Tonight marks the premiere of A&E’s newest limited series, Cultureshock. The biography series is a five-part documentary that takes an “in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society.” The show will premiere tonight on A&E at 9pm ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of A&E on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including A&E. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has many shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
FuboTV: A&E is included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most events or shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
Philo TV: A&E is included in Philo’s main bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. Not only that, but you can sign up for a free trial without having to enter any billing information. You’ll get two days for free right off the bat, then if you enter your billing information after that, you will get an additional five more days free. After signing up, you can watch the show live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Philo app.
Additionally, if you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay any show or event that has aired in the last 72 hours.
Each episode of Cultureshock will look at untold stories of big and unforgettable moments in entertainment history, beginning with tonight’s premiere episode, Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call.
The synopsis for tonight’s episode reads, “On the ninth anniversary of his tragic death, this heartbreaking and celebratory documentary is a fast-moving cultural critique on the day that Michael Jackson passed away – one that collectively broke the hearts of the Internet and our culture. Looking at the final days of the pop icon’s life, the documentary sheds a light on the immeasurable pressure Jackson was under as he prepared for his final tour, and how he ultimately ended up with the biggest audience of his lifetime during his true final farewell.” Tonight’s episode will include interviews with newscasters, reporters, family, and friends of Jackson. It will focus on the pressure placed on Jackson as he prepared for his final tour. Some of those interviewed include Travis Payne, Kenny Ortega, Harvey Levin, Warren Zanes, and more.
Next week’s episode- The Osbournes: The Price of Reality will focus on the Osbourne family and their life in the center of the spotlight. Ozzy, Sharon, Jack, and Kelly will discuss the divide in their lives between fiction and reality, and the cost of living in the spotlight.
July 9’s episode is titled The Rise of Trash TV, and looks at shows like “The Jerry Springer Show” and “Geraldo”, and how they serve as the blueprint for today’s reality TV shows. Interviews for this episode were conducted with Jerry Springer, Sally Jessy Raphael, geraldo Rivera, Laura Grindstaff, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Maury Povich, and more.
Cultureshock is produced by Meredith Corporation’s Four M Studios in association with Entertainment Weekly.
Be sure to tune into the series premier tonight at 9pm ET/PT on A&E.