What TV Shows Hit Netflix in April 2016?

TV on NetflixAs the weather starts to get better there is still reason to stay inside with these TV shows hitting Netflix in April. Whether you are looking for something animated, a comedy special, a detective show, a documentary series, something for the kids, a Netflix Original and more, there is always plenty to choose from. Shows are listed by date and then alphabetically. We’ve also added if previous seasons are available. Also, find shows leaving the service this month listed at the bottom. Will you be checking any of these additions out?


  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 5 – This CNN original series has chef Anthony Bourdain traveling to extraordinary locations around the globe to sample a variety of local cuisines. Seasons 1-4 already available.
  • Beat Bobby Flay: Season 1 – Two chefs create mouthwatering masterpieces, and the winner will prepare his or her own signature dish in a showdown with celebrity chef Bobby Flay.
  • Bob’s Burgers: Season 5 – This Emmy-winning animated series centers on Bob Belcher and his ragtag burger-flippers, who are desperate to get their greasy spoon off the ground. Seasons 1-4 already available.
  • Cutthroat Kitchen: Seasons 3-4 – The chefs face more grueling challenges: One must cook a dish with only tin foil and heat, and another has to cook mussels with a clothes steamer. Seasons 1-2 already available.
  • Fixer Upper: Season 2 – Join Texas design experts Chip and Joanna Gaines as they help home buyers turn less­than­-perfect properties into dream houses. Season 1 already available.
  • Giada at Home: Season 7 – Giada De Laurentiis shares recipes and entertaining tips with a laid-­back California flair, from game-­day snacks to dinner parties to fusion cuisine.
  • The Great Food Truck Race: Seasons 1-2 – Food truck teams compete as they cruise across the country, trying to outsell one another in each city to avoid elimination and land a big cash prize.
  • House Hunters Collection: Collection 3 – Prospective buyers and their realtors deal with both the practical and the emotional repercussions of finding and purchasing their dream home.
  • House Hunters International Collection: Collection 3 – House hunters and their realtors check out a range of architectural styles and work through the quirks of buying real estate in various countries.
  • House Hunters International Renovation: Season 1 – Prospective home buyers shop the globe to find abodes with serious potential, then renovate against all odds to make them move­-in-­ready.
  • Kids Baking Championship: Season 1 – Preteen bakers face off in an elimination baking contest, creating delightful desserts and contending with the judges’ last-minute challenges.
  • Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 1 – Netflix Original – A group of talented young performers in a unique elite music program hope to turn their passion into their profession.
  • Love It or List It, Too: Season 4 – When families outgrow or otherwise become disconnected with their homes, a realtor and a designer help them decide: renovate or relocate?
  • Property Brothers at Home: Season 1Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott spend a season renovating their own Las Vegas home to prepare for an upcoming family reunion.
  • The Ranch: Season 1 – Netflix Original – Being a pro athlete didn’t pan out for Colt. Now he’s helping his dad and brother keep the ranch a float, and figuring out how he fits into the family.


  • Girl Meets World: Season 2Boy Meets World couple Cory and Topanga Matthews are back in this sitcom that focuses on the continuing adventures of their young daughter. Season 1 already available.


  • Turn: Washington’s Spies: Season 2 – Set in 1778, this period drama recounts the story of Abe Woodhull, an American cabbage farmer obliged to begin spying on the British enemy. Season 1 already available.


  • AJIN: Season 1 – Netflix Original – A teenager discovers that he is an Ajin and flees before the authorities experiment on him. Other Ajin plan to fight back and he must choose a side.


  • Cuckoo: Season 3 – Netflix Original – Rachel is still heartbroken and missing the son-­of-­her-­dead-­husband­-by- another-­mother, but has managed to salvage a certain friendship with her jilted former fiancé, Ben. Just as life looks like it’s about to return to normal in the Thompson household, a transformed Dale returns from China to shake things up all over again. Meanwhile, Ken and Lorna are preparing for the birth of their unexpected new baby, and their son Dylan is getting ready to leave for university. Seasons 1-2 already available.
  • King Kong of the Apes: Film/Series Episode 1 – Netflix Original – In the not so distant future, ruthless poachers are flying to San Francisco to deliver a black market baby ape when he breaks out of his cage and causes their chopper to crash. Luckily for the baby ape, acclaimed bionic scientist, Dr. Leo Remy and his twin sons are camping nearby. Dr. Remy’s son Lukas convinces his dad to take the ‘little ape’ home with them, despite the protests of his brother Richard. One night, Richard accidentally sets his father’s new lab on fire. Kong bravely rescues the boy, but in order to treat his injuries, Richard must become a bionic boy.

    One stormy night, Kong risks his life to rescue a family in danger. As his reward, police exile him to Alcatraz Island. Suddenly thousands begin coming from all around the world to get a glimpse of the gigantic ‘hero.’ However, with the help of his sons, Dr. Remy is soon able to convert the situation into the fulfillment of a lifelong dream: The Remy Natural History and Marine Preserve, soon to be better known as Kong Island but Richard has other plans. Having created dozens of life-­size Bionobotic Dinosaurs, Richard tries to use them to take down Kong, who narrowly escapes thanks to Lukas. From this point forward, Kong and Lukas are hunted fugitives.

  • King Kong of the Apes: Series Episodes 2-13 – Netflix Original – It’s 2050 and the future looks bright for San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island since its transformation into the most impressive Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet. But when the star attraction suddenly goes ape and Kong becomes public enemy number one, the villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world. Ironically, Kong is the only force formidable enough to stop these super-­powered dinosaurs and the evil genius manipulating them. But Kong is now the world’s most hunted fugitive. Fortunately, there are a handful of young humans who know the truth and are willing to risk their lives to help Kong evade capture, while he battles to save humankind.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 – Netflix Original – When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore. Season 1 already available.


  • How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2 – Brilliant criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case. Season 1 already available.


  • Lost Girl: Season 5 – Discovering she’s a succubus who sustains herself by feeding on the sexual energy of humans, seductive Bo sets out on a journey to understand herself. Seasons 1-4 already available.
  • The Messengers: Season 1 – A mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-­awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.


  • Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping Comedy Special – Netflix Original – Comedian Patton Oswalt delivers a fresh hour (and more) of brand-­new stand-­up that covers everything from misery to defeat to hopelessness. It’s his most upbeat special to date. You will believe that a man is capable of talking for clapping.


  • The Fosters: Season 3 – This offbeat drama charts the ups and downs of an interracial lesbian couple and their multi-ethnic brood of biological, adopted and foster children. Seasons 1-3a already available.


  • Danger Mouse: Season 1 – Netflix Original – The world’s greatest super­-spy returns to save the world with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-­of­-the-­art gadgetry.


  • Sensitive Skin: Season 2 – Empty-­nesters Al and Davina Jackson have a wonderful life: They love their jobs, both still look great at 60, and they’re ready for a fun new phase of their existence. But things don’t go as swimmingly as they expect. They find themselves dealing with professional issues, extramarital temptations and their 30­-year-­old son Orlando’s enduring case of arrested development. Season 1 already available.

Leaving Netflix as of …


  • Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1
  • Chuck’s Eat Street Collection: Collection 1
  • Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1
  • Eureka: Season 4.0
  • M*A*S*H: Seasons 1-11
  • Throwdown With Bobby Flay Collection: Collection 1
  • Vanilla Ice Goes Amish: Season 1
  • The Vanilla Ice Project: Seasons 1-4


  • Short Poppies: Season 1


  • Freakshow: Season 1

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