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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Is Netflix Comedy as Resilient as Its Heroine?

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If ever there were a poster child for living in oblivion, Ellie Kemper’s title character from Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is it.

All episodes of Kimmy — co-created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock — are now available on the streaming video service. In a moment, we’ll want to know what you thought of the premiere episode. But first, a brief recap:

Much like Fox’s Last Man on Earth, Kimmy Schmidt mines terrible conditions for great comedy: Kemper’s Kimmy is one of four “Mole Women,” ladies kept in an underground bunker in Indiana for 15 years »

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is Terrific

18 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If there's a better match of performer and role than Ellie Kemper and Kimmy Schmidt, I can't think of one. Kemper is the show, and the success of the series hangs on her ability to be childlike, but not idiotic, cheery but not irritating, naive but dignified. Kemper's just about perfect, and the show's pretty damn good, too.Let it be known, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which goes up on Netflix at midnight, is strange. Kimmy just spent the last 15 years in an underground bunker, being lied to by a cult preacher. Now she's one of the rescued Indiana "mole women," back in the real world (or as real as New York can feel) and trying to make a life for herself. She winds up with an eccentric roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess, wonderful), a loopy landlady (Carol Kane), and a job working for an erratic uptown mom (Jane Krakowski). Kimmy has »

- Margaret Lyons

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Why You Need to Watch Netflix's Newest Comedy

21 hours ago | | See recent news »

What's another weekend eaten up by a Netflix binge? Your laundry can wait. The streaming service's newest offering, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is a comedy created by 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Robert Carlock - and it's about to become your new favorite thing. Kimmy Schmidt was first given a straight-to-series order by NBC, and we have to wonder why they would have sold the show to Netflix when it is actual solid gold. However, their loss is our binge-watching gain. Here are some reasons you need to tune in. It's Time for Ellie Kemper to Have a Starring RoleKemper (The Office »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Review: Ellie Kemper finds the joy in Tina Fey's dark, funny 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

5 March 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Early in the first episode of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the title character, played by Ellie Kemper, smiles as she explores New York City for the first time. It is among the biggest, widest, happiest smiles I have ever witnessed, on screen or in real life, Kemper opening her mouth so widely that you can practically count all her teeth. It is a smile that holds nothing back, and it's emblematic of the rest of "The Office" alum's performance. Whatever Kemper is asked to do by "Kimmy Schmidt" creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, she commits to fully, like a scene at a club where she hurls her body across the dance floor with abandon. It is a great, overjoyed lead performance, and I can't imagine this show working at all — even on Netflix which scooped up the 13-episode first season (all episodes will be released after midnight Pacific tonight) after »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 Review

3 March 2015 6:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based on the first six episodes of season one, which were provided to us for review purposes prior to broadcast.

At one point during the endlessly giddy opening episode of Netflix’s new stab at binge-watching, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper names the leader of the underground cult who trapped her in a bunker for 15 years. His name? Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne Senior Profit and CFO of Savior Rick’s Spooky Church of the Scary-Pocalypse. Who besides Tina Fey and long-time 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock could come up with something so flippantly brilliant?

The magical thing about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – besides Kimmy herself – is that the show continually merits pausing and rewinding to catch every sight gag, every motor-mouthed punchline, and every exasperated expression. It’s not sheer luck and circumstance that merits its fantastic pilot, but a love and sweetness that permeates every joke on »

- Mitchel Broussard

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TV Review: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

18 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Why NBC chose to cut loose “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — a series with fine auspices but an uncertain commercial outlook — and hand it to Netflix, which gave the program a two-season commitment, makes considerable business sense. What Netflix gets from acquiring such a relatively conventional property is more questionable, and given the company’s tightly held metrics, unlikely to be satisfactorily answered. In commercial terms, there’s some smart writing in this fish-out-of-water premise, which bears a more-than-passing thematic resemblance to the 1999 movie “Blast From the Past.” But there are also irritating sitcom-like elements, and a nothing-special quality as the show progresses.

Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock in a “30 Rock” reunion, “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper is perfectly cast as the wide-eyed title character, who in the opening moments emerges from an underground bunker where she’s lived for years, having been told by her cult leader that the world above has been destroyed. »

- Brian Lowry

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Nothing Can Stop Netflix in New 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Motion Poster

17 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What do you get when you throw an unsuspecting young woman into the wild of New York City after being trapped in a cult for the last 15 years? Netflix knows, and they've got their answer in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," a new original series from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Jeff Richmond, Jack Burditt and David Miner also serve as executive producers.  In the series, Kimmy is ready to take on city life with nothing more than a backpack, light up sneakers and overdue library books. In an effort to begin anew and escape her past, she begins working for "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski and finds a roommate in Tituss Burgess, also of "30 Rock" fame.  Even the new posters for the series are ready to break free. The new motion poster is below, as is the traditional non-moving poster that's remarkably similar in subject matter. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" premieres on Netflix »

- Travis Clark

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Netflix Unveils 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Motion Poster

17 February 2015 8:28 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks before its March 6 debut on Netflix, the streaming service has debuted a motion poster and theatrical style one-sheet for their upcoming comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Ellie Kemper's title character is seen getting rid of her umbrella during a rainstorm, as she "soaks in" her new life in New York City, now that she has left a cult after 15 years. The series, which was originally slated to debut on NBC, was given a two-season order on Netflix back in November.

From creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this half-hour single-camera comedy series stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, who escapes a doomsday cult and 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, Kimmy's ready to take on a world she didn't even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, »

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Poster Will Have You Jumping for Joy

17 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have you jumping for joy. The new poster above (and the motion poster below) proves that fact! Netflix's original comedy from 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Robert Carlock stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, a recently rescued doomsday cult member who decides to start her life again in New York City. Titus Burgess, Carol Kane and 30 Rock Mvp Jane Krakowski also star in the quirky comedy series premiering March 6. Kimmy finds her life turned upside down when, after 15 years in captivity, she discovers the world doesn't end. After an appearance on NBC's Today, Kimmy decides to take her wad of cash, backpack and brightly-colored sweater and make it in New York. She winds up moving »

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Experience the infectious optimism of Kimmy Schmidt in these new ads

17 February 2015 5:32 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Fans of 30 Rock will have something to look forward to come next month as a good deal of the creative force behind that show, including Tina Fey, will be debuting Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. The show is centered around a woman (Ellie Kemper) who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over as a nanny for an Upper East Side socialite (Jane Krakowski) in New York City. The trailer hit late last month but we now have a short promo video with the stars and creators trying to »

- Sean Wist

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Watch Ellie Kemper stay positive in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer

23 January 2015 6:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The trailer for Tina Fey’s new comedy the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrived last night. It’s the new show that you may have heard of when NBC decided to pick it up only to shelf it, afterwich Netflix swooped in and grabbed it.

The show stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as the lead character, Ellie Kemper, who’s rescued from a doomsday cult after spending a decade and a half in a bunker. Upon being brought back to the world as the rest of us know it, she decides she likes it better and commits to living in New York City. I can say I was hoping for this project to appeal to me more but the fact that it’s written by Fey should at least promise her trademark rapid-fire pop culture reference-style jokes. If one in five is as funny as the jokes on 30 Rock, it may »

- William Fanelli

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StreamFix: 5 supergirls of TV and movies to stream right now

22 January 2015 5:18 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Look, the news of "Supergirl" and the new trailer for the Tina Fey-produced Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has got me riled. I've got to cope with these exciting developments by watching movies and TV featuring awesome, powerful, hilarious, and/or weird women. Here are five options for riiiiiight now. Go Netflix them! Go on! "The Fall": Gillian Anderson is patron saint of no-nonsense "The Fall" is a captivating British serial about a calculating, dead-eyed serial killer (Jamie Dornan, who is currently skulking about the dungeon in "Fifty Shades of Grey") and the detective in Northern Ireland named Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) who's onto him. Dornan's moody machinations are entrancing, but Anderson's understated authority propels this whole show. It's always creepy and occasionally very dark, but Stella is a feminist protagonist who is as comfortable theorizing about a woman-hating psychopath as she is exploring her own sexuality.  "30 Rock": Lemon In. »

- Louis Virtel

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Ellie Kemper Smiles and the Whole Trailer for Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Series Smiles With Her

22 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’ve been missing the NBC comedies 30 Rock and The Office, Netflix has what you’re looking for, and they’ll even let you watch it on Thursday nights, too. Tina Fey, who created and starred in the former show has a new TV series with 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and instead of returning to the Peacock network (where it was initially set to debut this Spring), it’s dropping on the online distributor’s streaming service on March 6th — all 13 episodes of the first season at once. And less than two months ahead, they’ve dropped a trailer for the show, which you can watch below. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper, one of the ensemble players from The Office, as a former member of an doomsday cult who is now trying to lead a normal life in the big city. She’s lived in an underground bunker before hitting New »

- Christopher Campbell

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First Trailer Lands For Tina Fey And Robert Carlock’s Netflix Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 January 2015 12:52 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Falling from NBC’s autumn slate might have been a blessing in disguise for apoca-comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the show’s funnybone originates from the same type of acerbic wit that their seminal skit comedy nailed with aplomb. So, after the network omitted the series from their fall line-up, a deal was struck with global streaming giants, Netflix, which might actually prove to be a stronger choice in getting this sitcom before the right audience.

Up front in the lead as the happy-go-lucky Kimmy is Bridesmaids‘ star, Ellie Kemper. After years of surviving in an underground apocalypse cult with three other women, she is eventually rescued and begins a new life in New York City. The pitfalls are easy to spot, purely based on that synopsis. Fish out of water gags, silliness borne out of misunderstanding… the obvious direction of the »

- Gem Seddon

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10 30 Rock Jokes We Hope to See on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This morning, the trailer for the upcoming Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dropped, and it looks all-around adorable. With the writing duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (otherwise known as the geniuses behind 30 Rock) at the helm and stars like Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski, the comedy about an apocalypse cultmember-turned New York City resident is bound to be on fire.  Today's teaser gives a glimpse of some of the show's highlights (and Kemper's perfectly-quirky demeanor), but we're also hoping for a bit of nostalgia out of Unbreakable. It's been almost two years since our beloved 30 Rock ended, and life just hasn't been the same without Liz Lemon and company. As such, it would be simply »

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Is 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Secretly a '30 Rock' Spinoff?

22 January 2015 10:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Finally, we have the first trailer for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the new Netflix sitcom from "30 Rock" dream team Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show follows the titular naif (Ellie Kemper) after she's sprung from an apocalypse cult and moves to New York City. Kemper is all wide grins and pollyanna proclamations in this first clip. Adorable. And yet, might this be a spinoff of a little-known, hilarious "30 Rock" character? Forget for a minute that Jane Krakowski is back playing a woman who resembles Jenna Maroney in her curtness and confident cluelessness. Kimmy Schmidt herself feels a lot like a lost "30 Rock" character. Remember this young, hopeful woman from season 6? There's more than a passing resemblance. Here's hoping she's strong enough to contend with New York City and (even more intimidatingly) Jane Krakowski's mad one-liner skills. "Kimmy" hits Netflix March 6. »

- Louis Virtel

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Netflix Debuts Tina Fey’s New Comedy Series Trailer

22 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Netflix has debuted the trailer for its latest comedy series. Created by “30 Rock” duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follows a young woman who has been living underground in a cult-created apocalypse shelter for 15 years. When she finds the world she thought had been obliterated is still intact, she heads out, invigorated… albeit with a few quirks as a result of being detached from the world for over a decade (i.e. an irrational fear of Velcro and an unrelenting doe-eyed optimism). The series stars Ellie Kemper (“The Office”), Tituss Burgess (“30 Rock”), Emmy winner Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, and others.  With the recent Golden Globe win for Amazon series “Transparent,” (available to stream for free for 24 hours on Saturday, Jan. 24) television and streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are proving they’re the emerging frontier for innovative and risk-taking entertainment.  The full 13-episode season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt »

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Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Gets A New Trailer

22 January 2015 9:58 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie KemperThe Office) 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. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride). The new TV  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Candy for Dinner Is Just One Delight in Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer

22 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

[Youtube "mNKEKlXY3Z4"] Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it's as winsome and weird as you might expect. Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) in the title role as a 20-something liberated from a doomsday cult who learns that the apocalypse never actually happened and her entire life was based on lies. Fey's 30 Rock partner in comedy, Robert Carlock, is also behind the series, so it's no surprise a few familiar faces pop up among the eclectic oddballs Kimmy meets when she moves to New York, finds housing with a Times Square robot performer »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Netflix Releases Trailer For Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

22 January 2015 9:04 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

What do you get when an ex-cult member spends a decade and a half underground to escape the End of Days before being let loose in the modern day Big Apple? The premise for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, of course. The streaming video-on-demand company just released a two-minute trailer for its upcoming comedy series set for release on March 6, 2015.

The Kimmy Schmidt trailer starts off with a Swat team finding the apocalypse shelter of Kimmy (played by The Office’s Ellie Kemper). She and her fellow cult sisters are brought to New York City, where Kimmy decides to stay and make a life for herself despite being severely out-of-date after 15 years underground. The spunky redhead proceeds to find new roommates, get a job as a nanny for an upscale family, and naively yet wittily compliment a construction worker who’s trying to hit on her.

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, »

- Bree Brouwer

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