Netflix Is Gobbling Network Leftovers, Internet Traffic
Netflix announced plans to revive two TV shows this week, continuing its trend of picking up shows dropped from other networks.By Christian Bryant | November 21, 2014
Netflix is picking up yet another TV leftover. On Friday, the video streaming service announced a two-season commitment to Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
The show stars Ellie Kemper, who made us laugh until we choked in “The Office” and “Bridesmaids.” More recently, Kemper was featured in “Sex Tape” with Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was supposed to debut as an NBC comedy, but NBC decided not to move series. Universal Television, the studio producing the comedy, instead shopped the series to Netflix.