‘NCIS,’ ‘Friends’ & More Shows Netflix Will Likely Lose to Streaming Rivals (PHOTOS)

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The Office

NBCUniversal has already announced plans to strike this workplace comedy from Netflix next year in 2021 and to add it to the company’s forthcoming streaming service the year after.

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Netflix previously announced it will continue to stream this NBC comedy through all of 2019. However, the series will be leaving the service for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, which is set to launch in the spring of 2020.

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Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s has gotten a big boost from the “Netflix effect,” but the show will soon be pulled from Netflix and offered on Disney’s new streaming service, Deadline reports.

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Another Shondaland success story, Scandal might transfer from Netflix to Hulu now that it owns a majority stake in the platform. (Per HuffPost, Disney head honchos have said they want to save their Disney+ service for more family-oriented fare.)

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Parks and Recreation

The Verge reports that the Leslie Knope and the Pawnee crew of this beloved NBC comedy will “almost certainly end up exclusively on NBCUniversal’s streaming service.”

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The CW’s output deal with Netflix expires this year, TVLine reports, and WarnerMedia Chief Creative Officer Kevin Reilly has already said the company is “very interested” in putting such shows as Riverdale, The Flash, and Arrow on their platform.

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This ’90s-era sitcom aired on NBC, but it was distributed by CBS Television Distribution, and HuffPost has already earmarked Frasier as a show that could leave Netflix in favor of CBS All Access.

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Similarly, this CBS procedural is another CBS Television Distribution title, and it’s one of only a handful of current CBS shows that haven’t already been allocated to CBS All Access. That might change soon, so fans and would-be devotees better start bingeing now!

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TV shows on Netflix come and go all the time as the streaming giant gains and loses rights to those shows. But with the streaming wars heating up and with media conglomerates debuting their own platforms, Netflix is bound to lose some of its heaviest hitters. 

To wit, The Wall Street Journal recently declared that three companies that will soon launch new streaming services “make up nearly 40 percent of the viewing minutes on Netflix.”

Here are some of the Netflix titles that might soon migrate to Disney+, CBS All Access, HBO Max (WarnerMedia), and NBC Universal’s still-untitled streaming service.