Netflix subscribers everywhere were up in arms over the past few days after noticing an expiration date of January 1st for the 236-episode NBC series Friends. Fortunately, an expiration date is not a guaranteed death sentence. It just means the contract has yet to be renewed.
As the Inquisitr has previously reported, Netflix subscribers who were fans of the series took to social media in a panic. Many threatened to cancel their subscriptions. Petitions to keep the show in the streaming library quickly started popping up.
Fortunately, Netflix reassured subscribers a few days ago that there was no reason to panic as Friends would not be leaving the streaming library in 2019 as originally scheduled. It, however, has recently come to light that the streaming giant paid a pretty hefty price tag to keep the NBC sitcom in their library, to keep their subscribers happy.