Friends is leaving Netflix in January 2019

Danny Woods
December 4, 2018

And Netflix's chief content officer himself has gone on the record about the matter, with Ted Sarandos telling The Hollywood Reporter that Friends' "departure is a rumor".

However, the future of Friends on Netflix is still uncertain.

Fans of the NBC hit went into a tizzy over the weekend after customers spied a notice on Netflix's page for the show indicating it would no longer be available to stream as of january 1, 2019.

A recent report by Deadline suggested that Friends would disappear from the on-demand platform before re-emerging on WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service launching later in 2019.

Losing Friends will be a big blow for Netflix as the comedy is the third most popular sitcom in the United States behind The Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However representatives for Warner Bros.

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UPDATE 3:45 P.M. ET: Looks like Friends isn't leaving Netflix on January 1 after all. TV, who produced the massively successful sitcom, did respond to THR, while a Netflix spokesperson declined to comment.

It was predicted in October that the media giant would be losing the 10-season show - which originally aired from 1994 to 2004 - as well as other content in the coming months as new streaming services prepare to compete in the market.

As many know, the show follows three men and women who start off as best friends (while some end up dating) as they all deal with the trials and tribulations of finding a job, maintaining a relationship and more in New York City.

So use this chance to marathon as many Friends episodes as you can. Netflix didn't use to be in such fierce competition with companies like Warner Bros. and Disney, but it is now. They may not be there for you forever.

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