There was CHAOS online earlier this week, when someone noticed that "Friends" was due to leave Netflix at the start of the New Year.
Netflix quickly assured subscribers that the show would be around through 2019. But as we're finding out now, they had to seriously shell out to make that happen.
The "New York Times" claims that Netflix paid $100 MILLION to keep the show for another year. Other estimates have it around $70 million to $80 million.
Either way, it's a huge jump. Netflix had been paying $30 million a year for "Friends".
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter