will no longer be available on Netflix in 2021 as NBCUniversal has secured exclusive domestic streaming rights to the beloved series and will make all nine seasons available on its soon-to-be-launched ad-supported streaming service.NBCUniversal’s streaming service is set to launch in 2020 and, beginning in 2021, it will be the exclusive home of The Office for at least the five years following it being made available.
“’The Office’ is one of our most prized series, and we are thrilled it has found an exciting new home where generation after generation will continue to discover and rediscover Michael Scott’s most cringe-worthy moments, Jim and Pam’s will-they-or-won’t-they, and the incredible quirky ensemble that makes each episode a masterclass in comedy,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television.
The Office, since originally premiering on NBC in 2005, has become the number one series on SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) with over 52 billion minutes watched in 2018. In April 2019, The Office was viewed nearly twice as much as the unnamed show in second place.
NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service will feature many television and film franchises, as well as original programming which may or may not include the long-rumored revival of The Office, which NBC has said is a possibility.
While Steve Carell’s time on Netflix as Michael Scott may be coming to an end, Carell himself won’t be going anywhere as Netflix has reunited him with The Office co-creator for Space Force.
Fortunately, There is still time to continue binging episodes of The Office before it leaves Netflix, and be sure to check out our list of the top 25 episodes of The Office to help continue in the celebration of this special show.
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