Netflix could soon become the new home for one of the most popular sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s. Is Cheers leaving Netflix? Let’s take a look.
NBC has launched its new streaming service, bolstered mainly through its back catalogue. It’s already going to be seeing Parks and Recreation leave Netflix in October 2020 and The Office leave in January 2021.
Cheers was a great series. It lasted 11 seasons. The show featured Ted Danson's early talent, Rhea Perlman and John Ratzenberger, among others. It was about the bartenders at a Boston bar who shared their drinking and worked together.
With Peacock, NBC and the Way likely to be claiming the licensing rights to their titles in the coming years from Hulu as well as Netflix, is Cheers on the horizon?
It seems that the answer to this question is yes. Although Cheers was announced as coming to Peacock, its exclusivity has not been confirmed. At the moment, Netflix along with Hulu and CBS All Access (we’ll come onto this in a second) all carry the show as of right now.
At this point, we don’t know the exactly if and when Cheers will be leaving Netflix.
If the series is to leave in 2020, it’d likely be done in July 2020. It was renewed for the first time on Netflix July 2017, and it is likely that its current contract will be renewed during this month. It is unclear how long Netflix holds the license.
Of course, the major difference between Cheers and Parks and Recreation and The Office is that NBC isn’t the distributor for the show. CBS is. This could indicate that the company licenses it to other providers such as Netflix.
According to THR's report, Cheers will eventually be exclusive to the platform. You can therefore expect it to quit Netflix, Hulu and CBS All Access.
Netflix has yet to release a Spanish version of this series.
Many people are still watching Netflix for Cheers, or rewatching.
If Netflix leaves, will you be missing Cheers? Comment below.
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