“The Office,” “Friends,” And “Grey’s Anatomy” Could Be Leaving Netflix
In 2018, "The Office" was Netflix's most streamed show, but the sitcom could be pulled from the streaming service. According to CNN, Netflix users spent more time streaming "The Office" than any other show last year, and for good reason. Everyone knows that "The Office" is great!
However, due to NBC Universal launching it's own streaming service, Netflix could be in danger of losing "The Office." And everyone's reaction is:
The Wall Street Journal has reported that NBC Universal has already "begun internal discussions about removing 'The Office' from Netflix" once the contract expires in 2021. Netflix Tweeted out today that "The Office" is staying...at least until 2021. After that, the future is unclear.
"The Office" isn't the only popular show on Netflix that is in danger of being removed. "Friends," the second most watched show on Netfix, is also a show that could be removed from the streaming platform once it's contract expires. The show would be exclusive on the WarnerMedia streaming service. As you may recall, there were concerns of Netflix losing "Friends" last year too, however they are signed on through 2019.
This is just the beginning, folks. Disney plans on launching a streaming platform in the near future, so that could put shows affiliated with Disney at risk of leaving Netflix too. That would include another popular Netfix show, "Grey's Anatomy," which is an ABC show that is owned by Disney. So far, there are just rumors that "Grey's Anatomy" could be leaving Netflix, but it's something that can't be ruled out since Disney is going to pull most of their shows/movies off of Netflix when they launch Disney+.
Let's hope that they sort all of this out and come to an agreement. Otherwise, this will be the reaction of millions:
When "The Office" gets removed from Netflix.
When "Friends" gets removed:
When "Grey's Anatomy" gets removed: