"The Office" Being Removed from Netflix in 2021

June 26, 2019
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Binge-watchers are up in arms after word leaked on Tuesday that reruns of The Office will be leaving Netflix in 2021. “We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform, but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021,” the streaming platform said in a tweet. “This is disgraceful,” one user wrote in response, while another lamented, “There’s too many streaming services. This needs to stop.” Unfortunately, the move comes down to money: The Hollywood Reporter noted that NBCUniversal's forthcoming streaming platform will pay $100 million a year for five years to have the privilege of having "exclusive domestic streaming rights"