When will ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Leave Netflix?

When will ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Leave Netflix?

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One of the often overlooked sitcoms on Netflix is ​​Kim’s Convenience, which streams on most Netflix regions worldwide. With all five seasons of the show now airing, we’re starting to see the show scrapped. Here’s when we expect that to happen, with Netflix Canada set to lose the show first.

Kim’s Convenience is a Canadian television sitcom that first aired in 2016.

The series starred Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (who will star in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2023), Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu, Andrew Phung and Nicole Power.

The show revolves around the lives of the Kim family, who run a convenience store in Toronto, and the variety of characters who frequent the store. The series follows the Kims as they navigate their relationships, personal struggles, and the ups and downs of running a small business.

Most Netflix regions started receiving Kim’s Convenience in 2018, with regular drops after each season aired first on CBC.

Kim’s Convenience is leaving Netflix Canada in March 2023

Let’s start with Netflix Canada, which is set to lose all five seasons of Kim’s Convenience in March 2023. It’s the first major Netflix region to lose the series.

A removal notice on the show’s page says your “last day to watch on Netflix” is February 28.

Kim’s Convenience Drop Date on Netflix Canada

The removal of Kim’s Convenience from Netflix in Canada coincides with CBC pulling the majority of its programming from the service in favor of airing it on CBC Gem.

According to The Star, CBC’s Chuck Thompson told them, “CBC chose not to renew Netflix Canada’s license for these titles in order to give its own streaming service CBC Gem a programming advantage.”

Other titles leaving Netflix Canada in March 2023 include Heartland, Moonshine, Schitt’s Creek (which also left Netflix in the US) and When Calls the Heart.

When will Kim’s Convenience leave Netflix in other regions?

According to our research, most Netflix regions will now retain Kim’s Convenience a few years longer than Canada.

In the UK and US, our current understanding is that Netflix will keep the series in its entirety until June 2026.

This coincides five years after the fifth and final season hit Netflix on June 2, 2021 (at least in the US), which is pretty standard for Netflix licensing deals.

Of course, Netflix is ​​free to negotiate renewals for the show so it can always be launched further down the road.

Will you miss Kim’s Convenience when it leaves Netflix in Canada or elsewhere? Let us know below.

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