What’s leaving Sky and NOW TV in January / February 2020?
James R | On 23, Jan 2020
Whether your planning to hit the gym or eat less meat, don’t forget to make one new year’s resolution catching up on some modern gems before their rights expire and they depart your favourite streaming service.
For Sky and NOW users, that means taking care not to miss out on comedy masterpieces 30 Rock, Nathan for You and Kidding, or, if you’ve got Sky Cinema, everything from Love, Simon and Lady Bird to Mary And The Witch’s Flower and – as Disney+ draws closer – a Pixar favourite.
This is your last chance to stream the following:
30 Rock: Season 1 to 7 – 26th January
Written by and starring Tina Fey, the sitcom follows Liz Lemon (Fey), Head Writer for a live sketch-comedy show, as she tries to contend with the mad escapades of her colleagues. From erratic Hollywood star Tracy (Tracy Morgan) to suave executive “fixer” Jack (Alec Baldwin), from self-obsessed actress Jenna (Jane Krakowski) to effervescent page Kenneth (Jack McBrayer), this finely tuned ensemble comedy is stuffed with endless, endlessly silly, laughs.
Kidding: Season 1 – 26th January
Jim Carrey is heartbreakingly good in this moving, hilarious, surprising journey of one kids’ TV presenter’s painful self-discovery.
Nathan For You: Season 1 to 4 – 31st January
In this docu-reality comedy, comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help actual small businesses turn a profit.
Marvel’s Runaways: Season 1 and 2 – 31st January
Hulu’s superhero series, based on the comic books created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other, but must unite against a common foe – their parents. When our six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are they after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own… With the third and final season now airing weekly, don’t miss your chance to catch up with Season 1.
Silicon Valley: Season 1 to 5 – 1st February
Mike Judge’s Emmy-winning comedy charts the (mostly) rising fortunes of a socially awkward computer programmer.
Nashville: Season 5 – 8th February
Take a toe-tapping trip to America’s Deep South with this compelling country music drama starring Friday Night Lights’ Connie Britton and Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere.
The Trip To Spain – 13th February
Michael Winterbottom’s BAFTA-nominated The Trip returns as Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to go on a culinary journey through Spain that’s as funny and mouth-watering as ever.
Ray Donovan: Season 7 – 20th February
Liev Schreiber stars as LA’s best professional fixer – clearing away the problems of the rich and famous, no matter how messy. Or how illegal.
Other TV shows leaving in January / February 2020:
FBI: Season 1
Black Monday: Season 1
Dice: Season 1 and 2
HAPPYish: Season 1
House of Lies: Season 1 to 5
I’m Dying Up Here: Season 1 and 2
Our Cartoon President: Season 1 and 2
SMILF: Season 1 and 2
The Mindy Project: Season 1 to 6
White Famous: Season 1
Only Fools and Horses: Season 3
Blowing Up History: Season 4
The Killing Of Jessica Chambers: Season 1
All Star Family FortunesL Season 3
Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central
Dial M For Middlesbrough
Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central: Season 1
Comedy Central Live: Season 1
Geordie Shore: Season 13
Discovering: Burt Lancaster: Season 1
Discovering: Burt Lancaster: Season 1
I Live With Models: Season 2
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9: Untucked
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10: Untucked
Psychob*****s: Season 1
South Park: Season 1 to 19
The Passage: Season 1
True Blood: Season 4
Comedy Legends: Peter Sellers
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow: Season 1
Tony Robinson’s World War 1: Season 1
The Sopranos: Season 5
Murder in the Bayou: Season 1
Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 to 9
Vinyl: Season 1
In Ice Cold Blood: Season 2
Unexplained & Unexplored: Season 1
L.A.’S Finest: Season 1
Love, Simon – 29th January
Nick Robinson stars as a closeted gay teen in this ground-breaking, significant and charming high school rom-com.
Mom and Dad – 31st January
Doting dad Brent Ryan (Nicolas Cage) and his wife Kendall (Selma Blair) become infanticidal predators when mass hysteria causes parents to turn on their own kids. Their targets are mobile phone-obsessed teenage daughter Carly (Anne Winters) and her brattish little brother Joshua (Zackary Arthur). Crank director Brian Taylor ramps up the black “parents do the craziest things” humour.
Monsters, Inc. – 31st January
One of the last Pixar joints depart Sky Cinema’s line-up, as Disney prepares to launch its own Disney+ streaming service in March.
Mary And The Witch’s Flower – 31st January
This magical coming-of-age tale is an enchanting adventure of identity and belonging.
Beauty and the Beast (2016) – 31st January
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in this live-action remake of the animated classic, but Luke Evans steals the show as a larger-than-live Gaston.
A Clockwork Orange – 31st January
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece remains as shocking and stylish today as it was 40 odd years ago.
Lady Bird – 1st February
Greta Gerwig finds profound universality in everyday specifics with this heartfelt coming-of-age gem.
Tomorrowland: A World Beyond – 1st February
Brad Bird’s underrated film follows Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who finds that she is transported to a futuristic city every time she touches a lapel pin with the letter “T” on it. She tracks down reclusive old scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney) for answers, leading to an unabashedly old-school adventure.
Atonement – 6th February
Distilling McEwan’s novel without diluting its potency, this masterful adaptation is a work of genius.
A Wrinkle In Time – 15th February
Ava DuVernay’s sparkly, cosmosspanning adventure stars Storm Reid as troubled youngster Meg Murry. She’s retreated into herself since the mysterious disappearance of her scientist dad (Chris Pine), but a visit from the even more mysterious Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) provides renewed hope. Apparently pops is stranded somewhere across the universe, and with some additional assistance from Mrs Which (Oprah Winfrey) and Mrs Who (Mindy Kaling), Meg, little brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) are hopping across galaxies in hot pursuit.
Other movies leaving in January / February 2020:
The Nile Hilton Incident
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas
It Came From The Desert
A Bramble House Christmas
A Christmas Cruise
A Gift For Christmas
Against The Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure
Coming Home For Christmas (2017)
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Get Him To The Greek
He Got Game
Her Magical Christmas
Inspector Gadget 2
It’s A Wonderful Life
Out Of Africa
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
The Christmas Contract
The Christmas Cottage
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The Blind Spot
The Heartbreak Kid
Mission: Impossible III
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of the NeverBeast
Christmas On Holly Lane
Beyond Suspicion (2018)
Man Of The House
Woody Woodpecker (2018)
A Yeti Adventure
Maya The Bee: The Honey Games