Orange Is the New Black


Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama web television series.

Comedy-drama, occasionally known as dramedy, is a subgenre in contemporary forms of tragicomedy, especially in television, that combines elements of comedy and drama.

Web television is original television content produced for broadcast via the World Wide Web.

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The series, created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a low-security federal prison.

Piper Eressea Kerman is an American memoirist convicted of felony money-laundering charges; her memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison about her experiences in prison was adapted into the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison is a 2010 memoir by Piper Kerman, which tells the story of her money laundering and drug trafficking conviction and subsequent year spent in a federal women's prison.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Danbury, Connecticut.


Orange Is the New Black is streamed on Netflix, and premiered on July 11, 2013.

Netflix Inc. is an American multinational entertainment company founded on August 29, 1997 in Scotts Valley, California by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph.


The series' fourth season was released on June 17, 2016.


In February 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth, sixth, and seventh season.


Orange Is the New Black has become Netflix's most-watched original series.


It has received critical acclaim and many accolades.


For its first season, the series garnered 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, winning three.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.


A new Emmy rule in 2015 forced the series to change categories from comedy to drama.


For its second season, the series received four Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and Uzo Aduba won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba is an American actress and singer.


Orange Is the New Black is the first series to score Emmy nominations in both comedy and drama categories.


The series has also received six Golden Globe Award nominations, six Writers Guild of America Award nominations, two Producers Guild of America Awards, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody Award.

The Producers Guild of America Award was originally established in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America as the Golden Laurel Awards, created by PGA Treasurer Joel Freeman with the support of Guild President Leonard Stern, in order to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product.

The Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievements in film, television, radio, and videogames writing, including both fiction and non-fiction categories, have been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949.

The George Foster Peabody Awards program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.

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