The CW’s One Tree Hill looks like it’ll be leaving Netflix in its entirety on October 1st unless Netflix can renew the license. We’ve got all the details you need about the show leaving plus ways you can let Netflix know you’re unhappy about the decision. All nine seasons are currently scheduled to leave Netflix on October 1st, 2017.
2017 has been a big year for Netflix given that it seemingly is transitioning to be an exclusive only platform favoring its own content or deals which would see the content gated off from other platforms. Already, we’ve seen big titles from the BBC, FOX, and FX continue to leave Netflix throughout the year but it looks as though The CW is next clearing some of its back catalogs off of Netflix.
In case you weren’t aware, Netflix renews most third party stuff (like content from The CW) on an annual basis for a fixed fee. Netflix has to justify spending the money on renewing. In the case of older shows, it gets hard to justify if you consider most people have already seen it.
Some CW shows have also been put up for renewal although their circumstances are slightly different. On September 3rd, Netflix removed season 8 of The Vampire Diaries and season 4 of Reign. Netflix informed us that it was a technical difficulty and they were looking to restore the license.
Hopefully, it’s just a mistake but given all seasons are up for removal it’s likely they’re letting the show go which is interesting considering Gossip Girl will remain. We’ll keep you up to date on the show’s exit as we get closer to the date. You can also keep an eye out for other titles leaving Netflix in October here.
How to let Netflix you want One Tree Hill renewed?
There are several ways you can let Netflix know about your discontent. The first is through the site’s official social media accounts. You also have the option to submit titles to Netflix and talk to representatives on Netflix’s help site.
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