The unthinkable has happened. After two years of swirling rumors, Netflix has made it official: The Office is officially leaving Netflix on December 31, 2020. Michael Scott sums up our feelings best: "It's simply beyond words, it's incalculable." And, in the words of the one and only Kelly Kapoor: "I have a lot of questions. Number one, how dare you?"
Although this is a major disappointment for The Office fans, the show isn't leaving the streaming world entirely. Starting in the new year, you can stream The Office on Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal. It makes sense, really: NBCUniversal owns the streaming rights to The Office, so it's really theirs for the taking.
Actually, this may be more cost-effective for you. Peacock has three tiers, ranging in price and programming selections:
Peacock is completely free and comes with over 13,000 hours of programming.
Peacock Premium is $4.99/month and has over 20,000 hours of programming, including a range of movies, TV shows, and live TV.
Peacock Premium Plus is $9.99/month and has over 20,000 hours of programming (same as Peacock Premium) without ads.
You also have the option to sign up for a free seven-day trial, so you can test out Peacock before you make the plunge. At this point, it's unclear which tier The Office will fall in. We're hopeful, though: Parks and Recreation, which was also booted off Netflix for Peacock, is in the free tier.
In the meantime, your best bet is to binge The Office all December long, just in case it comes with a price next year. Or you can buy the DVD set on Amazon, so you never have to rely on a streaming service to get your Dunder Mifflin fix ever again.
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