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"Friends" Is No Longer Leaving Netflix On January 1 And Everything Is OK Again

Update: Netflix heard us and it's not going anywhere!

UPDATE: Well, as Elle Woods would say...we did it! After our collective outrage and shock, Netflix granted our holiday wishes. Friends isn't going anywhere in 2019!

The Holiday Armadillo has granted your wish: “Friends” will still be there for you in the US throughout 2019

I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, so I'm just going to rip this band-aid right off — Friends is leaving Netflix in the United States at the end of the year:

That's right, as you are ringing in 2019, making resolutions about leather pants or doing the routine, Friends will be leaving right before our very eyes:

Friends is leaving Netflix in January...

And even though I own all 10 seasons on DVD and have cable, I'm still distraught about this news. (I really can't explain it, but it's just how I feel!!!!)

Young people are aghast that FRIENDS will leave Netflix next year. Excited for them to discover this scrappy upstart streaming service "TBS All Afternoon Most Days."

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one having a strong reaction to this news. Like, we're FINE:

me finding out that Friends is getting taken off on netflix


Finding out Netflix is removing Friends...

We're...NOT FINE, OKAY!!!!!!

Me @ netflix when i found out they’re taking friends off

I don't care what Frankie say, how can I EVER relax again?


The small silver lining is people are speculating this means the show will be coming to Warner Media's upcoming streaming service in late 2019.

But, anyway, now's your last chance for Friends marathons. Have a great December!!!


There might still be some hope! Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter that the show's "departure is a rumor" and the 1/1/2019 date has since been removed from Netflix.