The Emmy Award–winning NBC series The Office has been a mainstay on Netflix for years, but that's all about to change.
The series ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013, but fans have long since continued to watch the show on the streaming platform. It has remained a cultural icon for fans who watched it week-to-week and those who have only seen it on Netflix.
With new streaming platforms like Disney + and NBC's NBCUniversal, a war over fan-favorite TV shows and movies has begun. Netflix has even announced a brand-new workplace comedy series starring Steve Carell in retaliation.
The beloved series will leave January 2021, so there is still plenty of time to binge-watch every episode before the series jumps ship.
Bad news for Office fans: Streaming the beloved series his about to become more difficult.
According to The Daily Dot, Netflix's most-watched show of 2018 was the NBC workplace comedy. People everywhere have binged every episode of the nine-season series. Now fans will have to subscribe to NBCUniversal to get their Office fix. With a new streaming service announced regularly, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the network would come up with its own method to get viewers.
Say goodbye to the epic pranks that Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) pulled on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).
The first episode revealed Jim to be a notorious prankster, and this one surpassed the rest in the pilot episode. "He put my stuff in jello again," Dwight exclaims in this scene. Some of the other standout pranks include his Pavlov's Dog test in which he gets Dwight to ask for a mint every time he hears a chime from Jim's computer. Jim also somehow flips the script when Dwight interrogates his coworkers about a joint found near the office, and he convinces Dwight that he actually smoked the weed himself. Jim even convinces Dwight to buy "magic" beans at the warehouse garage sale.
In the meantime, keep up with all things Office, including the hilarious blooper reels available on YouTube and every episode until they swap platforms in January 2021.
Luckily there is still plenty of time to get as much Office from Netflix as you can — an entire year and a half before it's gone for good. Plus, there are lots of outtakes from the set and interviews with cast members on YouTube. Some have more than 10 million views, because The Office fandom is that strong.