What’s New In Television On Netflix This Week: Seth MacFarlane’s Greatest Contribution To TV

If you’ve already watched the Best 25 Best Shows on Netflix, powered through the Next 25 Best TV Shows on Netflix, and got caught up on this week’s best new movies on Netflix, we now have even more Netflix options for you. Here’s all the recently released seasons of television on Netflix, plus upcoming expirations and Netflix TV news.

Pick of the Week

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey (2014) — Following up on the original Cosmos series about the nature of time and space, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents new galactic revelations. Basically, for this, and for his $1 million contribution to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, Seth MacFarlane gets a lifetime pass for bad-awards show hosting and terrible Westerns.

Netflix News of Note — We wrote yesterday that Netflix is now beating HBO in revenue, but it’s still getting its ass handed to itself by HBO in profit. Netflix also surpassed HBO in subscriptions, and the streaming service is poised to bring back Arrested Development for another season.

Expiring Soon — Nothing to worry about in the TV department, but one of my favorite movies on Netflix, Safety Not Guaranteed is expiring this week, and some of you may be sad to see that Boondock Saints is expiring on the 14th. You know who you are.

The Rest of Netflix’s Recent Releases

Haven: Season 4 — Inspired by Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid, this creepy series is set in Haven, Maine, where residents are plagued by supernatural afflictions. FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose, from Jericho) feels connected to this place and delves into her own past to discover the truth. Eric Balfour (Six Feet Under) is also in it, which answers my question of where Eric Balfour has been.

I’ve never heard of this show, and I live in Maine. It’s an American/Canadian production. A quick look at reviews suggests its fairly middling.

Low Winter Sun: Season 1Ha ha ha ha! No. Don’t even think about it, unless you want to experience 10 hours of excruciating boredom. And the show has even lost its one claim to fame — that it was the lowest rated drama in AMC history — now that Halt and Catch Fire has taken that title. Let us never speak of this show again.