“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” just premiered the first six episodes of Season 4 on Wednesday, but it’s going to be a while before we get the rest: Part 2 of Season 4 will drop on Friday, Jan. 25, Netflix announced Thursday.
Unlike the first three seasons, which consisted of 13 episodes each, Season 4 will only be 12 episodes. Though Netflix has yet to confirm it, Season 4 is expected to be the show’s last, with possibly a movie to wrap things up.
“Kimmy Schmidt” delayed its production this year to accommodate co-creator Tina Fey, who was prepping to launch the “Mean Girls” musical. Rather than sit out a whole Emmy year, the comedy opted to drop the first six episodes before the May 31 eligibility deadline. So, yes, this means the remaining six episodes will be eligible for next year’s Emmys.
“Kimmy Schmidt” has received 16 Emmy nominations, including Best Comedy Series every year so far, but has yet to take home a trophy. It’s currently ninth in our odds, as is two-time nominee Ellie Kemper in Best Comedy Actress, while three-time nominee Tituss Burgess is in second in Best Comedy Supporting Actor. The show also has former nominee Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane in the running in Best Comedy Supporting Actress. Its guest submissions include Busy Philipps, Amy Sedaris, John Hamm, Greg Kinnear and Bobby Moynihan.
How many of these guest stars will be back in the second half? We hope Titus gets “The Capist” off the ground so we get more Kinnear (and his son Kinnear Kinnear). But we’re also gonna put our money on Fey returning in the back half as another new character.
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