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Laura Prepon is going from playing Chelsa Handler for NBC to being locked up for Netflix. The actress who most recently starred on NBC's short-lived Are You There, Chelsea has been joined the cast of Netflix's original drama Orange Is the New Black, the streaming service announced Monday. From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange stars Mercy's Taylor Schilling as Piper, an engaged Brooklyn resident whose decade-ago relationship with a drug runner in college results in her arrest and multiyear detention in a federal penitentiary. Lacking any real-world experience to deal with her harsh new environment, Piper immerses herself in women's prison culture and

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