The saga of Kimmy Schmidt will continue for another year.

Netflix announced Tuesday that it’s renewing its comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for a fourth season. The pickup comes a little more three weeks after Season 3 began streaming.

The show stars Ellie Kemper in the title role of a young woman who was held captive in an underground bunker for most of her teenage years and early 20s, then starts a new life in New York. Season 3 had Kimmy attending college, while her friend and roommate Tituss (Tituss Burgess) returned to the city after some time away.

It’s here that we tell you the usual bit about Netflix not releasing viewership figures for its shows. It’s safe to say, however, that the renewal means there’s enough interest in the show (and its costs are within reason enough) to keep going for another year.

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has earned Emmy nominations for outstanding comedy series for each of its first two seasons. The show has 11 nominations total, including a pair for Burgess and one each for Kemper, Jane Krakowski and guest stars Tina Fey and Jon Hamm.

There’s no word on a Season 4 premiere date for a show, but presumably Netflix will try to get it into the eligibility period for the 2018 Emmys.

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” joins these shows that have been renewed for 2017-18 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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