When do streaming shows go "on Hiatus"?

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I've noticed Netflix shows (that put up the whole season at once) tend to be listed for a long time as "Currently Airing" with a computer icon. How long does it stay that way for? Presumably shows have to go "on Hiatus" at some point. I guess I'm just wondering why, 4 months after a season was released shows are still listed as "Current" and when they'll get switched over.
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sararielle

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Yes, due to the nature of online viewing being different than network airing, we tend to leave shows on Netflix and other online services on 'current' for an extended time for our members to have time to watch them before they are relegated to 'hiatus'. They will eventually be switched over. Neither status should affect your ability to mark them watched, however.
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I am aware that it doesn't impact my ability to mark episodes as watched.  I just wish that the shows would be "relegated" to hiatus somewhat faster.  I find it frustrating that there are shows that have been up for 3-4 months that still aren't listed as hiatus.  Perhaps a reasonable metric for how long to leave them up would be to imagine they released one episode a week and set them to hiatus once they would've finished the season? (eg if the show has 10 episodes, leave it as currently airing for 10 full weeks then set it to hiatus)
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Hey sararielle-

Thanks for your interest in this. Thought I'd add some clarifying info. We actually *do* have a metric/system in place and it's pretty much what you've stated - a week per episode - and then we just round up to the next half month or month (so for example, a bunch will be going on hiatus on 7/15/17). This actually does come out for a 13 episode season to the 3 or 4 months you are mentioning, so that is the expected behavior. Again, this tends to be a little bit of a looser system, so if you see something that is vastly off from that, it's likely it is in error (as there are more and more online series every day, it's certainly possible one can slip through the cracks).

Hope that helps!
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Ok, I guess my question is in part because "Julie's Greenroom" has 13 episodes and premiered on 3/17.  Under that system it would have had the final episode come out on 6/9.  Why is the show still listed as "Currently Airing" more than a month later?
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That is an example of one that has slipped through the cracks. We will update it to Hiatus.
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sararielle

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Thanks so much. :)