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Netflix’s April Losses Are a Bloodbath of Our Favorites, but They’ve Got Some Great Additions in New MST3K and Bill Nye

Netflix might as well have staked us in the heart.


Every month, we pore over the list of what Netflix streaming is adding and losing, rejoicing in the coming of new favorites and mourning the loss of classics—and the desperate impossibility of binging it all in the few days remaining. This month, those feelings are especially acute, since we’re losing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and the original seasons of Arrested Development but replacing them with Mystery Science Theater and Bill Nye.

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If you’re mid-Buffy rewatch, we regret to inform you that you only have until April 1—just over a week—to finish. The same goes for The X-Files, Firefly, The Princess Bride (which you do have time to squeeze in one more watch), all the Superman movies, RoswellHouseAngel, Arrested Development‘s non-Netflix seasons (according to Polygon), and more. You could probably squeeze all of Firefly into a week. Just saying.

On the other hand, we’re gaining the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 on April 14 (which just released a trailer), Bill Nye Saves the World on April 21, Wynonna Earp season one on April 1 (we had recaps of this one!), The Get Down: Part 2 on April 7, Kubo and the Two Strings on April 8, The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass (seasons 1-3) on April 22, Queen of Katwe on April 25, Dear White People season one, and more. We can only hope that some of these will dull the pain of losing access to some of our most beloved series. Check out the full list below to see what else we’re gaining and losing:


April 1
Ally McBeal (Season 1-5)
Angel (Seasons 1-5)
Better Off Ted (Season 1)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Bones (Seasons 1-4)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seasons 1-7)
Dollhouse (Season 1)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
House, M.D. (Seasons 1-8)
Lie To Me (Season 1)
Menace II Society
Resident Evil: Extinction
Rosewell (Seasons 1-3)
Snow Day
Stomp the Yard
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman Returns
Superman: The Movie
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Boys from Brazil
The Escapist
The Princess Bride
The Riches (Seasons 1-2)
The Usual Suspects
The X-Files (Seasons 1-9)
Vanilla Sky

April 3
Collateral Damage
The Circle

April 7
Legit (Season 2)
Wilfred (Season 4)

April 9

April 10
Legit (Season 1)
Flower Girl

April 14
The Lazarus Effect

April 15
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

April 17
American Dad! (Season 6)

April 26
The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

April 30
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Mirror
Born to Defense
The Defender


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)
Only for One Night
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Schindler’s List
Something’s Gotta Give
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

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

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

April 22
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass (Seasons 1-3)

April 23
Live and Maddie (Season 4)

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)

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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