Netflix just released their tv show premiere dates for 2016!
Some shows are returning, but there are 11 BRAND NEW shows that will make you actually want to use “Netflix and chill” in the literal sense.
1. Chelsea Does premieres January 23rd.
Chelsea Handler left her nightly E! series in 2014, but that doesn’t mean her no-apologies attitude went away. Her long-awaited series stays as un-PC as possible as Handler investigates many topics, including marriage, racism, drugs, and Silicon Valley.
2. Love premieres February 19th.
Judd Apatow, the creator of movies like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has cast hilarious actors Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs as a quirky couple trying to figure out relationships and themselves at the same time.
3. Fuller House premieres February 26th
Everywhere you look, there’s a reboot of ’90s television, and Netflix now has, arguably, the most popular series. Fuller House picks up decades after Full House, with D.J. as a newly widowed mom, and Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler stopping by to help out with the kids. And yes, you can expect more cameos!
4. House of Cards fourth season premieres March 4th.
If you haven’t started watching House of Cards yet, now is the time to start. This political thriller is addictive and fun, and the season’s teaser looks as eerie as ever.
5. Flaked premieres March 11th.
Netflix is calling it “a serio-comic story,” and Will Arnett stars as Chip, a man who falls in love with his best friend’s crush. Chip markets himself as a “guru” until that image begins to quickly unravel.
6. Daredevil second season premieres March 18th.
Netflix has more dark Marvel goodness for you… Get ready for Daredevil to take on a new villain: The Punisher. Now, this looks promising.
7. The Ranch premieres April 1st.
That ’70s Show stars, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, are reuniting for this 10-episode sitcom, where they play brothers. Kutcher plays a former semi-pro football player who comes home to run the family ranch. Sam Elliott and Debra Winger also star as the pair’s parents. This looks like it’s a more traditional sitcom than your typical Netflix binge.
8. Lost & Found Music Studios premieres April 1st.
This show follows teen musicians who work at Lost & Found Music Studios and deal with their own romantic ups and downs. If you loved Fame and/or Degrassi, this show is up your alley.
9. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt second season premieres April 15th.
There’s not much known about the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. But in an interview, Titus Burgess could not keep it together, even thinking about the plot. He said there will be a one-man show that’s even more “absurd” than Peeno Noir. How is that even possible?
10. Kong: King of the Apes premieres April 15th.
This is appealing if you have kids, or just babysit them from time to time. It’s an animated series for kids set in 2050, and King Kong is the hero of the story, framed by an evil villain that sends robotic dinosaurs loose to fight him and three young humans who are trying to help. Actually, this sounds awesome for grown-ups, too.
11. Marseille premieres May 5th.
If you like House of Cards, this will be right up your alley. The series stars Gérard Depardieu as Robert Taro, who has been the mayor of the French city for decades and is trying to push his legislation past power-hungry opponents and shadowy special interests. Hopefully Depardieu will talk to the camera, Kevin Spacey-style.
12. Grace and Frankie second season premieres May 6th.
Again, not much is known about the second season of Grace and Frankie. But Jane Fonda did spill that her new love interest is played by Sam Elliott—but that there still isn’t a 9 to 5 reunion with Dolly Parton. Come on, Netflix, give the people what they want!
13. Word Party premieres June 3rd.
Another show for the kiddos, but for the littlest of kids who are still learning their vocabulary. The animation uses technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop that lets puppeteers perform digital characters in real time, so it’s guaranteed to look cool!
14. Orange is the New Black fourth season premieres June 17th.
Our favorite group of inmates is back for another year at Litchfield. And the new trailer looks CRAZY. SWAT teams? Alex Vause’s return? Is Nicky Nichols back from maximums security? Given the past few seasons, literally anything is possible!
15. Stranger Things premieres July 15th.
Wynona Ryder, we’ve missed you! She stars in this eight-episode drama series that seems seriously supernatural. In the plot, a young boy vanishes and his friends and family try to uncover the mystery. Netflix says the series “is a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation,” so Ryder is genius casting.
16. The Get Down premieres August 12th.
Baz Luhrmann, the man behind Moulin Rouge, has created this musical series set in New York City during the 1970s, following a group of South Bronx teenagers as hip-hop, disco, and punk music takes root. He’s teamed up with Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa for the show, so you know it’s going to be legit. And just listen to that music! This is a must-see for us.
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