It didn’t take long after “That ’90s Show” arrived on Netflix for fans of “That ’70s Show” to check it out, and once they finished the first 10-episode season, they had one question on their minds: Why isn’t “That ’70s Show” on Netflix? “why would netflix produce that 90s show but not have that 70s show available that’s so stupid,” tweeted @wariocheats, with @SkyeSymone writing, “I feel like if they’re gonna have that 90s show on Netflix they should also put that 70s show back on Netflix.” The logic is certainly sound, so what’s the holdup?
Twitter user @SickJay84 makes a good point on this front, noting that Netflix had “That ’70s Show” at one point, but the streaming rights must’ve run out at some point. After all, it’s far from uncommon for Netflix to cycle out old content in favor of new stuff, so the minds behind it all must’ve simply opted to let the show go. Meanwhile, @Alan_Woodshire posits that perhaps it has something to do with all of the controversy surrounding Danny Masterson — who portrayed Steven Hyde on “That ’70s Show” — and Netflix’s desire to steer clear of him. Then again, this is all purely speculation.
At the end of the day, the facts are the facts. “That ’70s Show” is indeed missing from Netflix, and it’s anyone’s guess as to whether it will return in the near future or not. For now, at least we have the debut season of “That ’90s Show” to keep us occupied.