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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Renewed For 3 More Seasons On Netflix

Orange Is the New Black has been renewed for three more seasons, Netflix announced today. Co-producer Lionsgate made the announcement too on its earnings call this morning. That brings the series to seven seasons; Season 4 returns June 17. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood

Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner is directing an episode of Orange Is The New Black

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will be helming an episode of the show’s fourth season (presumably haunting morally complicated protagonist Piper Chapman with her memory of that time Larry didn’t save the show to watch with her on DVR). By signing on for his friend Jenji Kohan’s hit series, Weiner will be joining a group of behind-the-camera luminaries that also includes Nicole Holofcener, Allison Anders, and Jodie Foster, who directed the show’s second season premiere. – William Hughes, The A.V. Club

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for ‘OITNB’ Season 3, ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

Netflix has set premiere dates for season three of “Orange Is the New Black ” and a number of new series. “OITNB” will return on June 12, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” bows July 17, and “Sense8″ — the new drama from Andy and Lana Wachowski — premieres June 5. Canadian thriller “Between” will debut sometime in May. Original specials premiering in the coming months include “Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible” on April 17; “Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” on May 22 and “What Happened, Miss Simone” on June 26. – Laura Prudom, Variety
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‘Orange is the New Black’: Jason Biggs Not Returning to Season 3

Jason Biggs will not be returning for season three of “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix confirmed […] “They’re not focusing on Larry at the moment,” Biggs told the New York Daily News. “Larry will not be in season three. But there’s always a possibility he can come back.” – Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety
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SAG Awards TV: Hourlong Series Sweep Drama & Comedy Races, Netflix Rises, Viola Davis Scores…

The three comedy series SAG Awards went to Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black (best ensemble, actress Uzo Aduba) and Showtime’s Shameless (actor William H. Macy). These were the first SAG Awards nominations for the two shows in their first season competing as comedy series. Netflix and Showtime Networks made the controversial category switch last spring, going into the Emmy Awards. For Shameless, it came after the series competed as a drama for the first three seasons to very little awards attention. For Orange, the change was made after a run as a drama yielded only a Golden Globe nom. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood
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TV’s Disruption On Display As Netflix And Amazon Go Head-To-Head At Golden Globes

More proof that good television doesn’t have to be developed by traditional industry players: Amazon has now received its first Golden Globes nominations for the Amazon Prime Instant Video original show Transparent, which follows the story of a family dealing with the late-in-life revelation that the family’s patriarch (Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender. […] This year, however, will present an interesting battle as both Amazon.com and Netflix are up for the Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe. Transparent is facing off against Netflix’s original show, Orange Is the New Black which is now on Season 2. (The show competed last year as a drama.) The other three nominations were from more traditional networks, with HBO’s Girls and Silicon Valley, plus CW’s new show Jane the Virgin, filling out the rest of the category. – Sarah Perez,TechCrunch  
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Someone in Congress is messing with an Orange Is The New Black star’s Wikipedia page

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, somebody from within the United States House of Representatives changed the Wikipedia entry for Laverne Cox, a transgender actress who plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black. The entry originally said that an article in The Advocate “touted that Orange Is The New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.” But the anonymous elected representative (or someone from their staff) changed the line to the hateful “a real man pretending to be a woman.” The elected official (or their staff member) also added a link to a National Review article published last month that claimed Cox is “not a real woman.” The IP address was banned from making edits for one month. – Laura M. Browning,The A.V. Club  
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Emmy Watch: Streaming for a Win

Orange Is the New Black could lead to Emmy gold. The Netflix series is poised to become the first Outstanding Comedy nominee from a streaming service, just as House of Cards broke the drama barrier in 2013. […] Meanwhile, Amazon Studios is on the hunt for its first nomination. The digital service is spending heavily on a campaign touting Alpha House, its political comedy starring John Goodman. – Michael Schneider, TV Guide http://ift.tt/Vnn91L