‘Friends’ is leaving Netflix in 2020


It was fun while it lasted, but Friends is leaving Netflix in 2020. The popular ’90s sitcom is heading to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. This comes even after Netflix last year signed an $80 million deal to retain the beloved show through 2019.

HBO Max will feature 10,000 hours of programming, WarnerMedia said in a statement. The platform will vie for supremacy against Netflix, Walt Disney Co’s upcoming streaming service, and other prominent content providers.

Friends, which ran for 10 seasons as one of the most popular sitcoms in the world, was the second most-watched show on Netlix. This is according to Nielsen data from 2018. Taking to Twitter, Netflix said it was “sorry to see Friends go,” and that it was thankful for the memories.

Friends ran from 1994 to 2004. It starred Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.

So If you want to do a Friends marathon, now’s the best time to do so before they leave Netflix for good.

(Featured image:  Warner Bros. Television)

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