The newest dramedy coming to television is “The End,” premiering Sunday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, here are some different ways can watch “The End” live or on-demand online for free:
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You can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via Showtime’s cable-free streaming service, which comes with a free 30-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch “The End” live on the Showtime app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV or Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Facebook Portal TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Showtime website.
Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content on the Prime Showtime channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Showtime Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Showtime Channel, you can watch “The End” live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 100-plus-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “The End” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Showtime is only available in the “Premier” package or as a separate add-on to another bundle, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch “The End” live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Showtime add-on:
Once signed up, you can watch “The End” live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
‘The End’ Preview
“The End” is a dark comedy about three generations of a family that are trying to figure out their lives — “how to die with dignity, live with none and make it all count,” according to the Showtime press release.
The series centers on Dr. Kate Brennan (Frances O’Connor), an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate’s field of work, and she is passionate in her opposition. On the other side of the world, Kate’s mother Edie Henley (Harriet Walter) feels just as strongly about her right to die. Kate has little choice but to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in Australia’s Gold Coast in a nearby retirement community – Edie’s worst nightmare. While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children, one of whom is a teenage trans boy, are trying to work out who they are and who they want to be.
“The End” is a story about family, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again. “The End” also stars four-time Australian Film Institute award winner Noni Hazlehurst, Roy Billing, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, Morgan Davies, Ingrid Torelli, John Waters, Brendan Cowell, and Alex Dimitriades.
“The End” was acquired by Showtime after a successful run in 2020 on Fox Showcase and Sky Atlantic in Australia and the United Kingdom.
The premiere is actually two episodes airing back to back. The first is titled “Do Not Resuscitate” and its description reads, “In an English village, recently widowed Edie Henley tries to end her own life and fails spectacularly, burning her house to the ground; declared unfit to look after herself, Edie is flown out to Australia so her daughter Kate can take care of her.”
The second episode airing July 18 is called “Toxic Shock Syndrome” and its description reads, “Edie babysits Persephone as Kate fights to rescue her reputation; Oberon lands himself in danger, and it falls to Edie, Pamela and Persephone to launch a rescue mission.”
Then on July 25 comes episodes three and four, “F*** Christmas” and “Pola rBear.” The description for “F*** Christmas” reads, “As Christmas rolls around, the retirement village is buzzing with activity about the annual Christmas show; Pamela wants to perform something and Edie, uncharacteristically, agrees to be her backup singer.”
And the description for “Polar Bear” promises, “Having turned 16, Oberon has the right to start testosterone treatment; the doctor informs them that they need the consent of both parents.”
“The End” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
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