Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Series Moves From NBC to Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is breaking free of NBC.

The comedy, co-created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper, originally was slated to air on the Peacock network. Now, it’s moving to Netflix, the streaming video service announced Friday.

The series — which Netflix picked up for two seasons — centers on a woman (played by The Office‘s Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski) and a new roommate (30 Rock‘s Tituss Burgess).

Netflix will debut the show exclusively in March 2015.

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  1. KN says:

    Any word on an episode order? I wonder how Netflix will approach original comedies.

  2. MattArmando says:


  3. Sam Shaw says:

    What is NBC thinking? Now they have one new mid-season comedy! There’s an excellent chance they’ll renew zero half-hour shows come spring.

  4. MDS says:

    Glad to hear this! It would have been doomed on NBC

  5. LE says:

    Is it moving as a Netflix series just for the USA or for the rest of the Netflix territories?

    If it’s at the latter it will be exciting news for us foreign viewers.

  6. James says:

    Too bad about Ellie Kemper, though…

  7. CJ says:

    Well, that was unexpected. Very interesting move and I am curious to see how it shakes out.

  8. I’m not a Kemper fan but this seems like a botch by NBC to let this one go, Tina Fey’s generally done okay. Heck if almost anyone else were producing I’d have been afraid there’s be like 20, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid!” jokes an episode.

  9. mbento says:

    26 episodes with no risk of getting axed by the 4th ou 5th episode. God bless Netflix!

  10. Jared says:

    Its funny how I would have never watched this on NBC but now that it moved to Netflix im willing to atleast give it a try.

  11. HAP says:

    This move makes so little sense, as it would appear to be NBC’s decision to let it go, even though two of its stars and the creator are veterans of very successful NBC comedies.

  12. Brock says:

    Great. NBC gets some good comedies but can’t nurture them or make them shine into ratings juggernauts. (Community, New Normal, Go On, Parks & Rec)

    • DV says:

      I would say NBC nurtured Parks and Rec, community and even the office, none of which ever became ratings monsters. Even giving The Office a post super bowl spot didn’t really help. It must be so frustrating to not get that one hit but a network can only throw money at so many low rated comedies for so long no matter how acclaimed they are.

  13. R. says:

    That’s okay. It sounds like a stinker anyway, and this will make it easier to avoid. :D

    • Leigh says:

      This is awful!!! One episode was as all it took.
      couple of grins and that was it. NBC made a smart move by dumping this dog.

  14. rubytu says:

    it has Tina Fey written all over it! Great show