Tina Fey’s next sitcom moves from NBC to Netflix

“30 Rock” creator Tina Fey’s next television series will be on Netflix.

“thirty Rock” creator Tina Fey’s up coming tv collection won’t be coming to NBC, following all — it’ll be on Netflix.

The sitcom, referred to as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” will debut on the streaming Television provider in March 2015.

This arrangement, declared Friday, illustrates how the lines have blurred amongst conventional Tv set networks and newfangled options like Netflix ( NFLX , Tech30 ) . It comes a handful of months soon after a canceled NBC sitcom, “Local community,” was resuscitated by Yahoo , and just one day right after Netflix revived the canceled A&ampE drama “Longmire.”

In this scenario, NBCUniversal’s studio, Universal Television, was the production organization behind “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and it was scheduled to premiere on the NBC broadcast network someday in the spring.

Now, it’ll nevertheless be made by Universal — so NBCUniversal will still make money from the display — but Netflix will stream the present alternatively.

In a coup for Fey and her co-creator Robert Carlock, Netflix has fully commited to two seasons of thirteen episodes. NBC had beforehand only dedicated to a single time.

The deal is a coup for Netflix, way too, considering that it gives the streaming services a higher-profile comedy series to advertise.

“It helps make a great deal of feeling for Netflix to want to be in the Tina Fey business, to me,” NPR pop society author Linda Holmes wrote . “They haven’t received a foothold in true comedy, do they?” (Netflix’s closest demonstrate to it is “Orange is the New Black.”)

Considering that it’s on Netflix, the complete initial time of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will debut at the identical time, so viewers can binge-watch it if they choose.

Fey and Carlock’s “thirty Rock” finished its NBC run in January 2013. The pair mentioned in a statement that they are thrilled to have “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” “solely on Netflix, which has verified to be such an outstanding location for unique, original programming.” But they extra, “We grew up at NBC and will carry on to build broadcast assignments with them as nicely.”

Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, discussed the NBC-to-Netflix shift this way: “Although it was initially produced for NBC, we have a really drama-large mid-year timetable so we are thrilled about this Netflix possibility it truly is an immediate win-earn for everyone, which includes Tina, Robert, and Universal Tv.”

Fey will not star in the new demonstrate, she will only work on it driving the scenes. Netflix claims the sitcom will star Ellie Kemper, previously a star of NBC’s “The Business office,” as “a female who escapes from a doomsday cult and begins lifestyle above in New York.”

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