All good things must eventually come to an end, including Parks and Recreation‘s residence on Netflix. Fans have recently noticed that the unthinkable is in fact happening: Parks and Recreation is leaving the streaming giant this October.
Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, Parks and Rec ran from 2009 to 2015. After a rocky first season it found its groove, becoming one of the most cheerful, empowering, and silliest comedies around. If you ever need a reminder about that government can be good, this is it. When exactly is this beloved sitcom leaving Netflix? Where can you watch Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins’ glorious friendship the rest of this never-ending year? And exactly how many times can you binge watch this masterpiece before it leaves? Consider this your guide to all your pressing Parks and Rec questions.
Is Parks and Recreation Leaving Netflix?
Sadly, Pawnee will be moving on to other pastures. In September of 2019 it was announced that the beloved NBC sitcom would be leaving Netflix in 2020. But don’t fret too much; you still have enough time for a couple more binge watches.
When Is Parks and Recreation Leaving Netflix?
Officially it’s been reported that Parks and Rec will leave Netflix in October of 2020. But Netflix’s show page for the sitcom gives a more specific departure date. According to the show page, the series is set to leave Netflix on October 1, 2020.
There are a couple of reasons why this albeit sad news isn’t the end of the world. First of all, October is pretty far away. If you didn’t stop watching, it would take you two days and 15 hours to watch all of Parks and Recreation’s 126 episodes. That means you have time for 11 consecutive binge watches of the best parks department in the world. Treat yo self this month to at least one. Also, just because Parks and Rec is disappearing from Netflix doesn’t mean it will be gone from streaming for good …
Where Can I Watch Parks and Recreation After It Leaves Netflix?
After Parks and Rec leaves Netflix this October it will be heading to Peacock. See? Leslie Knope will never leave you. At the moment it’s unclear exactly when Parks and Recreation will be on NBC’s new streaming service, but we can likely expect it to appear after October 1. Decider has reached out to Peacock for further info.
This move is good news even if you have yet to sign up for Peacock. Even if you don’t want to pay for anther TV service, the streaming hub has a free tier. While we don’t know for sure if Parks and Rec will be included to watch for free with ads there’s a very good chance at least a few episodes will be available without requiring you to pay a dime. As a wise man once said, sometimes you need to work a little so you can ball a lot.