Will ‘Cheers’ from NBC be Leaving Netflix?

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One of the biggest sitcoms from the 1980s and early 1990s could soon be departing Netflix for a new home. Will Cheers be leaving Netflix? Let’s take a look.

As you may have heard, NBC is kickstarting its brand new streaming service bolstered mainly by its back catalog. It’s already going to be seeing Parks and Recreation leave Netflix in October 2020 and The Office leave in January 2021.

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Cheers is a huge series that spanned 11 seasons and featured the early talents of Ted Danson, Rhea Pearlman, John Ratzenberger and many more. The show focused on the regulars of a Boston bar sharing while working and of course, drinking.


So with Peacock and the way and NBC likely going to be claiming back the licensing to their titles over the next few years from both Hulu and Netflix, will Cheers soon be following?

Well, it looks like the answer is yes. Cheers has been announced to be headed to Peacock but its exclusivity is not yet known. 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.

When will Cheers leave Netflix?

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. The series first got last renewed on Netflix in July 2017 and likely gets its contract renewed in that month. The number of years Netflix has the license, however, is not clear.

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. That could mean that they keep licensing it out to multiple providers, including Netflix.

However, according to that report from THR, Cheers is set to be eventually exclusive on the platform so you can expect it to leave Netflix, Hulu, and CBS All Access at some point.

A Spanish reboot of the series never found its way onto Netflix.

We found many people still using Netflix to catch up with Cheers or more likely, rewatch.

Will you miss Cheers from Netflix should it leave? Let us know in the comments.

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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com