The case of JonBenét Ramsey, a former child beauty pageant queen who was found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado home, has fascinated many people over the past two decades. This year marks 20 years since JonBenét's death, and a number of television specials have revisited the case from new and old perspectives in an effort to understand what happened and perhaps find some closure in the as yet unsolved murder. One special in particular will air on CBS, but will The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey be on Netflix after the show debuts?
Currently CBS hasn't officially announced whether The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey will be available on Netflix, or when it would be added to the streaming service if it is. Many of the network's shows have made their way to Netflix, including NCIS, Madam Secretary, Supergirl, and Criminal Minds, so it seems possible The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey could be added as well. However, not all CBS series are sent to the streaming service. Of course, since The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey is described as a "four-hour limited event docu-series," it may not fall into the same category as the CBS primetime dramas — and, as a result, may not be added to Netflix.
Of course, CBS has its own streaming service in CBS All Access, which features plenty of the network's programming on demand through the user's laptop, as well as other devices like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Xbox 360. If The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey doesn't make it to Netflix, there's a good chance, CBS will add it to its All Access lineup, which is available for free with a cable subscription. However, if you don't have a cable subscription, you can sign up for CBS All Access under the limited commercial plan for $5.99 a month, or a commercial free option for $9.99 a month — plus, CBS is offering one week free under the limited commercial plan.
So, if you're unable to catch The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey when it airs on CBS, there will certainly be a way to stream this docu-series after the fact. But, whether it will be available on Netflix remains to be seen. Trust me, I look back fondly at the days when Netflix seemed to be the only online streaming service, but the world has changed and with more options comes more online TV subscriptions. Still, if you're one of the many who are fascinated by the case of JonBenét Ramsey, this CBS event series seems to be a can't-miss.
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