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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is the ‘30 Rock’ Companion TV Needs Right Now
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is the ‘30 Rock’ Companion TV Needs Right Now
While it bears the distinctive markings of a show that would be right at home in that immortal two-hour stretch of comedy magic, it’s not on NBC. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be the latest series to debut on the ever-growing, all-consuming streaming behemoth that is Netflix, but its goofy spirit and whimsical characters feel like they could only exist because of what aired before ... on NBC. Specifically: it’s no coincidence that this show shares so many writers, directors and producers with 30 Rock.
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Gets 2-Season Netflix Order
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Gets 2-Season Netflix Order
Netflix keeps adding to its reputation as a savior of cancelled shows, most recently picking up a fourth season of ‘Longmire’ after A&E’s cancellation, but their latest acquisition proves even notably weirder. Prior to ever even airing on NBC, Tina Fey-Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ has set a March 2015 premiere on Netflix, where the show has been picked up for two full seasons.
The Fun Ellie Kemper
The Fun Ellie Kemper
Every so often, during a press day that seems endless for everyone involved, something that at least resembles "reality" can occur. It's an odd thing, really: Because on a day like this, most people involved are seeking something that doesn't feel manufactured, even though it's almost impossible to find. Anyway, that's my overly hyperbolic way of saying, "Talking to Ellie Kemper was a delight."
Tina Fey & Ellie Kemper Return to NBC with Straight-to-Series Order for ‘Tooken’
Tina Fey & Ellie Kemper Return to NBC with Straight-to-Series Order for ‘Tooken’
We'd known post '30 Rock' that NBC would stay in business with Tina Fey to develop new comedies, but today the network shows its surprising commitment. NBC has given a straight-to-series order to a new female-driven comedy led by 'The Office' star Ellie Kemper, following the tale of a doomsday-cult dropout in 'Tooken.'

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