Netflix Backtracks on its “Friends” Removal

David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, Lisa Kudrow on "Friends." Photo by Warner Bros TV/Bright/Kauffman/Crane Pro/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886065p)

Don’t worry, friends of Friends, this is the one where Netflix listens to the people.

The internet was in uproars when it was announced that the streaming service would be removing all 10 seasons of Friends from its bouquet on the 1st of January.

After fans threatened the cancel their accounts, Netflix sought to clarify the situation that, no, they’re not going on a break!

“The Holiday Armadillo has granted your wish: Friends will still be there for you in the US throughout 2019,” wrote the official Netflix account alongside a picture of Ross dressed as the aforementioned Holiday Armadillo.

It has now been reported that Netflix will be paying $100 million to keep broadcasting the series — more than three times the previous amount.

By the time Friends completed all 230 episodes in 2004, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt Le Blanc were the highest-paid actors on television, earning $1 million per episode.

At least they’ll still be here for us!