Netflix is Removing Bob’s Burgers April 1st – Here’s How to Request it Stays

Bad news, burger fans, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is leaving Netflix April 1st, and this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

As of right now, Netflix’s licensing deal with FOX to stream Bob’s Burgers is ending at the end of March, and that unfortunately means the show won’t be available on Netflix.

For those less familiar, ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ follows a cartoon family of misfits who own and operate a small burger joint. Something akin to Family Guy and The Simpsons, the series has fit in nicely with the rest of the FOX lineup and has been a ratings winner for the network.

>>Related: You can still get Bob’s Burgers on Amazon here<<

The show has seen a surge in popularity as of late, which has likely led to higher licensing costs, and thus Netflix had to pass on re-signing a contract for the series. It’s also possible that FOX is planning on another exclusive deal with a different service, perhaps Hulu or Amazon Prime.

Interested in requesting that Netflix keep ‘Bob’s Burgers’ stay on the service? Netflix has a handy page where you can submit your favorite movies and TV shows. We’re no sure who is paying attention at the other end of the line on this form, but we do know that Netflix picks their content based off of what people are demanding. You can put in a request here.

In general we expect more of our favorite titles to disappear from Netflix as time progresses. Their strategy is heavily focused on bringing in more Netflix originals and less on licensing content from third parties.

  • Vanessak69

    If that’s their strategy, I see myself taking my streaming business elsewhere.

    Also, boo. Bobs Burgers is my favorite Netflix title.

    • Takwin

      EVERYONE’s strategy is original content. You own it forever, don’t have to pay different fees, don’t need to negotiate anything, and can do a worldwide simultaneous release. Netflix will have so much original content in 5 years, you couldn’t watch it AND keep up with the new stuff…ever.

      The services will compete somewhat for the licensing of others’ shows, but Netflix and Amazon will get most of it, and Hulu will get some too. Netflix’s exclusives are just too good for us to cancel.

      • Vanessak69

        I get that it’s everyone strategy. Netflix does put out a lot of original content, more than I can keep up with. But I’m only interested in a portion of it. It’s also not the reason I subscribe to Netflix. If they are going to keep losing licensed content, it makes less and less sense to pay for both them and Hulu.

  • FeminismForEverybody

    hank you for contacting Netflix customer support.

    Here is the transcript from your recent chat with customer support:

    Inquiry about a show
    Hi Melissa, I’ve heard Bob’s Burgers is and is not leaving netflix on April 1st. Can you confirm one way or the other?
    Netflix Melissa
    Sure Let me check the info I have on Bob’s Burger for you, allow me a moment.
    Sure thing. Thanks
    Netflix Melissa
    You’re welcome!
    Netflix Melissa
    Hey hey, I am back! I was just checking this and as of this momen we don’t have any date of expiration for Bob’s Burger, so you don’t have to worry about Bob and Linda won’t be going anywhere! 🙂
    Haha thanks Melissa appreciate it. A lot of “news” out there saying otherwise!
    Have a good one

    • Cielmerlion

      Says it right in netflix when you watch bobs burgers in the beginning

      • Jakki Castorena

        It said the same thing about It’s always sunny in Philadelphia but it’s still there

  • Trixie B Lulamoon

    1st april. rings a bell?

  • kdcui

    New Netflix Original: Harry’s Hotdogs!