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Trailers: These are the 10 Netflix original shows people will be watching in 2016
Here’s the line-up for the year of online TV.

LAST WEEK, NETFLIX announced the release dates for 11 of its new shows, setting a large chunk of its schedule for 2016.

The announcement included old favourites like ‘Orange Is the New Black’ as well as new shows, like Fuller House.

The company has said it plans to roughly double its output of original shows to 31 in 2016, so while this is a big update, expect more announcements to come.

Here are the 11 Netflix original shows that now have firm release dates (along with two projects that were previously announced).

Love (11 February)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious, and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love … Love follows Gus (Paul Rust from I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglourious Basterds) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.

Type: Show

Star power: Judd Apatow, Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust

Fuller House (26 February)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: The Full House adventures continue as D.J. Tanner-Fuller calls upon her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move in and help raise her three boys.

Type: Show

Star power: Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin

House of Cards season four (4 March) 

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: Is it true that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Congressman Frank Underwood absolutely intends to find out.

Type: Show

Star power: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

Flaked (11 March) 

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Netflix description: Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked is the serio-comic story of a self-appointed ‘guru’ who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination.

Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bull that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.

Type: Show

Star power: Will Arnett

The Ranch (1 April)

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Description: According to Variety, The Ranch “is described as a multi-camera comedy revolving around a former pro football player who returns to Colorado to help run the family ranch business.”

Type: Show

Star power: Ashton Kutcher, Elisha Cuthbert, Debra Winger, Danny Masterson

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season two (15 April)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: What’s a Midwest girl to do after she’s spent the last 15 years trapped underground? Move to New York City, of course.

Type: Show

Star power: Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski

Marseille (5 May)

Netflix France / YouTube

Netflix description: Robert Taro has been the mayor of Marseille for 25 years. Now he faces a merciless election against his young, ambitious former protégé.

Type: Show

Star power: Gerard Depardieu

Grace and Frankie season two (6 May)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: Grace and Frankie think their lives in retirement are all set. Then their husbands declare their love for each other.

Type: Show

Star power: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker

Orange Is the New Black season four (17 June)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Stranger Things (15 July)

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Netflix description: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.”

Type: Show

Star power: Winona Ryder, David Harbour

The Get Down (12 August)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube


Netflix description: “Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, ‘The Get Down’ is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.”

Type: Show

Star power: Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, TJ Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Giancarlo Esposito

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (26 February 26)

Netflix US & Canada / YouTube

Netflix description: In this sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ four Martial World heroes must keep the legendary Green Destiny sword from villainous Hades Dai.

Type: Movie

Star power: Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh

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