Friends, Riverdale and all the other Warner shows likely leaving Netflix

1999 Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, And Lisa Kudrow Star In The Latest Season Of 'Friends.' (Photo By Getty Images)
1999 Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, And Lisa Kudrow Star In The Latest Season Of 'Friends.' (Photo By Getty Images) /

Friends, Riverdale, Arrow and a bunch of other Warner Bros. TV shows will likely be leaving Netflix and joining the WarnerMedia streaming service.

It’s looking more likely that a bunch of shows distributed by Warner Bros. TV will be leaving Netflix in the near future. Unfortunately, these shows are some of the biggest shows on the streaming service, including Friends, Riverdale, Shameless, Gilmore Girls and more.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson recently confirmed the plan for the new WarnerMedia streaming service, and that plan includes taking back all the major Warner Bros. TV shows and making them available exclusively on the WarnerMedia streaming service, according to The Dallas Morning News.

For those who don’t know, AT&T owns WarnerMedia, which includes Warner Bros. TV, the distributor of a ton of great shows.

This is not necessarily surprising. We’ve been hearing similar things from all those associated with the WarnerMedia streaming service. The plan also includes HBO, which is also owned by AT&T, in the new WarnerMedia streaming service.

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There are a ton of good Warner Bros. TV shows available to stream on Netflix. Here are just a few of the major Warner Bros. TV shows that could be leaving Netflix:

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  • Friends
  • The West Wing
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Supernatural
  • Gossip Girl
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Shameless
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Riverdale
  • The Flash
  • Arrow
  • The Originals
  • Gotham
  • The 100 
  • Jane the Virgin
  • iZombie
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Supergirl
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Black Lightning
  • Legacies

It’s unclear when or how Warner will pull this off. There are so many Warner Bros. TV shows on Netflix, and because it’s not a blanket deal between Warner Bros. TV and Netflix, it’s impossible to know, at this point, what the terms are in all those contracts for Netflix licensing those shows. Once those contracts expire, they’ll likely leave Netflix.

Friends was already supposed to be leaving Netflix in 2019, but Netflix paid a lot of money to keep the series on the streaming service for at least one more year. It’s possible they could do the same thing again in the future, but it’s looking more like WarnerMedia wants their big show back for their streaming service.

According to the report, the WarnerMedia streaming service is going to launch later this year. It doesn’t sound like all those shows will be on the streaming service at the time of launch, but we still don’t know many details about that.

All we know is that WarnerMedia is interested in taking all their IP from Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services and bringing them to one home. Combined with all the HBO content, the new WarnerMedia streaming service seems like an increasingly better deal by the day.

With Netflix, Disney Plus and Hulu, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal and Amazon Prime Video, there’s going to be a lot of competition in this space. Subscribing to all these services, including Apple’s new streaming service, is going to be super expensive, and I don’t know how everyone will afford these streaming services, although it’s been reported that NBCUniversal will be free.

According to the report, Netflix is not going to be the only streaming service that suffers from all the Warner Bros. TV shows leaving. Hulu and Amazon Prime (if they have any Warner Bros. TV shows) will also see those titles leave.

We’ll let you know more about these shows leaving Netflix when we know more information. Stay tuned!

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