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Netflix wants to make 20 new shows or TV seasons a year

Netflix is about to give you a new list of excuses to stay in tonight.

Within the next five years, the company wants to debut a new "Netflix Original" show or season every two and a half weeks, Ad Age reports. That would equate to roughly 20 new shows or seasons per year.

Netflix's next original series, the historic epic Marco Polo, will premiere on Dec. 12 and is its most expensive series yet. The streaming service is also working on a Chelsea Handler talk show and a set of Marvel superhero shows. Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos made the announcement at a media conference Monday, saying that Netflix "will eventually be the largest producer of original content in the world."

CBS research found that less than 10 percent of Netflix viewing includes its original shows, but the new lineup may change that. Netflix recently acquired the Tina Fey-Ellie Kemper sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and new seasons of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are sure to draw in users. Here's to many more nights of streaming! --Meghan DeMaria