‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Canceled By NBC Pre-Premiere, Picked Up by Netflix

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Beverly Hills, Calif., November 21, 2014 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has picked up two seasons and will be the exclusive home to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the new comedy series from Universal Television from co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. 

The series stars Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. The 13-episode first season was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories in March 2015. Continue reading…

‘New Girl’ Has Become a Show About Nothing

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In its fourth season, “New Girl” has become a show about nothing. And believe it or not, that’s something very few comedies have successfully pulled off in a post-“Seinfeld” world. “Happy Endings” succeeded, but only after a season of trying to contrive a plot based on how friendships are altered by two friends breaking up. “Cougar Town,” too, quickly became a critical favorite when it dumped its initial conceit and blossomed into a show about forty-somethings stuck in a wine-induced arrested development.

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Hulu Orders Amy Poehler Comedy Starring Billy Eichner, Julie Klausner

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Via press release:

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 18, 2014 – Hulu today announced a straight-to-series pick-up of “Difficult People” from executive producers Amy Poehler (“Parks & Recreation”) and Dave Becky (“Louie”). The half-hour comedy series marks the first collaboration between Hulu and Universal Cable Productions and is set to start production early next year.
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‘The Affair’ is Rocked By a Larger Scandal

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Noah doesn’t want to think of Alison as his mistress, or as Oscar so delicately puts it, “some married yuppie’s summer slut.”

Alison doesn’t want to think of herself as a drug dealer, or a concubine. For her, Noah is more than just a fling. He’s a way out of a century’s old drug smuggling business operating behind closed doors at Blue Water Taxi Dispatch.

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