‘Friends’ is NOT leaving Netflix on Jan. 1

Netflix has confirmed that Friends will remain on the service throughout 2019, putting the false reports down that claimed the show was leaving Netflix on Jan. 1, 2019 after four years on the service.

A Change.org petition was even launched begging Netflix to keep the title, calling its removal “unfair, unacceptable and downright inhumane.”

Netflix bought the rights to Friends back in 2014 in a massive deal, shelling out $118 million for the rights for all 10 seasons of the former NBC series. The beloved NBC sitcom first became available on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2015, and a resurgence of Friends love among fans on social media became immediately apparent afterwards.

While Friends will remain on Netflix through 2019, they has canceled three of its Marvel series — Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil.