form, as Pete, Artie, and Claudia all get sucked into an old comic book called "City of Ghouls." So of course they spend most of the story avoiding monsters while trying to find a way to get back to the real world.

Warehouse 13: Grand Designs
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A series of 10 webisodes that aired on Syfy.com in 2012, during the show's fourth season. Like the previous series of webisodes, it's sponsored by Prius, and it also starts out live-action. But the whole Warehouse gets turned into a steampunky diarama, and now Pete, Myka, Artie, Claudia, and Leena are all two-diemensional cardboard figures. So once again, they spend most of the story trying to get back to the real world.

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