30 Rock will return to Netflix in the US, having left the service in October 2017. It”s something of a surprise license for Netflix, as NBC Universal has virtually removed its library from Netflix in recent years.
All 7 seasons, spanning 135 episodes in total, were last seen on Netflix for an extended period before being dropped at the end of 2017. Now they”re coming back on August 1, 2021. This was confirmed for the first time on Netflix social networks in the US.
The sitcom comes from Tina Fey, who starred alongside the likes of Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit and, of course, Alec Baldwin.
“Listen to five. A ten is talking. ”
30 Rock: The Complete Series will hit Netflix US on August 1st! pic.twitter.com/7VQk47huDz
– Netflix (@netflix) July 19, 2021
Netflix will not be 30 Rock”s exclusive home, however. It”s already available on a number of other services, including Hulu, Prime Video and, of course, NBC Universal”s premier Peacock streaming service, both free and premium.
No other streaming service has been announced, however, in recent months a large number of NBC Universal sitcoms have joined Netflix internationally. In the beginning of the year The office, parks and recreation and superstore joined Netflix in most regions outside the United States. That”s in addition to Netflix taking the Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a few other NBC megahits internationally.
Whether this now sets a precedent for some of the other NBC shows that Netflix US has missed in recent years is unclear. Netflix notably wanted to keep The office who departed on January 1, 2021.
As we mentioned, this is a little different for NBC Universal over the past few months and years. They have followed most other major platforms in pulling their content in favor of their own service. In recent weeks, however, they”ve signed lucrative deals for Universal”s animated roster, including Dreamworks and Illumination, and secured some library titles for years to come.
Some of Tina Fey”s other works can be found on Netflix. Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable is still on Netflix with four full seasons and an interactive special. Fey also starred in wine country released in 2019, which was written by Amy Poehler, fellow at SNL/NBC.
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