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  • dude93
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    Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new NBC show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will air in spring 2015.

    I’m hopeful for this, but am skeptical… I love Ellie Kemper, but Fey has already cast Jane Krakowski as a Manhattan socialite, and Titus Burgess as an over-the-top flamboyant gay singing street performer character. Already sounds like a hot mess, but I’m eager to see what the response is like critically.

    [Side note: Kemper is most likely a good bet for an Emmy nomination for 2015, pitting her against Poehler’s final season performance of Parks, JLD’s season 4 performance in Veep, and, potentially, Lisa Kudrow’s comeback performance in The Comeback… exciting times ahead!]

    Do y’all have high hopes for Kimmy?  

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    24Emmy
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    High hopes? No. It’s starting in the spring.

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    Anonymous
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    Yep, a midseason premiere showed how floptastic and un-baity shows like Silicon Valley, Veep, True Detective, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad were.

    Yes, you could say “but I’m only talking about broadcast network comedies.” Except in recent years there are almost no broadcast network comedies that are getting embraced so it’s not a very wide sample of whether “it’s starting in the spring” is a killer for such shows.

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    I cannot wait for the show as I am a fan of everyone involved and going into the show I know not to expect another 30 Rock as it is a different show but I cannot wait because NBC needs a succesful comedy with Parks ending this season and About a Boy not being the success they expected it to be.

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    24Emmy
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    Yep, a midseason premiere showed how floptastic and un-baity shows like Silicon Valley, Veep, True Detective, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad were.

    Yes, you could say “but I’m only talking about broadcast network comedies.” Except in recent years there are almost no broadcast network comedies that are getting embraced so it’s not a very wide sample of whether “it’s starting in the spring” is a killer for such shows.

     

    I wasn’t referring to awards love, but staying power. It’s hard for broadcast shows to stick around when they premiere late in the season.

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    Atypical
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    With all of these “30 Rock” people involved, yes, I’m totally in. Can’t wait!

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    EmmyLoser
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    I’m excited for the show! 

    I try not to make too much of the spring start rather than fall.  It seems execs like the start shows in the fall if they think they’ll be a hit, and save the shows that they like but don’t really see having a huge audience for spring.  But the execs have no idea how the show will actually do, so I’m almost tempted to say the only thing the spring premiere indiciates is that they like it enough to air it even though they don’t think it’s a huge hit, which they have a terrible track record of predicting. 

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    Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Moves From NBC To Netflix With 2-Season Pickup

    by Nellie Andreeva November 21, 2014 3:14pm 

             

    Netflix has stepped in to pick up cancelled series — The Killing and most recently Longmire. Now the streaming service is taking over a series that has not yet premiered, midseason NBC comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

    Netflix has doubled the 13-episode order the series starring Ellie Kemper had at NBC. The 13-episode first season will debut on Netflix in March, around the same time it should’ve premiered on NBC. Universal TV remains as the producer in its first going at Netflix.

    “The very construct of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — its offbeat premise, hilarious and rich characters and serialized storytelling — make it a perfect Netflix comedy series,” said Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content at Netflix. “Tina and Robert’s unique comic voice and sensibility come through in this series.”

    NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, who also oversees Universal TV, addressed the rational behind the decision to move the series.”When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series,” he said. “While it was originally developed for NBC, we have a very drama-heavy mid-season schedule so we’re thrilled about this Netflix opportunity; it’s an instant win-win for everyone, including Tina, Robert, and Universal Television.”

    Comedy continues to be a challenge for NBC, which recently cancelled new half-hour series Bad Judge and A to Z. It already shrunk its signature Must See TV two-hour Thursday comedy block to an hour, from 9-10 PM, and that hour is slated to be taken over by drama The Blacklist in February. NBC doesn’t have any strong comedies to launch half-hour series out of, making it it harder for new shows, especially if they are offbeat and quirky like Kimmy Schmidt.

    As Fox’s New Girl proved, such comedy are most valuable to streaming services — New Girl’s off-network syndication sales paled in comparison to its Netflix deal. They may be too narrow for broadcast TV, as is the case with another Universal TV-produced comedy, Fox’s The Mindy Project, but are better suited for digital distribution.

    Greenblatt underscored the company’s commitment to the series. “We’re already talking to (Fey and Carlock) about new development for NBC, but meanwhile, everyone here from Universal Television will do everything possible to see that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt becomes a long-running hit on Netflix.”

    “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to debut Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt exclusively on Netflix, which has proven to be such an outstanding place for distinctive, original programming, said Fey and Carlock. Happily, we will still collaborate with our longtime partners at Universal Television to fulfill Netflix’s two-season order. We grew up at NBC and will continue to develop broadcast projects with them as well. We found the inspiration for this series in Ellie Kemper’s shining all-American face, and we know that she and Kimmy Schmidt have found their best possible home at Netflix.”

    After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess, 30 Rock), and a new beginning. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride).

    The series was created by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), who serve as executive producers with Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), Jack Burditt (30 Rock, The Mindy Project) and David Miner (30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix.

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    KyleBailey
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    Very interesting move. I’m excited for this 

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    Ghost
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    Well this is interesting, Netflix now has 3 comedies to campaign for. Smart move on NBC’s part since the show probably would have rated terribly in NBC’s comedy situation.

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    Glad it got a second season pick up which probably won’t happen if it stayed with NBC.

    Hoping Jane Krakowski finally gets Emmy recognition for this. 

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    vinny
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    Jane has what seems to be a great role. The show should be funny.

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    Really looking forward to this. NBC should just hand all their comedies over to Netflix. They’d all fare better. They seem to make niche comedies well-suited for the site.

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    mikeboy898
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    Really looking forward to this. NBC should just hand all their comedies over to Netflix. They’d all fare better. They seem to make niche comedies well-suited for the site.

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    First trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNKEKlXY3Z4

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