NBC putting all of new Duchovny drama 'Aquarius' online

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Posted: Apr 30, 2015 4:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is taking the bold step of adding an online binge-viewing option to a high-profile new drama.

The network announced Thursday that all 13 episodes of "Aquarius," starring David Duchovny, will be available online after the drama's two-hour NBC premiere.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said the unprecedented move acknowledges viewer interest in watching TV episodes at will.

The series, set in Los Angeles in the 1960s, is described as historical fiction. Duchovny plays a police officer confronting social change and the growing menace of criminal Charles Manson.

"Aquarius" will remain on digital platforms including NBC.com for four weeks after its May 28 broadcast debut. Meanwhile, NBC will follow the traditional pattern of airing a new episode weekly.

Commercial interruptions will be limited on the air and online, NBC said.