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What to Watch: New Netflix Shows for Families This January

Cuddle up with the fam to watch these new shows

Published on: December 29, 2021


January marks the start of another new year, but if all that cold and wintry weather makes you want to hibernate, we won’t judge you!  If you need a jammie day on the couch this January, there are plenty of new shows for you to tuck into. The latest batch of TV shows from Netflix has something for everyone — from the youngest tots to the pickiest teens to the jaded parents. Here’s a sneak peek at all the new shows coming to Netflix this January.  

  • Jan. 4: “Action Pack” — This animated series for preschoolers is about a group of kids who use their superpowers to make the world a better place. 
  • Jan. 5: “Rebelde” — This Mexican series about an elite high school is based on a popular original soap opera, and features lots of music, passion and drama. It might be a good one for your romance-loving teen.
  • Jan. 6: “Dota: Dragon’s Blood” (Season 2) —  A brand-new season of the video game adaptation of Valve’s MOBA. This one is based on Book 2. 
  • Jan. 7 “Hype House” — Ever wondered what it’s like to be one of the world's biggest social media stars? This reality/documentary series peeks into the lives of social influencers. 
  • Jan. 14: “Blippi Collection” — If you’ve got a Blippi fan in the house, they’ll be excited to know that “Blippi: Adventure” and “Blippi’s School Supply Scavenger Hunt” will be landing in January. 
  • Jan. 14: “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure” (2021) — “Riverdance” was a hit with the grown-ups a couple of years ago, but will it be a hit with the kids? This new animated adventure movie is about an Irish boy and Spanish girl dancing their way around a mythical world.
  • Jan. 18: “Mighty Express: Train Trouble” — This new spin-off of the kids’ train-based animated series will keep your little ones chugging through January.
  • Jan. 21: “Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series” (Part 2)  —  A  new batch of episodes from the “Pokémon Master Journeys” season.
  • Jan. 21: “That Girl Lay Lay” (Season 1) — This cute series from Nickelodeon follows Sadie and her magical friend Lay Lay. 
  • Jan. 25:  “Ada Twist, Scientist” (Season 2) — The second series of episodes of this popular animated kids learning show created by Christine Nee (best known as the creator of “Doc McStuffins”).
  • Jan. 28: “Angry Birds: Summer Madness” (Season 1) — Yes, you read that right: the latest installment from the “Angry Birds” series is all about summer. Madness!

For the parents

  • Jan 14: “Archive 81” — An archivist gets a job restoring old videotapes and discovers the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.  
  • Jan 14: “After Life” (Season 3)  — The final season of the beloved British comedy series from Ricky Gervais. It’s a bittersweet series with a lot of heart. 
  • Jan. 14: “The House” (Season 1) — This new stop-motion animated anthology series promises to be a very different type of dark comedy. It features Helena Bonham Carter and Miranda Richardson. 
  • Jan. 21: “Ozark” (Season 4 – Part 1)  — The first half of the final season of Ozark, Netflix’s crime drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

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