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Why is “Friends” gone from Netflix?
January 02, 2020 5:14PM
Netflix’s streaming deal with Friends ended as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s. Netflix simply got outbid—last June, The Hollywood Reporter reported that HBO Max, a streaming service launching in May, agreed to pay $85 million a year for five years of that Friends-y goodness.
The New Year’s blues will come around next year, too, as The Office will leave Netflix on Jan. 1, 2021, and reappear on NBCUniversal’s planned streaming service, Peacock, soon after.