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How To Stream Parks And Recreation In The UK Now It Has Left Netflix

Sonja Tutty

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How To Stream Parks And Recreation In The UK Now It Has Left Netflix

Netflix has lost Parks and Recreation this month alongside other fan favourite shows as the streaming giant struggles to keep up with competitors.

The seven season series was removed from the streaming giant's shrinking library today as was Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock. The beloved show has 126 episodes - plenty to keep fans endlessly rewatching the comedy series.

In the show, Amy Poehler stars as Leslie Knope, a kooky deputy director of the parks department in Pawnee, Indiana. UK fans will no doubt miss the antic of the all-star cast of Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari and many more brilliant actors.


Why is Parks and Recreation not on Netflix?

Like Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock, Parks and Rec is a NBCUniversal show. The show was only briefly licensed to Netflix by NBCUniversal as it first became available on the UK site in February 2021. This was part of a one year content licences. that was was extended for a few months.

NBCUniversal did not renew the licence which finally came to an end this month.

It also comes alongside news reported by Variety this summer that Netflix cut about 150 employees, roughly 70 part-times jobs, and 26 contractors. It recently let go of an additional 300 staff members.

The streaming site has cancelled dozens of shows in recent months. Its subscriber count dropped by 200,000 in the first quarter of this year and a further 970,000 in the second quarter.

Where can I watch Parks and Recreation?

All is not lost as Parks and Rec is heading to NBCUniversal's own streaming platform, Peacock. The platform is owned by Comcast of which NBCUniversal is a subsidiary.

In the UK, the show will be available on NowTV in its Peacock section.

In Australia, the show has been moved to streaming site Stan.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Chris Pratt, Netflix

Sonja Tutty
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