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Ask Matt: Orange and the Emmys, Leftovers, Last Ship, View Shake-Up, and More

Christopher Eccleston, Justin Theroux

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Question: With Emmy nominations coming up, I had a few questions about Orange Is the New Black. What effect if any do you think Season 2 airing just around the time of Emmy voting will have on the show? Thankfully, Season 2 seems to have lived up to its predecessor in the eyes of the critics (I thought the season overall might have even been better than the first), and performances by cast members like Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes") and Samira Wiley (Poussey) blew me out of the water, but if the season didn't live up to expectations, could it have possibly hurt the show in the nominations process this year as well as next? And do you think the fantastic performances by Aduba and Wiley this season could potentially help them as they try to get nominated for their work on the first season? — Kevin

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OITNB's Lorraine Toussaint's Interesting Theory: "Taystee Is Vee's Salvation"

Lorraine Toussaint, Kate Mulgrew

Orange Is the New Black's second season was all about family. At the center of this were two very different women struggling to create and maintain their prison support systems. But while Red (Kate Mulgrew) learned the importance of humility in her quest to win back her girls, Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) was focused only on one thing -- survival -- no matter how much it harmed those closest to her.

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Orange Is the New Black, Fargo Top Critics' Choice TV Awards Winners

Taylor Schilling, Kimiko Glenn

Orange Is the New Black and Fargo topped the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Thursday with three victories each.

Orange Is the New Black won... read more

Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon

Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. First up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Cheat Sheet: Where We Left Off and What's Next

Jason Biggs, Taylor Schilling

It's been almost a year since we first binge-watched Orange Is the New Black. (As for how many times we've watched it in its entirety since then, we prefer to remain mum). On Friday, the Netflix series finally returns for its anticipated second season. So what better time to look back on where we left off and what's next for our favorite convicts!

Piper (Taylor Schilling)
Where we left off:
Dumped by Larry and Alex, Piper brutally... read more

Watch the Trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

Taylor Schilling

There's never a dull moment at Litchfield — and judging from the first trailer forOrange Is the New Black's second season, things are about to get even crazier.

"Sadly, it's starting to feel like home in here," Piper (Taylor Schilling) laments. But something tells us her promise to "behave like a model inmate" isn't going to pan out.

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Paley Fest: Orange Is the New Black's Newest Inmate "Enjoys the Game"

Kate Mulgrew, Lorraine Toussaint

Watch out, ladies of Litchfield! At Friday night's Paley Festival panel for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, fans learned more about the newest inmate who will join Piper (Taylor Schilling) & Co. behind bars. read more

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Scoop: Less Piper, Laura Prepon Rumors and More

Orange is the New Black

Our obsession with Orange Is the New Black is well-documented, which is why we understand your pain counting seemingly endless days until it returns to Netflix in 2014. To help ease the wait, we spoke to the cast and creator Jenji Kohan at New York's PaleyFest on Wednesday to find out what's to come, including post-freakout Piper, more Crazy Eyes and Laura Prepon's rumored exit.

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The Thursday Playlist: Netflix Turns Orange, Sharknado, Hollywood Game Night

Orange is the New Black

Remakes (House of Cards) and reboots (Arrested Development) are one way to go when establishing a brand — let's just forget about the atrocious Hemlock Grove for now — but with Orange Is the New Black, Netflix finally achieves its eureka moment with a terrifically entertaining piece of original programming that's truly and bracingly original.

The setting, an upstate New York women's prison, isn't all that new, but Orange — adapted by Weeds' Jenji Kohan from a memoir by Piper Kerman — makes it fresh by mining a deep vein of absurdist humor with an unexpectedly generous empathy for the outrageous characters its overwhelmed heroine encounters in her nightmare odyssey behind bars. When anxious Piper Chapman (a wryly understated and immediately sympathetic Taylor Schilling) is being processed to start her 15-month sentence, she's assured this isn't OZ — and it also isn't Chained (or Caged) Heat. This show is much cooler than that.

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Orange Is the New Black is the Netflix Show You've Been Waiting For

Taylor Schilling

Orange is the New Black might not have the hype of Arrested Development or House of Cards, but it is by far the most satisfying original series Netflix has released this year.

From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), an upper-middle class woman who finds herself incarcerated for a crime she committed 10 years prior.  But Kohan isn't simply rehashing the same pampered, fish-out-of-water angle of Weeds for another suburban satire. This time, Kohan uses the familiar white protagonist as a medium through which to tell stories of those typically marginalized in mainstream media. read more

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