Netflix To Offer Sneak Preview of Fall NBC Shows

By Dave

Love NBC, and all the shows they have on their network? Well Netflix members are going to see them first.

NBC is adding the pilots of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Kidnapped” to a single DVD which will be in Netflix’s inventory upwards of six weks before it premieres on television.

The promotion starts August 5th and goes until Sept. 17th. Unless you get on there first, you might find yourself with the well known “Very Long Wait” text next to the DVD of the episodes.

I think this is a great way to create buzz for a series, if a few bloggers that are also Netflix users watch the shows and post about them in a positive way, the show might see some great starting numbers when the show comes on the television in September.

What do you think? Would you put pilot episodes of shows on your Netflix list if you could see it a month or more before everyone else? Or would you only be interested in seeing season openers for your favourite shows done this way? Or…does Netflix just suck?

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