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Freeview and Virgin Media customers can view exclusive Sky shows tonight for free thanks to the Sky Thursdays promotion.

Taking place every Thursday from 7pm on Freeview channel 11, it gives people who do not subscribe to Sky's entertainment channels the chance to catch some of the broadcaster's most popular exclusive shows.

Comedy fans are in for a treat, with Modern Family, Spy and Stella all set to tickle people's funny bones.

Modern Family is one of the hottest shows in the US at the moment, with 16 Emmy Awards and counting under its belt. Normally, the programme can only be seen on Sky1.

The mockumentary kicks off tonight's Sky Thursdays offering at 7pm, with Frasier writers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd bringing us the latest adventures in the lives of the Dunphys, Pritchetts and Pritchett-Tuckers.

It will be immediately followed at 7:30 by Spy, another comedy staple of Sky1, which features an ordinary man accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, subsequently turning his life upside down.

The comedy takes a break at 8pm for Touch, starring Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland, and written by Heroes creator Ted Kring, which engrossed Sky1 viewers when first screened last year.

It follows a young boy who does not speak and hates to be touched, but decrypts a code that could change the entire world and sets off a chain reaction that his dad (Sutherland) must make sense of.

Stella, starting at 9pm, is the comedy drama created, written by and starring Ruth Jones of Gavin & Stacey fame, about a 40-something mum in the Welsh Valleys and her less-than-ordinary everyday life.

Finally at 10pm is Game of Thrones, the acclaimed HBO production that can normally only be seen on Sky Atlantic.

Based on George RR Martin's acclaimed series of novels, the all-star cast and multi-million dollar budget has been compared to Lord of the Rings on the small screen and has converted many people who did not believe that fantasy drama could work on TV.

Sky Thursdays is set to continue until April 11th, providing Freeview and Virgin Media customers with the chance to catch some of the very best shows that Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living have to offer, plus many more of the broadcaster's most popular exclusive programmes.

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