ABC, CBS & NBC Series Coming to Netflix in 2020

Content from the big three networks in the United States has been slowly coming to an end over the last few years. Never the less, some of the network’s biggest and best shows will come to Netflix in 2020. Here’s a rundown of all the NBC, ABC and CBS shows expected to be headed to Netflix in 2020.

In previous years, we’ve done individual previews for each of the networks and their content coming to Netflix. However, in most cases, Netflix doesn’t get that much content from these providers given they’re invested in rival streaming services whether that be their own services or investments in other services.

Note: this list only applies to Neflix in the United States. Other regions will vary. 


ABC Shows Coming to Netflix in 2020

ABC mostly holds back its shows for release on Hulu which its parent company, Disney owns. The remaining series which gets new entries added to Netflix all fall under legacy contracts but Netflix has a special interest in two of the shows given they’re created by Shonda Rhimes.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 7)

Expected Netflix Release: Q3-Q4 2020

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is wrapping up in 2020 with the Marvel TV Studios being combined with Marvel’s movie division.

The long-running ABC series features Agent Phil Coulson running Shield alongside a bunch of extraordinary individuals.

Season 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arrived roughly a month after the series had concluded and we expect a similar timeframe for season 7 which is due out in mid-2020.

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16)

Expected Netflix Release: Summer 2020

Shonda Rhime’s most popular show to date remains Grey’s Anatomy which is now into its sixteenth season.

The hospital drama makes up for Netflix’s lack of Originals in the genre.

It’s worth noting too that Private Practice, one of the spin-offs of Grey’s Anatomy was added to Netflix in December 2019.

How to Get Away with Murder (Season 6)

Expected Netflix Release: Q2 2020

The third and final addition from ABC expected to hit Netflix in 2020 is another series from Shonda Rhimes and likewise, is also the final season for the show.

The series is about a group of law students who are involved with a murder plot.


CBS Shows Coming to Netflix in 2020

CBS is expected to only license a single show to Netflix in 2020. They’ve stopped updating Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0 or NCIS and in some cases even removed them.

As you may know, CBS has been keeping its content for CBS All Access.

That means the only title we’re expecting to join Netflix for its final season in 2020 is:

Madam Secretary (Season 6)

Expected Netflix Release: June/July 2020

The only remaining CBS show that gets yearly updates on Netflix is Madam Secretary with every other CBS series not getting updates in 2019.

Téa Leoni reprises her role as Elizabeth McCord which sees her character under constant investigations that threaten her presidency.

Season 6 ran for a shorter 10 episodes to conclude the show which is easily one of the best political drama series.


NBC Shows Coming to Netflix in 2020

NBC shows getting new seasons on Netflix in 2020 is down to three from four. NBC’s Peacock releases in 2020 which is why we’re seeing a reduction in content from the provider.

Good Girls (Season 2)

Netflix Release Date: January 1st

The second season of Good Girls will kickstart Netflix’s 2020 by releasing on January 1st, 2020.

Christina Hendricks, Rhetta and Mae Whitman all return to reprise their roles in the NBC comedy series who continue to find themselves in hot water.

The Blacklist (Season 7)

Expected Netflix Release: September 2020

The Blacklist featuring James Spader is still going strong as part of NBC’s drama lineup and is the only remaining NBC drama to come to Netflix.

Netflix famously paid through the nose for yearly updates to this show which may explain how the show has managed to hit seven seasons.

The Good Place (Season 4)

Expected Netflix Release: September 2020

The Good Place ends with season 4 which sees the innovative and fantastic comedy draw to a close.

With big names, the series has taken many twists and turns over the years and the final season has been fantastic according to critics and viewers alike.

That’s it, folks. This list is set to get even smaller by the time we’re covering the 2021 lineup as most of these shows are in their respective final seasons.