“NO! GOD! PLEASE NO!” NBCUniversal Is Paying $500 Million To Pull “The Office” Off Netflix For Its Upcoming Streaming Service

Your favorite paper company crew will no longer have a home on Netflix, as NBC will be pulling “The Office” from the streaming service.

NBCUniversal is paying Netflix a whopping $500 million to have the hit single-camera show removed so the network can add it to their new, upcoming streaming service, which will launch in 2020. The network announced on Tuesday that it will be playing the show exclusively on the new platform beginning in 2021.

”The Office has become a staple of pop culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, in a statement. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”

In a tweet, Netflix responded to the announcement saying, “We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021.” The show went on for nine seasons and took home an Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show stars Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, John Kraskinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, and Rain Wilson.

NBC now joins several networks who are transitioning into the streaming service including, Disney, BET, HBO Now, CBS All Access and more.

Should we all just go back to cable?

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