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How to watch The Thing About Pam online right now — release date and time

Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp, at a soda machine, in The Thing About Pam
(Image credit: Skip Bolen/NBC)

When you watch The Thing About Pam online, you relive the biggest Deadline episode ever. Why is The Thing About Pam such a big deal? Because the neighbor who helps turning out to be evil is scarier than the neighbor who concerns you.

The Thing About Pam channel, date and time

The Thing About Pam premieres today (Tuesday, March 8).
Time — 10 p.m. ET/PT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The Thing About Pam, coming from Blumhouse Television (the team behind Worst Roommate Ever), has a bit of inspired casting with beloved actress Renée Zelwegger taking on the role of Pam Hupp, the neighbor everyone trusted until it was too late. Most notably, though, the series has caught flak for having Zelwegger wear a fat suit instead of just hiring someone who looked like Pam Hupp. 

As for the plot of The Thing About Pam, it all begins with the true story of the unexplained homicide of Betsy Faria, which Dateline documented. Hupp, who speaks with that thick midwest accent that's synonymous with the Fargo movie, was the last person to see Faria.

Other casting includes Josh Duhamel as attorney Joel Schwartz, who was defending Russell Faria, Betsy's husband, and Judy Greer as prosecutor Leah Askey.

Suspicion piles further onto Pam when it's discovered that Betsy changed her life insurance beneficiary from her husband to Hupp. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Thing About Pam. Check out the sneak peek preview below and scroll down for a full list of cast members.

How to watch The Thing About Pam online from anywhere 

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch The Thing About Pam if you're away from home. Watching the show along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network). You can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch The Thing About Pam online in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch The Thing About Pam premiere today (Tuesday, March 8) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The Thing About Pam will air weekly at that same time on Tuesdays for 5 more weeks, as it's a six-episode series. 

New episodes will also appear on Peacock every Wednesday.

NBC is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, such as Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV and FuboTV, one of the best streaming services on the market.

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If you can stand to miss CBS, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground — and there's a 3-day free trial (opens in new tab)! The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is one of the best live TV services with NBC. The streamer all of the local broadcast networks and most of the top cable channels. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. And it's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

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Peacock (opens in new tab) has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch The Thing About Pam in Canada

Canadians can watch The Thing About Pam at the same time and date as Americans, but only for the first episode. Interestingly enough, episode 1 airs on Tuesday at 10:01 p.m. ET/PT on Global TV (opens in new tab) and also streaming on the Global TV streaming service (opens in new tab), but episode 2 will debut earlier than in the U.S., dropping at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Friday (March 11). 

Travelers who are in Canada and can't access their paid streaming services will need the help of ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch The Thing About Pam in the UK

We've got good and bad news for Brits. The Thing About Pam is expected to hit Sky, either through Peacock or on Sky TV. The bad news, of course, is that no release date is official yet.

For anyone traveling in the UK who wants to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

The Thing About Pam cast

  • Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp
  • Josh Duhamel as Joel Schwartz
  • Judy Greer as Leah Askey
  • Katy Mixon as Betsy Faria
  • Glenn Fleshler as Russ Faria
  • Gideon Adlon as Mariah Day
  • Sean Bridgers as Mark Hupp
  • Suanne Spoke as Janet
  • Mac Brandt as Detective McCarrick

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.