NEW YORK -- Joining the trend of TV shows migrating to the Internet, a pair of episodes from the CBS comedies ''Two and a Half Men" and ''How I Met Your Mother" are being offered for free video streaming this week from the Yahoo website. Available through next Monday, the half-hour shows will be available without commercials, CBS and Yahoo said. It is the first time that Yahoo is streaming episodes of a CBS television series in their entirety.
With the recent introduction of Apple's video iPod, ABC began making available reruns of series including ''Desperate Housewives" for download to iPods at $1.99 per episode. NBC offers same-night replay of ''Nightly News" online at no charge. Next year, any show recorded on TiVo's Series2 recorders can be transferred to an iPod. AOL will soon offer online episodes from classic TV series.