After just one year, the classic sitcom comedy series Major Dad will leave Netflix in the United States.
Airing on CBS between 1989 and 1993, the series is often a forgotten classic when it comes to sitcoms.
The cast included Beverly Archer, Matt Mulhern, Jon Cypher, Marisa Ryan, Nicole Dubuc and Chelsea Hertford. It was about a U.S. Marine finding that his once-orderly life was no longer entirely under his command after he married a journalist and became stepfather to her daughters.
As we first reported back in August 2021, the show unexpectedly headed to Netflix on September 1. The four seasons consisting of 96 episodes have been available on the platform ever since.
Netflix added the series in its original 4:3 aspect ratio so it wouldn’t get any HD upgrades like Seinfeld did when it came across Hulu (and subsequently Netflix).
As you may know, Netflix has been slowly losing its collection of classic shows in recent years as distributors pull back their catalogs to power their own streaming services.
As it stands, Netflix is the exclusive streaming home for the show with no other streamers carrying it.
After leaving Netflix in full on September 1, you’d think there are only two candidates for the show’s next run. Most likely is Peacock, owned by Universal/Comcast who serve as distributors or Paramount+ owned by CBS/Paramount since CBS was the show’s original network.
Universal Television’s short-term license generally matches what we’ve seen with licensed TV shows in recent years.
Universal, in particular, has been licensing TV series to Netflix for some time on short, one-year deals. Good examples include Friday night lights and 30 Rockboth licensed to Netflix under short one-year contracts.
The reason they do this is probably twofold. First, Netflix is getting some short-term cash and second, they’re playing the long game by enticing people addicted to these shows to hopefully bring them to their own streaming service, in this case, Peacock.
For more on what’s leaving Netflix, keep it locked here at What’s on Netflix. We have listed Major Dad alongside all of the currently known movies set to leave Netflix in September 2022 here.
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