How to Watch the Gypsy Rose Blanchard ‘20/20’ Special on TV and Online

Following a buzzed-about documentary and a fictionalized series, the public will get to hear from Gypsy Rose Blanchard in a more intimate setting this week as the now-32-year-old sits down for an exclusive interview on 20/20.

Titled Gypsy Rose: The Next Act, the two-hour special focuses on Blanchard’s life after prison, as she reveals the lessons she learned from her time behind bars, the status of her current relationships with her boyfriend and stepparents, and where she sees herself next.

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How to Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard 20/20 Special on TV

The Gypsy Rose 20/20 special airs Friday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. PT / ET on ABC. You can watch Blanchard’s 20/20 episode on TV through your local ABC affiliate.

How to Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard 20/20 Special Online Free

Don’t have cable? You can watch Gypsy Rose: The Next Act online without cable through DirecTV Stream or stream it the next day on Hulu (which is also home to the limited series, The Act, inspired by Blanchard). Read on to find out more about how to stream the Gypsy Rose 20/20 special online for free.

Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard '20/20' Special Online Free Without Cable
Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard '20/20' Special Online Free Without Cable


DirecTV Stream


You can watch the Gypsy Rose 20/20 episode live online through DirecTV Stream, which includes a live feed of ABC as part of its channel lineup.

Sign up for this DirecTV Stream free trial to watch the Gypsy Rose special online free without cable. Continue on with one of DirecTV’s packages (starting at $69.99/month) or cancel your subscription before your free trial is up to avoid being charged.

Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard '20/20' Special Online Free Without Cable
Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard '20/20' Special Online Free Without Cable




Missed the special or want to watch it back on-demand? You can stream Gypsy Rose: The Next Act online the day after its broadcast airing on Hulu. The streamer will have a full replay of the Gypsy Rose 20/20 special that you can watch back on-demand. Pause, rewind and rewatch on your own time and stream it from your laptop, phone, tablet or smart TV. Hulu is also home to The Act, the true-crime limited series starring Joey King as Gypsy Rose and Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee.

Hulu is one of the best streaming services on the market, offering a generous 30-day free trial for new users. A subscription to Hulu starts at just $7.99/month after that.

Gypsy Rose 20/20 Episode Details, Host

Gypsy Rose: The Next Act is one of the first times the public has heard from Gypsy Rose Blanchard since she was sentenced to prison in 2016 for her hand in the killing of her mother, Dee Dee. The defense had argued that Gypsy Rose suffered from a case of “Munchausen by proxy,” after her mother falsely convinced her — and the public — that Gypsy Rose suffered from leukemia, seizures and muscular dystrophy.

In the new 20/20 special, host and anchor Deborah Roberts speaks with Gypsy Rose one week after her release from prison. The two-hour program includes an exclusive interview with Lt. Stan Hancock, the lead detective on the case, along with Mike Stanfield, Gypsy’s defense attorney; Rod and Kristy Blanchard, Gypsy’s father and stepmother; Aleah Woodmansee, Gypsy’s neighbor and friend; and Dr. Bernardo Flasterstein, a pediatric neurologist who treated Gypsy and suspected Munchausen by proxy.

“Known in her community as a local hero, Gypsy and her mother, Dee Dee, spoke at conferences, met celebrities, and even received a home from Habitat for Humanity,” reads an ABC News description. “However, everything changed in 2015, when police discovered Dee Dee stabbed to death in her home and named Gypsy and her secret boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, as the main suspects. In a case that reverberated across the nation, experts revealed that this was likely a case of Munchausen by proxy, a form of abuse, usually by a parent to their child, in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child often motivated by a desire for attention and sympathy — Gypsy says she was a healthy young woman.”


Watch Gypsy Rose Blanchard on 20/20 on Friday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. PT/ET by streaming the show on DirecTV Stream here or on-demand on Hulu the next day.

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