Emmy voting started on June 12, and Netflix has celebrated by renewing “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for a fourth season. The announcement was made on June 13, less than a month after the third season premiered on the streaming service on May 19. Perhaps that vote of confidence from Netflix will inspire another vote of confidence from the TV academy.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” earned a total of 11 nominations in its first two seasons, including Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Supporting Actor (Tituss Burgess) twice, and Best Comedy Actress (Ellie Kemper) for the first time last year. The series was created by nine-time Emmy winner Tina Fey and three-time Emmy winner Robert Carlock, both of who previously won three straight Comedy Series Emmys for their NBC series “30 Rock” (2007-2009).
The outlandish series follows the adventures of its title character, who is readjusting to life after being held for years in a bunker by an apocalypse cult. Season three found Kimmy continuing that adjustment by attending college. Meanwhile, her roommate Titus (Burgess) dealt with career and relationship woes, Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) tried to get the Washington Redskins to change their racist name, and Lillian (Carol Kane) entered local politics to fight gentrification. Along the way the show welcomed back guest stars Fey, Anna Camp, Amy Sedaris and Jon Hamm while introducing new characters played by Tony winner Daveed Diggs and Oscar nominee Laura Dern.
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