Watch the First Episode of ABC's Forever Before Its Official Debut (VIDEO)

At this rate, you'll be able to watch every single one of the new fall shows before their official premieres. 

If you've been playing along at home over the last couple weeks, you've already seen the pilots of Fox's coming-of age drama Red Band Society (which will only be available until 5pm Eastern today), NBC's romantic comedy A to Z, and ABC's Karen Gillan-starring Selfie. Now, ABC has posted the pilot for its freshman drama Forever online. 

UPDATE: It turns out there's a bit of a catch with Forever, in that you have to subscribe to either Hulu Plus or certain cable providers to watch it (find the full list on ABC's website), which we didn't realize when we first posted this story. Sorry about that!

Forever stars Ioan Gruffudd as immortal New York City medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan, who frequently dies and is resurrected—naked, because why not? The series chronicles Henry's partnership with Det. Jo Martinez (Law & Order's Alana De La Garza) as he investigates deaths in order to unlock the mysteries of his immortality.

Watch the full first episode below, and tell us what you think of it in the comments!


Forever premieres Tuesday, September 23 at 10pm on ABC.



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May 14, 2015
Best show on Hulu along with crossing the lines csi cyber andgrimm
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Sep 20, 2014
I liked it; it had a little of edge-of-your-seat thrill to it. I like Henry's and Abe's characters. Henry's assistant not so much; it's EXACTLY the same character (maybe different name) that the actor played in Bones, and he annoyed me in that show as well. And we have a mystery villian who is also immortal, so we're being set up for the subplot for the rest of the season.
Let's give it the 4 episode test and then go from there.
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Sep 14, 2014
In 2008 Fox had a short run, devastatingly cancelled show called New Amsterdam starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a four hundred year old immortal man working as a police detective in New York.

This simply seemed like a higher budgeted but poorer written version of that show. Both characters even gained their immortality the same way (white guy fighting racism)

He was not charming as he told the Russian musician exactly how he determined her ethnicity and employment. Any woman on any train in the world would freak the hell out and move carriages if a noticeably older man came up and started deducing her life like that, or she would assume she had a stalker and call the police.

I wish New Amsterdam hadn't been cancelled, it was far more interesting than this show.
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Sep 09, 2014
A mix of Sherlock Holmes and Castle.
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Sep 04, 2014
.....it was ok. I give it a season.
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Aug 29, 2014
I only watched it because there was nothing else to watch, and was not expecting to like it, even though I've always liked Ioan ever since he played Hornblower, and love that trace of a Welsh accent he has.

It definitely has a 'seen it before' feel, especially in the deducting from observation trick, but I still liked it. Ioan is charming and nice to look at, and the tone balances the light very nicely with the dark. It's an easy watch, and I'll definitely give it the 4 episode test
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Sep 02, 2014
I agree he definitely has a certain charm.
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Aug 29, 2014
I think the Abc app is showing it without provider login...not absolutely sure but I think it's "unlocked" on the app, whereas most content is behind the provider wall.
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Aug 29, 2014
I enjoyed it. Pretty good. Well, I like Judd Hirsch so it can't be that wrong. Read everywhere it's similar to New Amsterdam. Now I'm gonna find that series and watch it and see if it's true..:)

At any rate, nicely done Forever. Dr Henry's deduction on stuff is somewhat like Patrick Jane on The Mentalist, except that the latter is not a Returned being!
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Aug 31, 2014
Just watched 3 episodes of New Amsterdam. Very good indeed. Forever seems a copy to it but New Amsterdam has a way hotter looking male lead, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau! lol.
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Aug 29, 2014
Yup...elementary/mentalist/New Amsterdam/whatever. I'm still a fan of these shows, despite the glut of em. Can't help myself. It's like the TV equivalent of potato chips
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Aug 28, 2014
I liked it. Yes it felt like a mixture of others but came across as light-hearted, easy watching, bunkum with something dark and evil lurking away in the background. And I do like hearing a strong English accent :). Not sure yet if its rewatchability (Elementary has it as I find watching Holmes and Watson interplay with each other most fascinating) but right now Forever feels like a series I'd be there each week for.
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Aug 29, 2014
Felt like Elementary to me too (and I adore that show for the same reason) but I like this as well for the "catch" of paranormal.
I'm a sucker for shows like this, even if it's been done and done.
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Aug 27, 2014
I actually enjoyed it. I went in with ZERO expectations thinking it would be lame.

The main character's narration is actually quite well done, it has its fun moments, and the pilot kicks of a story arc.

But I could see it being a niche show and gets canceled... but hopefully it lasts at least the full season.
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Aug 27, 2014
Hm. Not bad. It has a Castle"/whatever that show was with the Dutch guy who was immortal in NY" mash-up feeling to it.

I'd give it the 4-episode test.
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Aug 27, 2014
How could you forger the FOX classic, New Amsterdam, starring Jamie Lannister?
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Aug 27, 2014
Wait a gosh-darn minute! That was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in New Amsterdam? Seriously? Wow. I can't believe that was him, and that I didn't remember that.

btw, I just saw the movie The Other Woman (or is it Women?) the other day, and he plays a huge douche-bag in it. It's worth a watch, imo.
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Aug 27, 2014
the pilot for Forever is all over the internet.
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Aug 26, 2014
I have Xfinity/Comcast and I was able to watch Forever and Selfie through abc.com and the Watch ABC app.
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Aug 26, 2014
this and the pilot episodes for the other 3 series are all available On Demand, atleast for Charter.. so if you've got On Demand with your cable, you could check on that, better than Hulu.

I don't get why they do these early, doesn't it just lower the ratings for the actual airing which networks are so obsessed with? if I watch it online or On Demand, I'm not going to watch it AGAIN a few weeks later.. and also, to me this just is like watching it and having to wait even 1 more week than what I was expecting to see a new episode.
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Aug 26, 2014
Seriously, only on Hulu? Well, it's only four weeks until it's premiere, so I can wait. Still need to watch A to Z and Selfie anyway.
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Aug 26, 2014
Shill!!
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Aug 26, 2014
Don't you think you should have mentioned that only a PREVIEW of the episode is available to watch? If you want to see the whole thing you have to be a Hulu Plus subscriber. Like that would ever happen.
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Aug 26, 2014
That actually wasn't clear from the announcement we received; sorry about that. We'll update the story.
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