The Office, The Good Place, Parks and Rec and all the NBC shows might be leaving Netflix and moving to NBC’s streaming service in the future.
NBC’s new streaming announcement may feel like a trip to the bad place instead of the good place. Will your favorite NBC shows like The Office, The Good Place and The Blacklist be leaving Netflix and heading to the new platform?
NBC News reports that beginning in 2020 they will offer a new free streaming platform. They plan to offer live events plus their original content. So, do you have to worry about losing your favorite NBC shows on Netflix? Currently, multiple titles owned by NBC are on the platform.
It looks like we may still be able to get our Parks and Recreation and The Good Place fix on Netflix unless something changes. NBC says that they will plan to keep streaming on other platforms ( including Netflix) but that they are “retaining rights to certain titles for its new service,” according to the report.
Their new streaming service will be free and supported by ads for current pay TV customers. For cord cutters who don’t already subscribe, it will be about $12 a month according to CNBC.
Even with the newly announced Netflix price hike, NBC may struggle to bring over cord cutters. Even at a $16 a month fee for the high end of Netflix subscribers, Barron’s reports that “it has a much larger library and no ads” to compete with the new ad-supported platform. I think they may have a hard time getting new subscribers, but if they pull our favorite shows from Netflix, we may have no choice.
Here are some of the shows currently on Netflix that could be pulled since NBC owns the rights to them:
- Parks and recreation
- Law and Order: SUV
- The Blacklist
- The Good Place
- Good Girls
- The Office
What shows would you be sad to see leave Netflix? Do you plan to try out the new NBC streaming service in 2020? Let us know in the comments section.