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Netflix announces slate of four new comedy specials

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Netflix announced on Friday that four new stand-up specials will debuting on the streaming network this fall, including Bill Cosby's first special in 30 years.

The specials and premiere dates are:

"Jim Jefferies: Bare," premiering August 29th

"Chelsea Perretti: One Of The Greats," premiering November 14th

"Bill Cosby 77," premiering November 28th

"Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way," premiering December 5th

Both Jeffries and Burr already have comedy specials streaming on Netflix and presumably this order was based in part of the viewing numbers from those specials.

These join Chelsea Handler’s previously-announced 1-hour special "Uganda Be Kidding Me Live," which premieres October 10th. Handler will also be hosting a talk show for Netflix, which is scheduled to premiere in 2016. That show will be the first talk show for the streaming network, which has until now focused on movies and television programs.

Netflix has recently beefed up its lineup of original documentaries and is expected to order more original comedy specials in the upcoming months. It has also recently announced it hopes to have another season of "Arrested Development," although no firm date has been set for the production or premiere of the episodes.

To keep track of the TV shows and movies that are expiring from Netflix, check out this list from AllYourScreens.com. That site also includes regularly-updated lists of the programs that have just been added to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, as well as coverage of original web video on everything from YouTube to Crackle.