'The Office' Fans Are Expressing Their Disappointment With the Show's Departure From Netflix

'The Office' will leave Netflix the moment the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Day, and fans of the beloved sitcom are already mourning the loss.

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The Office will leave Netflix the moment the clock strikes 11:59 p.m. ET on New Year's Eve, and fans of the beloved sitcom are already mourning the loss.

In 2019, NBCUniversal announced that the show would leave the streaming giant and would instead stream exclusively on Peacock, the company's own service. In fact, on Jan. 1, 2021, the first two seasons of The Office will be available to stream for free on the platform, a move that will undoubtedly attract people to try it out. Season 3-9, meanwhile, will only be available to subscribers, with either the $4.99 ad-supported subscription or the $9.99 ad-free version. 

Fans haven't exactly taken the news well, even though it was revealed well over a year ago. Just recently, Craig Robinson, who played Darryl Philbin in the show, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and revealed fans had been directly pleading with him to keep the show on Netflix. "I don't have anything to do with that," he added, saying their efforts to contact him were all for nought. 

When the news was announced, Netflix said in a statement that it was disappointed with the decision. A similar thing happened with another beloved sitcom at the start of 2020, with Friends departing the service on Jan. 1, 2020. 

Check out what fans had to say about The Office finally leaving Netflix below.

When The Office is leaving Netflix and it’s the only thing you used to cope with 2020 pic.twitter.com/5phi5fx6dQ

— Chase Mandell (@chase_mandell) December 31, 2020

Today’s the last day to stream “The Office” on Netflix 🥺 pic.twitter.com/CZm7Af8gxv

— Josue 🤩❄️ (@ImDahDudee) December 31, 2020

“ the office will be taken off Netflix after today “ pic.twitter.com/2eq1xLmn9f

— John (@iam_johnw) December 31, 2020

Today is the final day of The Office on Netflix. Truly, the end of an incredible era. pic.twitter.com/T6SJZ4V0Di

— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) December 31, 2020

I’m really finna scroll thru Netflix and not have the Office as my default. Idk what to do with myself pic.twitter.com/sMd1BeJgm9

— shooh piesty (@amonnnleon) December 31, 2020

the worst part about the office leaving netflix is that i'll never get to see these boyfriends ever again https://t.co/lEtm5O2gsb

— nyles MOVED (@filmstiel) December 31, 2020

Netflix: The last day to watch The Office is December 31st.

Me: pic.twitter.com/s8CMjw8VBj

— Coach E (@Elindsey0) December 31, 2020

Me watching The Office on Netflix for the last time pic.twitter.com/iEDqbs0lXN

— THIQUE (@ScottieBeam) December 31, 2020

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