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Netflix NOT Abandoning Binge Watching Despite Rumors

Despite rumors to the contrary, Netflix will not be abandoning their popular binge watching format on their platform. Although, rumors have run amok on gossip sites and Instagram pages, viewers of Netflix need not worry about any major change that will transform the outlet into a television model.

The rumor began due to Netflix’s agreement with UK show, “The Great British Bake Off” (known in the United States as “The Great British Baking Show”). According to New York Post, Netflix is rolling out an episode a week because the streaming service now has the ability to air the episodes shortly after they air on Channel 4 in Britain, where episodes are released weekly. This is the same scenario for shows like Black Ligtning on the CW which allows Netflix the same luxury. Netflix has now caught up with the show in real time after acquiring rights to the UK product last year.

What may have furthered the fuel for the rumor was the new show format for “Rhythm + Flow”. It is Netflix’s first reality music competition. It will feature celebrities Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip Harris, a.k.a. T.I., as they search for the next hip-hop star.

New episodes will be available in three uploads on Wednesdays starting Oct. 9. This is due to breaking up the segments with different phases of the competition featured across 10 hour long episodes. The presentation in this manner according to Netflix will avoid leaks and spoilers of the show.