For now, you have just under a month to attempt to binge the entire series again, or at least get in one last viewing of favorites like "The One Where No One's Ready" or "The One With the Cop" featuring the seminal "pivot" scene. Instead of Netflix saying, "We were on a break," to Friends, they finalized their breakup with the series -- and until it arrives on the new Warner Media platform, you (unfortunately) will have to, too.
Update 12/3 4:54pm: To make things more complicated, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter that the show's January 1, 2019 departure is just a rumor, although licensing negations are still in flux.
Update 12/3 6:07pm: Netflix confirmed to THR that Friends will remain available through 2019, though is expected to move off the platform and onto Warner Media’s upcoming service in 2020.
Update 12/4 11:25am: Early Tuesday morning, THR reported that AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said that Netflix may have extended their licensing deal with Friends, but "they resigned it on a non-exclusive basis." This means the show can be on both Netflix and the streaming service that Warner Media is planning, though does not have to be limited to just their platform.
Update 12/5 5:56pm: THR reported later on Tuesday that Warner Media and Netflix have officially reached a multi-year deal allowing Friends to be available on Netflix in 2019 and potentially both streaming networks in 2020 and beyond. For 2019 alone, the deal is estimated to be worth somewhere between $70-$80 million.