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Candy for Dinner Is Just One Delight in Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer

Originally posted 01/22/2015 12:30PM

[YOUTUBE "mNKEKlXY3Z4"] Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it's as winsome and weird as you might expect.

Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) in the title role as a 20-something liberated from a doomsday cult who learns that the apocalypse never actually happened and her entire life was based on lies.

Fey's 30 Rock partner in comedy, Robert Carlock, is also behind the series, so it's no surprise a few familiar faces pop up among the eclectic oddballs Kimmy meets when she moves to New York, finds housing with a Times Square robot performer named Titus (Tituss Burgess) and lands a job nannying for high-strung, self-absorbed working mother Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski, playing to her strengths).

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Trick Your Kids into Going to Bed Early with Netflix's Fake New Year's Eve Countdown

Trick Your Kids into Going to Bed Early with Netflix's Fake New Year's Eve Countdown

Originally posted 12/30/2014 10:00PM

It's an idea that parents will love and children will hate – if the kids ever find out about it!

Netflix has created a faux New Year's Eve countdown starring King Julien, the lemur from the Madagascar films. The three-minute streaming Netflix video helps parents to convince their little ones that 2015 has come, put them to bed and then have a glass of wine and some adult time.

The countdown, which also serves as a promo for the new Netflix show All Hail King Julien, has upbeat music and dancing animals, so the kiddos are sure to have a blast and get a good night's sleep!

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5 Things to Know About Lorenzo Richelmy, Marco Polo's Breakout Star

5 Things to Know About Lorenzo Richelmy, Marco Polo's Breakout Star

Originally posted 12/11/2014 05:40PM

He's gorgeous. He's absolutely charming. But where, exactly, did he come from?

Lorenzo Richelmy (pronounced Ree-kale-mee), 24, is the Italian actor who was picked from relative obscurity to star in the Weinstein-produced Marco Polo, to be released on Netflix Friday.

The 10-episode series is expected to be the new House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, in terms of people obsessively binge-watching, with Richelmy poised to become its next big breakout star.

The actor, who says he didn't even speak English when he was chosen for the part of the famous explorer, had to quickly learn kung-fu, horseback riding and sword-fighting, which he's now mastered after seven months of shooting on locations in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. So what are some other surprising things about Richelmy?

PEOPLE found out when he came to our New York offices for a visit.

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Tina Fey's New Comedy Is Headed to Netflix | Tina Fey

Netflix Picks Up Tina Fey's Next Comedy

Originally posted 11/21/2014 07:35PM

Tina Fey's first TV comedy since 30 Rock is heading to Netflix.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and starts a new life in New York, will debut on Netflix in March. The comedy was originally developed and ordered by NBC for its midseason lineup before Fey and fellow 30 Rock scribe Robert Carlock realized it was a better fit for the home of House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.

"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," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.

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Netflix Postpones Bill Cosby Comedy Special

Netflix Postpones Bill Cosby Comedy Special

Originally posted 11/18/2014 11:30PM

Bill Cosby won't be telling jokes on Netflix anytime soon.

In light of the groundswell of accusations from women who have accused the 77-year-old comedian of sexual assault, the pay service opted against giving Cosby a platform on Nov. 27.

"At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special Bill Cosby 77," Netflix said Tuesday evening in a statement.

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OITNB Writer Divorces Husband, Dating Show's Female Star

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UpdatePosted 09/15/2014 07:50AM

Orange Is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Dating Show's Female Star

Originally posted 09/14/2014 08:10PM

Lauren Morelli, a writer for Orange Is the New Black, and her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, have split – and she's finding love with one of the show's female stars, Samira Wiley.

Morelli and Basilone filed for divorce jointly and split amicably, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

In May, the writer penned an essay on Identities.Mic about how she realized she was gay while writing for OITNB.

"I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set," wrote Morelli.

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Chelsea Handler Bids a Star-Studded, Semi-Fond Farewell with Her Show's Finale | Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler Bids a Star-Studded, Semi-Fond Farewell with Her Show's Finale (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/27/2014 07:15AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Lately ended its seven-year run Tuesday night, and the host was duly impressed.

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It's Official: Chelsea Handler Is Moving to Netflix | Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler's New Show Will Be Streamed on Netflix

Originally posted 06/19/2014 12:30PM

Chelsea Handler doesn't hold back.

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Watch the New Netflix Original, Rotisserie Chicken, in Honor of April Fools' Day | Netflix, April Fool's Day

UpdatePosted 04/01/2014 06:30PM

Watch the New Netflix Original, Rotisserie Chicken, in Honor of April Fools' Day

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:00PM

Call it ... Ar-roasted Development.

In honor of April Fools' Day, and in the vein of its classic holiday offering, Fireplace for Your Home, Netflix has debuted their new original, Rotisserie Chicken, for April 1.

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