Warner Bros. to bring 'Revolution,' 'Fringe' to Netflix

The studio signs a deal with Netflix that will make the streaming service the exclusive online home of prior seasons of several shows.

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Netflix and Warner Bros. have signed a deal that will deliver several popular shows to the streaming service.

The companies announced today that they have signed a deal that will see several Warner Bros. Television Group shows make their way to Netflix, including "Revolution," "Fringe," "The West Wing," and "666 Park Avenue." According to the companies, Netflix will be the exclusive online home to complete prior seasons of the shows.

All told, eight shows are included in the deal, but in the future, more could be added.

Time Warner, which owns Warner Bros., has been busy lately. The company announced recently that HBO, a company that it owns, extended a licensing agreement with Comcast-controlled Universal that will see the studio's movies become exclusively available in the paid cable channel during the pay-TV window -- the period that kicks off after movies are made available for sale on download and discs.

The deal Warner Bros. has struck with Netflix will not ban Warner Bros. from making its programming available via "traditional syndication windows," the company said. Downloads and reruns also sit outside of this deal.

CNET has contacted Netflix for further details on the agreement, including information on when the programming will be made available to the streaming service. We will update this story when we have more information.