Saving shows that networks stupidly cancelled has been kind of a thing for the new wave of content creators, like Yahoo famously taking the reins of Community. In a slightly different twist, Netflix has snapped up a mid-season replacement from NBC, starring Ellie Kemper and created by Tina Fey.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created by Fey and her fellow 30 Rock alum Robert Carlock, and originally ordered by NBC. Netflix has not only snapped up the original 13 episodes but asked for additional 13 episodes as well. And that’s a very good thing because this definitely sounds like something we want to watch, according to the description by Deadline:
After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess, 30 Rock), and a new beginning.
It’s like a 30 Rock reunion with a little Office thrown in. [Deadline]