Lost, White Collar, This Is Us, and more Disney shows are headed to Netflix

THIS IS US -- "Don't Let Me Keep You" Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
THIS IS US -- "Don't Let Me Keep You" Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC) /

Netflix is betting big on licensing content on the heels of significant successes like Suits, Young Sheldon, and the recent addition of several Warner Bros. films like the DCEU movies Aquaman, Shazam, Suicide Squad, The Batman, and more. Next, Netflix and Disney are looking to help each other out yet again with a new deal that will see 14 Disney series streaming on Netflix.

Deadline reports that the two mega streamers are going to share streaming rights for big titles such as Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, This Is Us, White Collar, and more. All 19 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are currently available to watch on Netflix and Hulu, and that won’t be changing anytime soon. The long-running medical drama will return for its 20th season in 2024 and in the meantime, fans can watch or rewatch episodes on either platform anytime they want.

These new licensing deals come at a time when Netflix is returning to its roots. Ted Sarandos calls Netflix’s licensing goals “the natural state of the business,” adding that studios were always meant to license shows to each other.

Given that the “Netflix bump” still seems to very much be a thing even in 2023, it’s understandable why we’re seeing more of these streamers merging and selling off properties to one another in the hopes they can become profitable.

Besides Grey’s Anatomy, Disney is also going to license some of its other notable shows to Netflix on a non-exclusive basis for at least 18 months. Non-exclusive means that these shows will continue to stream on whatever platform they are currently available on, so, for instance, White Collar will now be on Hulu, Freevee, and Netflix.

Another surprising addition to the line-up of is the ABC sitcom The Hughleys which ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2000. It will be the first time the series has been available to stream and it will be on both Hulu and Netflix.

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When are all of these shows coming to Netflix?

Disney and Netflix have apparently mapped out 2024 already since Deadline was able to provide the dates for when the aforementioned shows are coming to Netflix.

Here is a list of the Disney series getting a Netflix window with the start date in order of when they’re coming.

  • The Wonder Years: Jan. 1, 2024
  • This is Us: Jan. 8, 2024
  • My Wife & Kids: Feb. 5, 2024
  • ESPN 30 for 30: 25 episodes; premiere dates vary between Feb-Dec
  • The Resident: Mar. 4, 2024
  • White Collar: Apr. 1, 2024
  • Reba: May 6, 2024
  • Archer: May 13, 2024
  • How I Met You Mother: Jun. 3, 2024
  • Lost: Jul. 1, 2024
  • Prison Break: Jul. 29, 2024
  • The Hughleys: Sept. 2, 2024 (also coming to Hulu)
  • The Bernie Mac Show: Jan. 1, 2025
  • Home Improvement: Feb. 1, 2025

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