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Netflix has set the bar high when it comes to original TV series and movies. The online streaming service has garnered a lot of buzz during 2016 with a string of successful original movies and TV series that include everything from the Marvel superhero collaborations "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," and "Luke Cage," to the quirky 1980s sci-fi hit "Stranger Things" and docu-series "Making a Murderer." Here's a look at a few of the highlights in store for January 2017.

Netflix original movies, documentaries and specials

Netflix has continued their commitment to original films with a few debuting in January 2017.

"iBoy" looks like an interesting movie about a boy with superpowers that originate with his cell phone. "Clinical" is a drama starring Vinessa Shaw in the role of a psychiatrist dealing with the aftermath of a violent assault.

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For comedy fans, "Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?" catches up with the popular comedian, and "Jim Gaffigan: Cinco," available on January 6th, is getting a lot of advance buzz. "Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy" debuts on January 24th along with "Gad Gone Wild" featuring French comic Gad Elmaleh.

Netflix original TV series

Most of the new original fare comes in the form of Netflix TV series targeting a broad range of tastes. Among the most anticipated is "A Series of Unfortunate Events" starring Neil Patrick Harris in the story based on the books by popular children's author Lemony Snicket, pseudonym of Daniel Handler. It debuts on January 13th. Season 2 of "VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER," the Netflix/DreamWorks Animation collaboration, is back on January 20th, another entry in Netflix' solid children's programming roster.

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January also sees the return of Season 3 of "Degrassi: Next Class" on the 6th along with "One Day at a Time," based on the 1975 series of the same name and starring stage and screen legend Rita Moreno as the Mom. "Historia de un clan" Season 1, an Argentinian family drama, and "The Investigator: A British Crime Story" Season 1, a true crime mini-series from the U.K., are among the international fare. Both will premiere on Netflix on January 13th.

Along with technical innovations like the ability to download content and using Google Home to control your Netflix viewing, the online streaming service is hoping to keep its firm hold on the home entertainment market. In 2017, we need Netflix and chill more than ever, and the internet giant is investing a lot of dollars into producing even more original content to reach its goal of 50 percent original programming.