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Fans who are accustomed to viewing such shows as Grey's AnatomyScandal and Revenge on ABC.com after they air on television may not be able to do so as of next week.

Winter TV Preview: Get the scoop on returning shows

ABC has announced that in order to view shows online through its website the same week they air on TV, customers will have to verify their cable subscription — but the shows won't be available to people who use DirecTV, DISH or Time Warner Cable. Hulu Plus users will also be able to view the shows the day after they air.

Customers who don't have a cable login or subscribe to Hulu Plus will have to wait eight days before the shows become available for open viewing on ABC.com. Next-day paid downloads will also continue to be available through Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.

What do you think of the impending changes?