Netflix is already prepared to fill the gaping sitcom hole that will be left behind when Friends moves to HBO Max in 2020 and The Office disappears from its library in 2021. The streaming service announced on Monday that it will be adding Seinfeld to its content fold in 2021.
Jerry &— Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019
All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix - worldwide! - starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl
Seinfeld ran from 1989-1998 and was a smash sensation for NBC's Thursday night line-up alongside fellow heavy-hitters like Mad About You and Friends. All nine seasons of Seinfeld have been available for viewing on Hulu since 2015, after the service forked over a reported $1 million per episode. But that contract will expire in 2021, which is when the series will move to Netflix, which will then host the global streaming rights to the series.
In a statement, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos said of the news, "Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against. It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time."
Seinfeld is still currently available to stream on Hulu until the end of 2020.