New Releases on Netflix US (January 12th, 2018)

TGIF – here’s what’s new on Netflix for January 12th, 2018 and there’s a lot to watch. It’s the first premiere of Netflix’s second attempt at the talk show. Unlike Chelsea Handler, it does seem that David Letterman has found a good format that works on Netflix.

New Movies/Specials

The Polka King (2017)

Netflix Original

Jack Black and Jenny Slate star in this coming to America movie based on a true story.
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 94 minutes

Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018)

Tom’s second Netflix Original stand-up special after Mostly Stories where he discusses parenthood, parking lots and more.

Runtime: 71 minutes

New TV Shows/Documentaries

41 Dogs in My Home (2015)

Brits love their pets but where is the boundary? This documentary tries to find out that question.

Runtime: 43 minutes

A&E: When Patients Attack (2015)

British documentary following security staff at a Birmingham hospital who have to deal with aggressive patients.

Runtime: 43 minutes

Ainsley Eats the Streets – Series 1 (2014)

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot is on a journey to travel the world and discover as many street foods as he can.

Number of episodes: 10

Colony – Season 2 (2017)

USA Network’s Colony returns for the second season where mankind is being held captive by an alien race.

Number of episodes: 13

Disjointed – Part 2 (2018)

Kathy Bates reprises her role for the final time in season 1 of Disjointed where her character runs a medicinal weed store.

Number of episodes: 10

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction – Part 1 (2018)

The first episode of David Letterman’s new talk show on Netflix where he speaks to Barack Obama.

Runtime: 60 minutes


Somebody Feed Phil – Part 1 (2018)

The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond stars in this documentary series where he travels the world in search of local cuisine.

Number of episodes: 6

Taken – Season 1 (2017)

NBC’s hit show comes to Netflix with the series adaptation of the movie starring Liam Neeson.

Number of episodes: 10

New Foreign Movies

Milada (2017)

Other New Documentaries

Animal Airport – 2 Series (2013)

Bondi Rescue – 2 Seasons (2016)

Border Patrol – 2 Seasons (2014)

A Brief History of Graffiti (2015)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope – Season 1 (2016)

Changing Faces – Season 1 (2015)

Deals, Wheels and Steals – Series 1 (2015)

The Man Who Would Be Poker King (2009)

Monkey Life – 2 Series (2014)

Renters – Season 2 (2016)

The Reservoir Game (2017)


Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.