The day is finally coming. We learned a few short months ago that HGTV had not reached a new deal with Netflix, which meant some big shows would be leaving the streaming service. Today Netflix announced that the first two seasons of Fixer Upper that are currently available on the streaming service will not be there much longer. Fixer Upper is leaving Netflix on January 1.
The announcement was made by Netflix today, and also happens to mention quite a few other shows that are leaving the streaming service, unfortunately including Saved by the Bell and Murder, She Wrote. A 30 for 30 documentary is out, as well. Other popular HGTV series Property Brothers is also saying goodbye to the streaming service, although that show doesn't currently have the same buzz that Chip and Jojo have been bringing in with Fixer Upper. All in all, we really hope you weren't in the middle of binge-watching any of these shows.
Netflix has always lost some movies and TV shows each month, but there have been a lot of additional TV programs leaving the streaming service recently. Netflix has been spending its budget producing a slew of originals across a variety of genres, including dramas, comedies, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and more. With so many new programs hitting the schedule each week, it's easy to see why Netflix would have to trim the fat elsewhere; it's just unfortunate that means some really great shows and movies have to go.
In fact, a lot of them have gone. In recent months, we've said goodbye to Chuck, Psych and more popular TV shows. The recent announcement from HGTV and Netflix regarding the non-renewal of a deal also relayed that its not just HGTV shows that will be leaving the streaming service. We also learned that DIY programs, as well as shows from Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Cooking Channel will also be disappearing from Netflix in 2017. This means that stuff like Food Network Star and Worst Cooks in America are also out as part of the new deal.
In the case of Fixer Upper, the home renovation series started airing its fourth season in November, so there are plenty of episodes of the show that were not on Netflix to begin with. If you have traditional cable, you can catch the series on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET, only on HGTV. If you aren't a cable subscriber, you can also check out episodes over at Amazon. If you'd like to look a little more on the bright side, you can find out what stuff is coming to Netflix this January, or check out our Netflix TV premiere schedule for new and returning shows.