'Friends' May Not Be Leaving Netflix After All

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Friends fans, it may be time to pivot your streaming to another service.

On Sunday, viewers of the beloved series noticed an unwelcome addition to the show's page on Netflix -- an "available until" date. According to the site, Friends will only remain on Netflix until Jan. 1, 2019.

However, the the “Jan. 1” removal date has now been deleted and Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday that the show's "departure is a rumor."

ET has reached out to Netflix for comment. 

The sitcom's presumed departure date would come on the four-year anniversary of its arrival on Netflix. If Friends indeed leaves Netlfix, it's likely to end up on another streaming service, though, as AT&T -- the parent company of Warner Bros., which was the studio behind Friends -- is launching a streaming service of its own.

 

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The iconic series -- which starred the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox -- ran from 1994 to 2004 and has continued to be revered nearly 15 years after going off the air.

Fans were understandably disappointed by the news, with many -- including Bachelorettealum Blake Horstmann and singer Hayley Kiyoko -- taking to Twitter to share their frustration.

Back in October, ET caught up with Cox, who reflected on starring on what she called the "best show." Watch the video below to see what else she had to say:

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