TV not required: 5 shows to watch online

Cable providers face new competition in original programming from some of online's biggest services.

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For online services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, the future isn't just about streaming second-run Hollywood movies, TV shows, or viral videos anymore -- it's about original programming. Who has the biggest content library may not be as important as who has the most compelling, and content that users can't find anywhere else could go a long way to putting a service on top. From a revived cult hit to a new show with a familiar face, here's a look at several of the shows angling for your viewership.

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