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The Joy of Painting

Family Documentary 
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Rated: All (TV-G)1983 - 199431 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Netflix Prime Video Hulu 

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 Netflix, streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Hulu, and 1 other. It's a documentary and family show with 403 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 (3,458 votes).

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All Seasons of The Joy of Painting

Season 1
13 Episodes | Netflix

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299 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Hulu).

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285 episodes (71%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#1,291 Ranked TV Show

#14 Ranked in Special Interest TV

#237 Ranked in TV on Prime Video

#417 Ranked in TV on Netflix

The Joy of Painting has a very high IMDb audience rating of 9.4 (3,458 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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