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The ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Trailer Means It’s Almost Movie Sign on Netflix

It’s been almost 20 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 was cancelled by the Sci-Fi Channel (this was back in the days when that station knew how to spell its own name). And bear in mind, this is after the show had already been cancelled once before, on Comedy Central, and its lone big-screen outting flopped in theaters. Just about any other series with that track record would be long dead and buried in 2017, but the legend of MST3K has grown over the years, aided in part by the ongoing popularity of its alumni, who’ve formed splinter groups like RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic. Now, after a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, series creator Joel Hodgson is bringing MST3K back with an all-new cast on Netflix.

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What’s Leaving Netflix Instant: April 2017

Every month, as dozens of new titles are added to Netflix Instant’s vast streaming library (with even more possibilities for your endlessly indecisive scrolling), several movies and TV shows are taken away, spirited into the expiration ether. Now’s the time to stop procrastinating and do a little spring queue-cleaning by watching some of these titles before they disappear — possibly for good. Read on for a full list of what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in April.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: April 2017

April showers bring…new titles to stream on Netflix Instant. That doesn’t rhyme, but you get the idea. Next month’s additions include new seasons of Netflix Original series The Get Down and Chewing Gum, as well as the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and the premiere of one of two Louis C.K. comedy specials hitting the service this year. You’ll also find a couple of recent Disney films, classic movies like Gremlins and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and plenty of new Netflix Original Films. Read on for the full list of releases coming to Netflix Instant in April.

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Gilmore Girls Revival Season 2 Netflix Talks
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Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls’ in ‘Preliminary’ Talks For Another Revival

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: however arduous each TV revival proves, fans will inevitably clamor for another continuation. Netflix’s Gilmore Girls in particular ended A Year in the Life on the cliffhanger creators always intended, but may now be in “preliminary” conversations for another followup, reports reveal.

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Tracy Morgan Is ‘Staying Alive’ With His Own Netflix Comedy Special

Nary a day seems to pass without Netflix’s comedy vacuum sucking up the next A-list special, though why complain? Adored icon and survivor Tracy Morgan now joins Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle and more with a new standup comedy special, set to debut in May.

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‘Stranger Things 2’ Consulted ‘Game of Thrones’ for Spoiler Advice

No one necessarily bat an eye at filming on the first season of Stranger Things, but the Netflix thriller’s overnight success meant Season 2 would have great deal more eyes on it. So it was, that creators turned to the Game of Thrones spoiler experts for advice on keeping Season 2 under wraps.

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Kate McKinnon Is Your New Ms. Frizzle for Netflix’s ‘Magic School Bus’

If the prospect of a rebooted Magic School Bus on Netflix hadn’t caught your interest before, its note-perfect Ms. Frizzle casting might. Stepping up to fill those wild outfits behind the mic is none other than SNL favorite Kate McKinnon, and really – who else were you picturing?

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Cryptic ‘Stranger Things’ Tweet May Hint at Summer Season 2 Premiere

It was only a few hours ago we learned that Stranger Things would kick off the Season 2 hype on Super Bowl Sunday, but an even … well, Stranger reveal may be afoot. A cryptic tweet from the official account has sleuths suspecting a late summer premiere date, and some stormy skies ahead.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Takes Place Over Less Than a Week

Orange Is the New Black Season 4 left us on a more immediate cliffhanger than we’re used to, and it seems Season 5 won’t be losing that level of intensity. Star Danielle Brooks claims the whole of Season 5 will unfurl over just a few days; presumably picking up with the in-progress riot of Season 4.

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New ‘Making a Murderer’ Episodes Confirmed to Premiere in 2017

We’re still not sure what to expect from Season 2 of Netflix’s true-crime breakout Making a Murderer; whether new episodes could arrive in installments, or if the case takes significant serves between now and then. Nonetheless, Netflix now confirms we’ll be seeing more updates on the Steven Avery case with fresh episodes this year.

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What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2017

There’s lots of good stuff coming to Netflix on February, but, as always, there’s good stuff leaving too. This is the yin and yang of streaming video: With each new month, we gain and lose at the same time.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2017

January’s almost over, and when the calendar rolls over to February, there will be a whole new batch of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix for your streaming pleasure. This month’s highlights include a few big recent premieres (like Pixar’s latest hit, Finding Dory), and a few big Netflix Originals (like the new series Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore). The recent Sundance hit I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore shows up next month, and if you’re looking for something to watch on Valentine’s day there’s also a “big, sexy” special starring Michael Bolton. There’s no way that could work out badly for you.

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