With nearly 500 scripted TV shows currently in production, iconic shows from the pre-streaming era such as "Seinfeld," "Friends" (pictured) and "The Office" have become the heavy artillery used on the next front of the streaming wars. After seeing Netflix eat away at their TV businesses, legacy media companies are targeting the streaming rights for shows that became hits at their studios and networks.

With nearly 500 scripted TV shows currently in production, iconic shows from the pre-streaming era such as "Seinfeld," "Friends" (pictured) and "The Office" have become the heavy artillery used on the next front of the streaming wars. After seeing Netflix eat away at their TV businesses, legacy media companies are targeting the streaming rights for shows that became hits at their studios and networks. (Warner Bros. Television/TNS)