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The Joy of Painting

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Reality Documentary Rated: All (TV-G)1983 - 199431 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Free Services Hoopla 

The Joy of Painting was an American television show hosted by painter Bob Ross that taught its viewers techniques for landscape oil painting. Although Ross could complete a painting in half an hour, the intent of the show was not to teach viewers "speed painting". Rather, he intended for viewers to learn certain techniques within the time that the show was allotted. The show began on January 11, 1983, and lasted until May 17, 1994, a year before Ross' death.The Joy of Painting featuring Bob Ross has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hoopla, free on Tubi, free on PlutoTV, and 4 others. It's a documentary and reality show with 408 episodes over 31 seasons. The Joy of Painting is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high IMDb audience rating of 9.4 (5,189 votes).

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Bob Ross

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Season 1
18 Episodes | Prime Video, IMDb TV, & Rent or Buy

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403 episodes (99%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & IMDb TV).

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37 episodes (9%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, ConTV & Dove Channel).

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400 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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#2,069 Ranked TV Show

#3 Ranked in TV on ConTV

#5 Ranked in TV on Dove Channel

#71 Ranked in Reality TV

The Joy of Painting has a very high IMDb audience rating of 9.4 (5,189 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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