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What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in April 2017

Netflix rings in the spring with a solid dose of original shows and award-winning films, providing plenty of fresh content to enjoy this April.

New seasons of house-made series The Get Down, which centers on the music scene of the late-’70s Bronx, and British coming-of-age show Chewing Gum will hit the streaming service this month. But perhaps the most anticipated new show debuting on Netflix in April is a remake of beloved cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000, a show in which a man and his robot companions are forced to watch B-movies by mad scientists.

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In addition, Netflix also launches Bill Nye Saves The World, a new talk show from iconic scientist-entertainer Bill Nye that focuses on the issues facing our planet today. Non-original series worth checking out in April include the second season of popular IFC-produced mockumentary series Documentary Now!.

In the realm of film, Netflix brings a solid amount of self-produced content to the table this month, including Win It All, a comedy about a man who discovers that a duffel bag given to him for safe keeping is filled with cash.

Older films worth catching include award-winning dramas like Schindler’s List, beautiful animated features like Kubo and the Two Strings, and laugh-out-loud comedies like Tropic Thunder.

Those looking for additional laughs have plenty of comedy specials to choose from this month, with new Netflix-produced stand-up performances from famed funnymen like Louis C.K. and the Lucas brothers.

As always, some great content will be leaving Netflix in April, but this month in particular features the loss of a lot of popular TV series. Fans of The X-FilesBuffy The Vampire Slayer, and Firefly will want to watch them before they fade into the streaming ether. Films worth catching before they go include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Princess Bride.

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Below is the full list of fresh content you can see this April, and what will be leaving Netflix for the time being:

New on Netflix in April

April 1

  • A Weekend with the Family
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Across the Universe
  • An American Tail
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
  • Boy Bye
  • Born To Be Free
  • Cool Runnings
  • Good Witch (Season 2)
  • Gremlins
  • Only for One Night
  • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin
  • Scooby-Doo (2002)
  • Schindler’s List
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Thunderstruck
  • Wynonna Earp (Season 1)
  • Trouble with the Curve
  • Tropic Thunder
  • The Tenth Man

April 2

  • The D Train

April 4

  • Chewing Gum (Season 2)

April 6

  • The BFG

April 7

  • El Faro De Las ORcas
  • Dawn of the Croods (Season 3)
  • The Get Down: Part 2
  • Win It All

April 8

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

April 10

  • Documentary Now! (Season 2)

April 11

  • Kevin Hart: What Now

April 12

  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2)

April 14

  • Chelsea (Season 2)
  • El Eligido
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
  • Sandy Wexler

April 15

  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  • Slam

April 18

  • Lucas Brothers: On Drugs

April 19

  • A Plastic Ocean

April 21

  • Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 1)
  • Girlboss (Season 2)
  • Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (Season 1)
  • Sand Castle
  • Tales by Light (Season 2)
  • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (Season 4)
  • The Presige
  • Tramps

April 22

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass (Seasons 1-3)

April 23

  • Live and Maddie (Season 4)
  • Phantom

April 24

  • Long Nights Short Mornings

April 25

  • Queen of Katwe
  • The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Ball and Disappeared

April 26

  • Real Rescues (Season 6-7)
  • Trust

April 27

  • Las Chicas de Cable (Season 1)

April 28

  • A Murder in the Park
  • Casting JonBenet
  • Dear White People (Season 1)
  • Rodney King
  • Small Crimes

April 30

  • Sofia the First
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