'Lost,' 'Forrest Gump' among titles leaving Netflix in January 2018: What's coming and going

If you're binge-watching "Lost," you better binge a little faster.

Season 1-6 of the ABC drama are all leaving Netflix in January 2018, joining several other popular shows and movies that will no longer be available: "Law & Order: SVU" seasons 14-17 will disappear, as will "Futurama" seasons 7-10, "Free Willy," "Forrest Gump" and "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial."

But don't fret: The departure of popular shows usually means they'll reappear on other platforms. Fans freaked out when Netflix had to ditch "30 Rock," but it's now available on Hulu.

Notably absent from the "coming" list? Popular reality shows, which are a staple of other streaming services. A recent poll from The Tylt found that 40% of TV viewers are big on reality TV, so we're surprised Netflix isn't vying for control of binge-worthy reality series.

Here's a taste of what's coming and going:


MOVIES: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Forrest Gump," "Free Willy," the "Saw" franchise,

TV: "Law & Order: SVU" (14-17), "Lost," "Futurama" (7-10)


MOVIES: "The Godfather," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Batman," "Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Defiance," "Lethal Weapon," "Dallas Buyers Club"

TV: New seasons of Netflix original series: "Lovesick," "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Collections," "Disjointed," "Grace and Frankie," "One Day at a Time," "Babylon Berlin"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARIES: "Rotten," "Somebody Feed Phil," "Dirty Money"

Netflix, Google, Facebook, and 13 other companies with extremely generous parental leave policies in America
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Netflix, Google, Facebook, and 13 other companies with extremely generous parental leave policies in America
New parents at Netflix take as much paid parental leave as needed for up to one year after the birth or adoption of a new child, and they can choose to return full-time, part-time, and take additional time off as needed.
Birth moms at Twitter can receive up to 20 weeks of full pay, while other new parents receive up to 10 weeks for "bonding time."
Come November 1, 2015, when Microsoft's new benefits policy goes into effect, parents can get 12 weeks of fully-paid leave, birth moms get an additional eight weeks of fully-paid leave, and if the birth mother chooses, she has the option of going on short-term disability for the two weeks before her due date. And as an added bonus, Microsoft employees can choose to take 12-week parental leave either all at once or in spurts. 
New parents at Facebook and Instagram can take 17 weeks of paid parental leave, which can be used all at once or spread out during the course of a year.
Birth mothers at Google receive 18 weeks of fully-paid leave, while primary caregivers receive 12 weeks and other caregivers receive seven. This leave not only includes full pay but also stock vesting and benefits.
New parents at Reddit can take 16 weeks of paid leave during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. This time must be taken in a minimum of two-week intervals. 
Bank of America offers up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave and allows another 14 unpaid weeks for new parents.
New moms at the law firm are offered up to 13 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave, while adoptive parents and new dads get 12 weeks.
Birth mothers at Ernst & Young receive 12 weeks of fully paid time off following the birth of a child and can receive an additional two weeks of paid leave before the birth if a doctor suggests it. All other parents that are the primary caregiver can receive up to six weeks paid leave, and non-primary caregivers get two weeks of parental leave after the baby arrives.
Yahoo offers up to eight weeks paid leave for any Yahoo employee that has a new child while employed at Yahoo. Birth mothers can receive up to an additional eight weeks paid leave.
Adoptive parents and new dads at Deloitte can receive up to eight weeks of fully-paid leave, while new birth mothers receive up to 14 weeks of fully-paid leave.
All parents at Patagonia are offered eight weeks of paid leave and an additional eight weeks of unpaid leave.
New moms at the Ivy League university may receive up to 10 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave, and new dads and adoptive parents are offered up to eight weeks.
Primary caregivers at Arnold & Porter can receive up to 18 weeks of fully paid leave, which secondary caregivers receive up to six weeks.
Genentech offers new parents six weeks of paid leave. After this time, parents may take an additional six weeks of unpaid leave over the course of the new child's first 12 months.


As we approach the end of the calendar year, let's not forget about the kids. Starting December 26, search "Countdown," and kids can ring in the new year with their favorite TV characters. (And yes, you can schedule the time so that the kids are actually in bed well before midnight.)

The countdowns available through Jan. 31 include "Trollhunters," "All Hail King Julien," "Skylanders Academy," "Puffin Rock," "Word Party" and "Beat Bugs," and new appearances from Pororo, Larva, and True and the Rainbow Kingdom. In addition to searching, for the first year ever the countdowns will be included in the Kids row under a celebratory "2018" icon to provide quick access to all nine videos.

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