Netflix Will be the Exclusive Online Home of Complete Prior Seasons of Shows from 2012-13 Season Including 'Revolution', 'The Following', & 'Longmire'

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January 7th, 2013

via press release:

Netflix and Warner Bros. Television Group Sign a

2012-13 Network Slate Deal for Hit Serialized

Dramas From Warner Bros. Television

Netflix Will be the Exclusive Online Home of Complete Prior Seasons of Shows from 2012-13 Season Including Revolution (NBC), The Following (Fox), Longmire (A&E), Political Animals (USA) and 666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Agreement Also Includes Hit Serialized Dramas "Chuck," "Fringe" and "The West Wing"

Jan 7, 2013

BURBANK and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 -- Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Warner Bros. Television Group today announced a licensing agreement allowing U.S. Netflix members to enjoy complete previous seasons of addictive serialized dramas produced by Warner Bros. for top broadcast and cable networks.

Among the shows coming to Netflix next year will be "Revolution," a drama for NBC from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions set in a post-apocalyptic America which ranks as the #1 new series of the 2012–13 television season; "Political Animals," the USA Network miniseries with Sigourney Weaver in a Golden Globe– and Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated role as a former First Lady serving as Secretary of State; "Longmire," A&E's top-rated Western mystery series based on the novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson; and "666 Park Avenue," the ABC supernatural thriller starring Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams.

Also coming to Netflix will be the highly anticipated drama "The Following," starring Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer played by James Purefoy and which premieres January 21 on FOX, as well as hit serialized Warner Bros. Television series "Chuck," "Fringe" and "The West Wing."

"This unprecedented agreement brings to Netflix members earlier and more exclusively than ever before complete previous seasons of some of the most prominent and successful shows on network and cable television," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "Through deals like this, Netflix is making the production economics right for the continued creation of the kind of compelling serialized dramas and thrillers that our members love."

"SVOD has become an important window for our serialized dramas, allowing viewers a chance to discover a series that before might have been intimidating to tune into mid-run," said Bruce Rosenblum, President, Warner Bros. Television Group. "We continue to adapt our business models to include SVOD when it makes sense for the long-term value of each show and are thrilled to have Netflix as one of our distribution partners."

The agreement covers a current slate of eight Warner Bros. shows as well as potential future shows. Under the agreement, the shows can also be made available via traditional syndication windows, electronic sell-through services and on a catch-up basis for recently aired episodes.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 30 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at or follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.

About Warner Bros. Television Group

The Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.' television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. WBTVG is rapidly developing new business models for the evolving television landscape, including subscription-video-on-demand, broadband, wireless and home video exploitation of its vast library. WBTVG is the industry's top supplier of series, supplying an industry-leading 25 series (including one co-production) to the five broadcast networks for the 2012–13 season, with 23 from Warner Bros. Television, two from Warner Horizon Television and at least two series on each of the five broadcast networks. This marks the 21st time in the last 26 years that WBTVG has been the number one supplier of series to broadcasters, and the Studio is the only supplier to have at least one show on each of the five broadcast networks as well as a new series on each of the networks. The Group is also producing nearly a dozen scripted series for cable and pay television networks and nine alternative series for broadcast and cable, while Telepictures Productions is producing seven first-run strips and Warner Bros. Animation has eight animated series. All in all, the Group delivers nearly 60 series to the marketplace.

SOURCE Netflix Inc.

  • Tyler D

    Why aren’t we getting the remaining Work It episodes?

  • MDM

    Awesome news.

  • Pat

    this is HUGE. ive been trying to get my friends into Fringe and Chuck for almost 5 years. The only thing stopping them was being too lazy to borrow my DVD’s and both of the shows not being available on Netflix.

  • Spencer

    Yes! I’ve always wanted to watch Fringe but I could never find anyplace to catch up on all the episodes(besides buying DVD’s) woo!

  • Edward

    Cool, I won’t have to keep borrowing Chuck discs from the library. Netflix is the best way to watch TV.

  • Dan

    Does this mean fans will get to see the last four episodes of 666 Park Avenue if ABC decides NOT to show them this summer as burn off or release the complete series on DVD? God I hope so since they wrapped it up so nicely.

  • Mike K

    I wish they would of said when they’ll be up on Netflix. West Wing already is though.

  • The Original J

    @Tyler D

    Because they want to license content that people will actually watch.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    @Dan that crossed my mind too! in case ABC decides not to air the final 4 episodes during summer, we’ll still get to see them on Netflix so yay! I hope they blow up “the drake” on the series finale lol

    I know The west wing is already out so i dont know why they mentioned it. I’ll finally be able to watch Chuck and Fringe, happy about that.

  • ijahq

    I hope Person of Interest follows soon. I hate that I had to drop that show cause I missed 2 episodes in a row. It’s such a great show.

  • TVDude

    So you need Hulu Plus to get the current season (or a good DVR or just watch it live) and Netflix to get the previous seasons. This almost makes Hulu Plus feel like an upgrade off of Netflix haha. Then again, you can stream these shows for free on the regular Hulu.

  • JC

    Funny this announcement came when it did. I never saw Chuck and never knew what it was about. ust last night I looked it up and decided I wanted to watch it if Netflix had it available. It didnt….

  • JC


    I feel you on that one. I liked POI and missed some of it and got lost. Hopefully it comes at some point.

  • Petar Ivanov


    I will disapoint you. PoI is for syndication and WB will want at least NCIS 2.5 million per episode. I guess USA or TNT will buy it and will air it. But don’t expect it on netflix. Its other type of show. Its best drama and so quality show. Best ‘cop’ show ever.

  • EA

    What does ‘exclusive’ really mean here?

    I know some of these are on amazon prime now. Is that going away?

  • Tony JJ

    Yes I agree about POI. I hate that you cannot catch up on missed episodes I missed one ep this season due to a power outage and had to give up the show! I guess I’ll have to wait for the fall when the blu ray comes out

  • TBFL

    Fringe was already on Amazon Prime…does that mean they will lose it now?

  • poweranimals

    Finally CHUCK’s coming to Netflix. I’ve been waiting for that for a while.

  • PJM

    Why aren’t we getting the remaining Work It episodes?

    Because the average Netflix subscriber has a minimum of self-esteem?

  • cortexifan

    I’m going to ask the same question other have asked on here as well. I got amazon prime because Fringe is on there. Will that go away then?
    Anybody with an answer on that?

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