Watch the TMZ Tiger King special online: Stream it live tonight from anywhere

Watch the TMZ Tiger King special online
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Our national Exotic addiction continues as we watch the TMZ Tiger King special tonight. Yes, since everyone is bingeing and talking about Tiger King on Netflix, we're all ready for the inside scoop on Joe Exotic, with TMZ's Tiger King special tonight.

TMZ Investigates: Tiger King — What Really Went Down? seeks to go behind the scenes and dig deeper into all the questions raised by Netflix's hit docu-series, which follows wildcat collector Joe Exotic. 

TMZ Tiger King special start time, channel

TMZ Investigates: Tiger King — What Really Went Down? starts tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox.

The former Oklahoma zoo owner (and one-time presidential candidate) is currently serving 22 years in federal prison on charges of animal abuse and attempting to hire a hitman to murder his nemesis, Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue. For years, Exotic alleged in numerous video blogs that Baskin murdered her first husband, Don Lewis.

According to Nielsen, Tiger King was Netflix's biggest hit since Stranger Things. The ratings service said that the docu-series was watched by 34.3 million unique viewers in the first 10 days of its release, more than Stranger Things season 2 and close to season 3. Netflix has not released its own internal streaming numbers for Tiger King.

The seven-episode documentary followed Joe Exotic (real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage) and his outrageous exploits at the Oklahoma zoo where he kept multiple tigers, lions and other exotic animals. Tiger King also featured interviews with zoo employees, Exotic's campaign manager, his business partner-turned-owner Jeff Lowe and Baskin. Netflix also released a Tiger King reunion special on April 12.

TMZ's Tiger King special will be hosted by TMZ founder Harvey Levin. Watch Fox's promo below:

How to watch TMZ's Tiger King special online anywhere, with a VPN

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean Americans need to miss the premiere if they're away from home. Watching The Bachelor's latest season 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 TMZ Tiger King special in the US

All you American cool cats and kittens can watch TMZ Investigates: Tiger King - What Really Went Down tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox — if you have an antenna or a cable package. 

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch the finale live on several live TV streaming services, including Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV (certain plans) and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Hulu, which also offers original programming like Devs, Ramy and High Fidelity. It's also got a 1-week free trial. YouTube TV is a better choice if you want to record a lot of shows, since it offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. Sling is one of the cheaper options on our list of best streaming services, though it doesn't offer as many channels. We do not recommend AT&T TV Now.

  • Hulu With Live TV: 60-plus channels and access to Hulu's library and originals for $54.99
  • YouTube TV: Unlimited DVR storage, 70-plus channels for $49.99
  • Fubo TV: Local channels and sports coverage for $54.99
  • Sling TV: The Sling Blue plan's 30 channels include Fox in certain markets for $30
Hulu + Live TV

Fox is one of the many channels on Hulu + Live TV, which includes top original programming, including The Handmaid's Tale and Little Fires Everywhere. It's also got ABC, CBS, NBC  and 24x7 news networks including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC. Hulu's Live TV service is currently offering a 1-week free trial.

YouTube TV

You can start a 2-week free trial to check out YouTube TV , which has more than 70 channels, including all four major networks — ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also has an unlimited cloud DVR storage. 

How to watch the TMZ Tiger King special in Canada

Some Canadians may be able to watch TMZ's Tiger King special on Fox, but it's unknown if any Canadian channel is airing it. Check our section on how to watch it from anywhere in the world. 

How to watch the TMZ Tiger King special in the UK

Sorry Brits, it doesn't look like any UK networks are airing the special. Check out our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, so you can watch online with the rest of us. 

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.