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Netflix shows get premiere dates; will spend $6 billion on content

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Netflix announced premiere dates for their existing and new shows. When will your favourite Netflix show premiere in 2016?

Netflix continues to treat us to such incredible shows and with their constant updated library, the answer to cutting cable continues to become more evident. Current TV shows are streamed basically the next day on whatever your local channels are and with other streaming options in Canada coming into play, specifically CraveTV, we have access to past and current shows like never before.

Also, Netflix announced that Jessica Jones will be returning for a second season in 2016 and they will be spending $6 billion on content. Yes, you read that correctly, billion. Now, this doesn’t mean they are spending $6 billion just on their exclusive content. It will also include their acquisitions. To put it into perspective, the average cost of an episode is about $2-$3 million. Netflix series have anywhere between 8-13 episodes. So, if we were to say $3 million x 13 episodes, that would equal $39 million per series. Netflix announced roughly a month ago that there will be 26 Netflix exclusive shows, but not all of them are series. Now, let’s say 75% of it is series, that would mean about 20 of their shows will be series. So, in the end, we are looking at 20 series x $39 million per series = $780 million. We can go ahead and round up to $1 billion, which means $5 billion will be going to content acquisitions and probably marketing and anything else you can think of. Simply, insane.

Without further ado, here’s the list of Netflix shows with premiere dates:

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Chelsea Does
Premiere date: Jan. 23
Comedienne and writer Chelsea Handler discusses the topics of marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. Filmed in four parts.

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Hannibal Burress Comedy Special
Premiere date: Feb. 5

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Love
Premiere date: Feb. 11
A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid. Created by Judd Apatow and starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust.

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Fuller House
Premiere date: Feb. 26
D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of three. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy. Everyone is back! (Except the Olsen twins because they are too busy ruling the fashion world)

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House of Cards
Premiere date: March 4
Season four, starring Kevin Spacey

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Flaked
Premiere date: March 11
An eight-episode comedy starring Will Arnett

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Lost & Found Music Studios
Premiere date: April 1

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The Ranch
Premiere date: April 1
The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business. Reunites That ’70s Show stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. Also starring Sam Elliott and Debra Winger.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Premiere date: April 15
Second season of an NBC-produced comedy, starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski; produced by Tina Fey.

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Kong: King of Apes
Premiere date: April 15

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Marseilles
Premiere date: May 5
French series starring Gerard Depardieu

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Grace and Frankie
Premiere date: May 6
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together. Second season of Friends creator Marta Kauffmann‘s comedy, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen.

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Word Party
Premiere date: June 3

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Orange is the New Black
Premiere date: June 17
Fourth season of the female inmates of Litchfield prison.

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Stranger Things
Premiere date: July 15
When a young boy disappears, his mother must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Starring Winona Ryder.

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The Get Down
Premiere date: Aug. 12
A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70’s. Baz Luhrmann‘s musical drama starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith.

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